The Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production and design in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Receiving an Ovation Award is a significant point of recognition for LA theatre artists. The LA Times has referred to the Ovation Awards as the “highest-profile contest for local theatre.”

The Group Rep’s production of A Carol Christmas was nominated for two awards; Doug Haverty in the category of Book for an Original Musical and Bruce Kimmel in the category of Lyrics/Composition for an Original Musical.

The awards ceremony will take place January 13th, 2020 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. For more details about this event, visit