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Best Musical Performance 

Ginger Newman

Younger local performers Ashley Bishop and Brooke Bryant did some fine singing onstage this past year, but for sheer chutzpah and mature mastery of craft, you couldn't beat Newman in Naked Stages' production of Souvenir. Her portrayal of tone-deaf novelty act Florence Foster Jenkins, the Mrs. Miller of the Roaring '20s, was a marvel of musical control and self-awareness, proving that "singing badly" can be more of a challenge than any of us will ever know. Fortunately, Newman got a chance to conclude the show with a showcase of what she can really deliver with her voice: poignance and beauty.  —MARTIN BRADY 

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