The Gold Dust Orphans

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The Gold Dust Orphans are a fringe theater company based in Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1995 by writer/performer Ryan Landry, Scott Martino, Afrodite (aka Andre Shoals) and Billy Hough. It is a group of actors, musicians, writers and visual artists dedicated to the production of shows that are often based on works of film, theater and popular culture, many of these roles are played in the classical tradition by men in drag.

Production history[edit]

1998

  • How Mrs. Grinchly Swiped Christmas

1999

  • Charlie's Angels & the Case of the Tobacco Heiress

2000

  • Joan of Arkansas

2001

  • Madame Ex

2002

  • Rosemary's Baby - The Musical!, Camille, Scarrie, Joan Crawford's Christmas On the Pole

2003

  • The Bad Seed, The Gulls, Who's Afraid of the Virgin Mary?

2004

  • Pussy On The House, The Septic Wives, The Exorcissy, Who's Afraid of the Virgin Mary? (Revival)

2005

  • A T Stop Named Denial, The Golden Squirells, Cinderella Rocks!

2006

  • Death Of A Saleslady, Cleopatra the Musical, The Twilight Zone, Silent Night Of The Lambs

2007

  • The Plexiglass Menagerie, The Milkman Always Comes Twice, Silent Night Of The Lambs (Revival)

2008

  • Medea, Whizzin'!, All About Christmas Eve

2009

  • Of Mice and Mink, Willie Wanker and the Hershey Highway, Valet Of The Dolls, All About Christmas Eve (Revival)

2010

  • Phantom of the Oprah, The Gulls (Revival), Mrs. Grinchly's Christmas Carol

2011

  • Pussy on the House (Revival), Peter Pansy, The Rocky Horror Show, Mrs. Grinchly's Christmas Carol (Revival)

2012

  • The Little Pricks, Mary Poppers, Rudolph the Red Necked Reindeer

2013

  • Mildred Fierce, Pornocchio

Awards and nominations[edit]

2007

  • Elliot Norton Awards
  • Nominated for Outstanding Production by a Fringe Company - Silent Night of The Lambs

2008

2010

  • Elliot Norton Awards
  • Won for Best Director, Small or Fringe Company- Larry Coen for Phantom of the Oprah
  • Won for Outstanding Musical Performance- Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman in Phantom of the Oprah
  • Nominated for Outstanding Musical Production - Phantom of the Oprah
  • Nominated for Outstanding Design, Midsize, Small, or Fringe Company -Phantom of the Oprah

2011

  • Elliot Norton Awards
  • Nominated for Outstanding New Script - Ryan Landry for Mrs. Grinchley's Christmas Carol
  • Won for Outstanding Production (Fringe Theater) - Mrs. Grinchley's Christmas Carol

2012

  • Elliot Norton Awards
  • Nominated for Outstanding Design (Fringe, Small, Medium Theater) - The Rocky Horror Show
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Scott Martino for The Little Pricks
  • Nominated for Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor - Gene Dante for The Rocky Horror Show
  • Nominated for Outstanding Musical Production (Small/Midsize Theater) - Peter Pansy

2013

  • Elliot Norton Awards
  • Nominated for Outstanding Design, Midsize, Small or Fringe Theater - Mildred Fierce
  • Nominated for Outstanding Musical Production by a Midsize, Small or Fringe Company - Mildred Fierce
  • Nominated for Outstanding Director, Small or Fringe Theater - James P. Byrne for Mildred Fierce
  • Won for Outstanding New Script - Ryan Landry for Mildred Fierce [1]

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