Survey Results: ShowBizRadio and the CappiesBy Laura & Mike Clark • Jan 3rd, 2009 • Category: ShowBizRadio
While starting to read through the results of our survey, I noticed a lot of people misunderstand the role ShowBizRadio plays with the Cappies. ShowBizRadio does not simply reprint the Cappies reviews that are provided to the Washington Post. Each Cappies reviewed production is attended by fifteen to forty Cappies reviewers. A Cappies reviewer is a high school student trained to review theater under the Cappies guidelines. Each review is judged by Cappies administrators and then the best reviews are submitted to local publications, such as the Post, ShowBizRadio, and the Connection Newspapers. Each publication is given a unique review to publish.
Our top ten most read articles posted in 2008 were:
- Review of Elden Street Players’ tick, tick…Boom
- Review of CCT with 2nd Flight Theatre Company’s Bare: A Pop Opera
- The WATCH Awards nominees for the 2007 season
- Review of Sterling Playmakers’ Oklahoma!
- Review of McLean Community Players’ Evita
- The Cappies Awards winners for the 2007-2008 season
- Review of the Arlington Players’ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
- Review of Reston Community Players’ Urinetown: The Musical
- Review of the Little Theatre of Alexandria’s 1776
- Review of Duke Ellington School of the Arts’ The Wiz
Two of last year’s most read articles involved the Cappies. While we have receved feedback from our survey that the Cappies reviews and articles are “not at all useful,” ShowBizRadio will continue to support the next generation of theater professionals by publishing reviews of their productions, and by adding their production schedules to our web site. We are also encouraging the Cappies writers to submit news articles to us about the productions that their schools are doing, such as Emily O’Connell’s November article Behind the Scenes with Bishop Ireton’s Romeo and Juliet.
This article can be linked to as: http://washingtondc.showbizradio.com/goto/2795.
Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.