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2006 Index of Winners

Best Stage Director BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Dad's Garage Theatre

Best Supporting Performer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Yvonne Singh
In numerous recent roles, YVONNE SINGH achieved the goal of any theater artist: to make the artifice of stagecraft appear real. Singh brought grounded credibility to roles as dissimilar as a noble tribal leader in 15th-century Africa in Essential Theatre’s Leaving Limbo; a snaky, Satanic ringmastermore...

In numerous recent roles, YVONNE SINGH achieved the goal of any theater artist: to make the artifice of stagecraft appear real. Singh brought grounded credibility to roles as dissimilar as a noble tribal leader in 15th-century Africa in Essential Theatre’s Leaving Limbo; a snaky, Satanic ringmaster in dreadlocks and ringmaster gear in 7 Stages’ Come On in My Kitchen; and several service-industry laborers in 7 Stages’ Nickel and Dimed. Singh faithfully demonstrates the ability to bring the most abstract material or highfalutin’ ideas down to earth with the rest of us.


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Best Theater BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
After 25 years of solid, occasionally controversial work, the Marietta playhouse THEATRE IN THE SQUARE has perfected the formula to meet its artistic and commercial needs. Each season, the company strikes a nearly perfect balance of fresh interpretations of theatrical chestnuts (like Bus Stop), new playsmore...
After 25 years of solid, occasionally controversial work, the Marietta playhouse THEATRE IN THE SQUARE has perfected the formula to meet its artistic and commercial needs. Each season, the company strikes a nearly perfect balance of fresh interpretations of theatrical chestnuts (like Bus Stop), new plays about Southern life (Turned Funny) and, primarily in its smaller Alley Stage, edgy, relevant productions (Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth and Dael Orlandersmith’s incendiary Yellowman). Theatre in the Square isn’t just a role model for other outside-the-Perimeter playhouses; it can teach Atlanta’s hipster theaters a thing or two as well. less...

Best Theater Company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Whole World Improv Theatre Co

Best Theater Premiere BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Dad's Garage Theatre

Best Theatrical Gimmick BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Metamorphoses
Georgia Shakespeare has never shown fear of elaborate “concept” productions, like its “Huey Long” version of Julius Caesar set in New Orleans, or its Wild West As You Like It. Nothing in the company’s creative history, however, can match the audacity or complexitymore...
Georgia Shakespeare has never shown fear of elaborate “concept” productions, like its “Huey Long” version of Julius Caesar set in New Orleans, or its Wild West As You Like It. Nothing in the company’s creative history, however, can match the audacity or complexity of the 24-foot, 3,300-gallon swimming pool that provides the primary performing space (as well as a myriad of thematic metaphors) in Richard Garner’s exquisite production of Ovid’s METAMORPHOSES this summer. Plus, the lucky timing of staging a play with a swimming pool during a heat wave suggests that the gods were smiling on Georgia Shakespeare. less...

Best Theatrical Makeover (Cosmetic) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
The New American Shakespeare Tavern

Best Theatrical Makeover (Mission) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Theatre Decatur
After 27 years, Neighborhood Playhouse made a bid to move beyond its often wheezy, predictable fare by changing its name to THEATRE DECATUR and by programming an intriguing slate of ambitious shows. The lineup includes Terence McNally’s passage to India, A Perfect Ganesh, and two works by playwright-in-residencemore...
After 27 years, Neighborhood Playhouse made a bid to move beyond its often wheezy, predictable fare by changing its name to THEATRE DECATUR and by programming an intriguing slate of ambitious shows. The lineup includes Terence McNally’s passage to India, A Perfect Ganesh, and two works by playwright-in-residence Patrick Cuccaro, A Perfect Order and the upcoming holiday show The Third Howl. Theatre Decatur leaves room for old standbys like The Importance of Being Earnest, but seems sincere in its embrace of more exciting plays. More power to them. less...

Best Touring Play BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Wicked

Best Unspoken Spoken Word BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Java Monkey Speaks, Vol. 2
We cramped our brains a little trying to figure out whether it still counts as “spoken word” if you print it in a book, but whatever it is, we enjoyed JAVA MONKEY SPEAKS, VOLUME 2, an anthology of poems by poets who have performed at the weekly open mic at Decatur’s Java Monkey.more...

We cramped our brains a little trying to figure out whether it still counts as “spoken word” if you print it in a book, but whatever it is, we enjoyed JAVA MONKEY SPEAKS, VOLUME 2, an anthology of poems by poets who have performed at the weekly open mic at Decatur’s Java Monkey. Edited by Kodac Harrison and Collin Kelley, this second edition has some serious poetry power.
$12. Poetry Atlanta Press. 90 pages.www.poetryatlanta.com.

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Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody

Best Cookies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Alon's Bakery & Market

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses.more...
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses. Balshan is also responsible for the fabulous gelato next door at What’s the Scoop. less...

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Inn
And other metro area locations.

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Lofts
And other metro area locations.

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Barking Hound Village Buckhead
And other metro area locations.

Best Doggie Daycare BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
And other metro area locations.

Best Bar Food and Best Beer Selection BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Brick Store Pub
Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like brats, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and hearty, comforting dishes like pierogi primavera covered in seasonal veggies, and the volcano, a bread bowl burstingmore...
Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like brats, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and hearty, comforting dishes like pierogi primavera covered in seasonal veggies, and the volcano, a bread bowl bursting with Brunswick stew. You’ll need the sustenance to look over a beer selection so large that it’s housed in a binder. Forget about Buds or Millers — the downstairs bar stocks 17 international, regional and local drafts, plus more than 60 bottled varieties, including English ales, pale ales and German hefeweizens. There’s also a Belgian bar upstairs with eight rotating drafts and more than 100 options. On the rare occasion your table may agree on a single beer, the reserve list offers a few 5-liter personal kegs. What a centerpiece. less...

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Cafe Intermezzo - Midtown

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Cafe Intermezzo

Best Politician BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Shirley Franklin, mayor
"Shirley Franklin is in her fifth year as mayor of Atlanta. We asked what would be so essential to Atlanta that the city wouldn't be the same without it:" “The Peachtree Road Race embodies some of the same elements that made the Atlanta Olympics so successful. It's the product of hard work andmore...
"Shirley Franklin is in her fifth year as mayor of Atlanta. We asked what would be so essential to Atlanta that the city wouldn't be the same without it:" “The Peachtree Road Race embodies some of the same elements that made the Atlanta Olympics so successful. It's the product of hard work and preparation. It's a family event and it has universal appeal. It's not so huge that it's unmanageable, but not so small it's insignificant. And, over its 36-year history, it's been a model of the kind of sustained energy that Atlanta represents. “I was a race-watcher for many years, but I had almost turned 60 before I realized that I, too, could participate. As with many aspects of Atlanta, you can engage at different stages of your life; if you're not a runner, you can be a volunteer. Also, notably, we didn't choose an easy day for the race. It's always on July 4, during the peak of summer, so it gives you a genuine experience of being in the city. To me, the Peachtree Road Race reinforces the sense of accomplishment that we all feel being part of Atlanta.” less...

Best singer/songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Anthony David

"Anthony David, Atlanta-based singer/songwriter, releases his new album, The Red Clay Chronicles, this month on local indie label Brash Music:"


“The people of Atlanta make the music scene what it is, particularly the women! Whenever you come out and see some new artist that is ripping up the stage, male or female, and no one has heard of them yet, you will always see two or three ladies on the side that do know them, and have encouraged them to get out there and do it. Ladies are so smart, yes they are!”

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