'Kinky Boots' among winners at Dora Awards

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The Canadian Press

TORONTO - The Toronto production of "Kinky Boots" was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

The Mirvish musical, featuring a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, nabbed three awards in the musical theatre division at a ceremony held at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage in Toronto on Monday night.

"Kinky Boots" won for outstanding production, outstanding male performance for Alan Mingo Jr., and choreography honours for Jerry Mitchell.

The Canadian Opera Company was the frontrunner in the opera division heading into the ceremony, and emerged as the night's biggest winner with a total of eight awards.

The COC scored five Doras for "Siegfried," including outstanding production and directing honours for Francois Girard, and three for "La Traviata."

Young People's Theatre received five Doras, including outstanding production in the theatre for young audiences division for "Goodnight Moon."