Theater Info for the Washington DC region

2010 in Review

By • Jan 2nd, 2011 • Category: ShowBizRadio

2010 was a great year for local theatre. New facilities opened, local theater associations grew, and there was more theater than ever being performed in the region.

ShowBizRadio contributed to the local theatre environmment with 164 reviews published, plus 56 reviews as part of the Cappies program. Ty Unglebower published 23 columns aimed at actors.

In addition to the six writers reviewing local theater, Laura and I published seven interviews, 51 news articles, and 155 articles with links to theater articles published elsewhere (~2,500 links to other media). We posted 209 auditions and performance information for 552 productions, with 8,497 performances. Performance information is on a separate website is now tracking 171 different theaters in the area. Tracking means we post info about their seasons, performances, and auditions. If you would like to have us post information about your theatre, please contact us.

In 2010, we had just over 103,000 people visit the site, and they viewed over 287,000 pages. Our ten most popular articles were:

  1. 2009 WATCH Nominations, January 17
  2. Review of Toby’s Dinner Theater Hairspray, March 31
  3. Review of Little Theatre of Alexandria Chicago, March 4
  4. Review of Elden Street Players Rent, August 4
  5. Review of Little Theatre of Alexandria Scapino!, January 20
  6. 2010 Cappies Nominees, May 19
  7. Review of Toby’s Dinner Theater Rent, October 5
  8. Review of Adventure Theatre The New Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, February 25
  9. Review of Kensington Arts Theatre Chicago, October 12
  10. Review of Signature Theatre Sweeney Todd, February 18

We are selling advertising on the web site. We sold well over 85% of our available ad space in 2010. So if you would like to support one of the few media outlets that supports smaller theatres in the area, and get some good exposure for your production, please contact us.

And lastly, when we started the site back in 2005, we had an Internet radio station playing Broadway showtunes and soundtracks. Because of the licensing contract I am under for my Christmas music radio stations, I am able to start a few new stations in 2011. So the ShowBizRadio radio station is back on the air. In the next few months, the station will be listed in the iTunes radio directory, and we’ll be adding new music and features to the station throughout the year.

As always, we can use more people writing for the site. We are flexible with writing assignments and scheduling. We are looking forward to a lot of great theater in 2011. Our first reviews will be coming out after next weekend. And now, on with the show.

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