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Laurel Whitsett, Chris Hury, Kelsey Milbourn, Randy Pearlman, Matthew Grondin in Stupid Fucking Bird
The ensemble cast in Stage West's Stupid Fucking Bird was one of the season's best. Photo by Buddy Myers
An American in Paris touring company production
The national tour of An American in Paris charmed both Dallas and Fort Worth. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Kieran Connolly, Liz Mikel, and Ace Anderson in Dallas Theater Center's Inherit the Wind
Kevin Moriarty was recognized for directing three outstanding Dallas Theater Center shows, including Inherit the Wind. Photo by Karen Almond
Kitchen Dog Theater presents Feathers and Teeth
Feathers and Teeth at Kitchen Dog Theatre benefited from Stefany Cambra's bloody good properties design. Photo by Matt Mrozek
The cast of Hit the Wall at WaterTower Theatre
Hit the Wall was a — wisely chosen — replacement show at WaterTower Theatre. Photo by Jason Anderson
Hood at Dallas Theater Center
The puppet design in Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure at Dallas Theater Center was amazing. Photo by Karen Almond
Second Thought Theatre presents The Necessities
Blake Hackler's The Necessities had its world premiere at Second Thought Theatre. Photo by Karen Almond
La Cage Aux Folles at Uptown Players
The large cast of Uptown Players' La Cage aux Folles kept wig and makeup designer Michael B. Moore busy. Photo by Mike Morgan
Euan Morton as Hedwig
Euan Morton rocked in the national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Photo by Joan Marcus
Stiff at FIT
Sherry Jo Ward wrote and performed one of the year's most remarkable plays, Stiff. Photo by Thomas Ward