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SBR Live Coverage of the 13th WATCH Awards

By • Mar 17th, 2013 • Category: News

Welcome to ShowBizRadio’s coverage of the 13th WATCH Awards. We’ll be posting updates on this page throughout the evening. The sold-out ceremony begins at 7pm.

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Did you know that thirty-three community theater companies participated in WATCH adjudication in 2012?

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24 companies received at least one nomination. The full list of nominations can be found at http://washingtondc.showbizradio.com/goto/9018

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I saw thirteen of last year’s nominated shows. I’m getting excited to see if the judges felt the same way I did about the shows. Mike

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Laura and I are heading out now, updates should start appearing in about an hour or so. We’ll also be trying to do a live pre-show video. Acoustics are sometimes bad in the hall, so that may be curtailed. Be back soon.

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And we’re here, along with 500 of our closest friends

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We’re going to walk around, talk with some people. It may be broadcast at http://showbizradio.com/x/usbr

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Thanks for watching our tour of the Birchmere.

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People are ordering dinner, there are a lot of people here. Tickets sold out, there was a swap table set up in the lobby.

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And our dinner is here. Time to eat, quickly!

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Getting close, lots of people still milling about

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The lights dim!

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Todd Huse’s voice booms out to welcome us

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Watching a performance from A Little Night Music, by the The Arlington Players

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A Weekend in the Country

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Whew, that was a heck of a song! Almost 9 minutes!

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Fred Nelson is our host tonigh

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And the lovely Leta!

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Fred is introducing the evening

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March Madness stats…

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Happy St. Patrick’s day!

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Fred didn’t shave! But that’s because he is between shows

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I didn’t get the Honey Boo Boo joke Fred just told

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Fred is wanting to tell a joke about what everyone is really thinking when they don’t win.

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Our MC is nominated!

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All nominees please stand

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4/5th of these people you will never see again

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The WATCH judge process: judges watch different shows, they send in their scores…. A magic spreadsheet splurts out the nominees

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“It is a pleasure to be nominated.”

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126 shows were judged last year. 83 plays, 43 musicals.

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Chuck Dluhy, Joshua Redford, Michelle Bruno, Maria Littlefield and Rebecca Leneham are our fist set of presenters.

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Outstanding Choreography: Taurean Maray Barber, The Color Purple, Tantallon Community Players

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Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical: Ryan Mudd, The Sound of Music, Port Tobacco Players

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Outstanding Set Construction in a Play: John Downing, Heaven Can Wait, Little Theatre of Alexandria

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Outstanding featured actor in a musical: Stephen Deininger as “Tateh”, Ragtime, Laurel Mill Playhouse

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Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical: Bette Williams, A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players

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Outstanding Hair Design in a Play: Beth Harrison, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players

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Outstanding cameo in a play: Mark Yeager as “Beverly Weston”, August Osage County, Reston Community Players

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Craig Mummey giving acknowledgments of all the people that are involved in WATCH. Craig is the chair of the board.

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Thanking Leta Hall and Margaret Benning.

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1200 ballots, 16,200 scores, and 21000 scores for production area. 37,000 ballots total

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No new theaters this year. First. Time ever!

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Rooftop may rejoin next year

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Board reps take a bow

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Watch judges take a bow

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Producers and stage managers take a bow

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Elden Street Players will be leaving WATCH later this year as they become a professional company

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Thanks to everyone who helped set up for the awards

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Second set of presenters: Lolita Marie, Jenna Ballard, Brendon Murray, Marybeth Smith-Toomey, and Beth Harrison

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Outstanding cameo in a musical (TIE): Chrissy Barnett Miller as “Jolene Oakes”, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Damascus Theatre Company AND Brenda Parker as “Church Soloist”, The Color Purple, Tantallon Community Players

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Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical: Tim Kirk, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre

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Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play: Beth Harrison, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players

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Outstanding featured actress in a play: Gayle Nichols-Grimes as “Vernadette Simms”, The Dixie Swim Club, Port City Playhouse

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Outstanding Special Effects: Jordan Rose and Doe B. Kim, Sunday in the Park with George, Kensington Arts Theatre

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Outstanding Properties in a Musical: Richard Perryman and Peter Fakoury, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre

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Outstanding Properties in a Play: Susan Kaplan, Side Man, Providence Players

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Fred is back

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Watching a performance from The Sound of Music by the Port Tobacco Players. Do Re Mi!

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These kids are just precious!

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Third group of presenters: Jennifer Lambert, Jivon Lee Jackson, Carol Strachan

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Outstanding featured actor in a play: John Shackelford as “Max Levene”, Heaven Can Wait, Little Theatre of Alexandria

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Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical: Nancy Daugherty, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre

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Outstanding Set Painting in a Play: Jane B. Wingard, Bloody Murder, 2nd Star Productions

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Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography: Carl Brandt Long, Deathtrap, McLean Community Players

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Great joke about the play The Loin in Winter.

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A tribute to all those people in the community we lost last year

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Ovation!

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Fourth set of presenters: John Kirby, John Decker, John Michael D’Haviland.

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Outstanding Set Decoration and Set Dressing in a Musical: Tim Kirk, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre

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Good for Kirk!

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Outstanding Set Decoration/Dressing in a Play: Lisa Church and Chip Gertzog, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players

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Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Kevin Garrett, Sunday in the Park with George, Kensington Arts Theatre

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Outstanding Sound Design in a Play: Jimmy Gertzog & Chip Gertzog, Side Man, Providence Players

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Outstanding featured actress in a musical: Annie Coffman as “Anne Egerman”, A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players

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This is neat!

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Intermission! Be back in 15 minutes!

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Lights just flashed, a couple minutes til we start back up

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Watching a performance from The Color Purple, by the Tantallon Community Players. Singing the song The Color Purple

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Beautiful voices in that song!

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Fifth group of presenters: Ivan Davila, Lorraine Magee, PJ Mitchell, and Michael Kharfen

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Outstanding Music Direction: John-Michael d’Haviland, A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players

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Huge applause!

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Outstanding lead actor in a play: Matt Baughman as “Charlie Gordon”, Flowers for Algernon, Elden Street Players

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Matt thanked his parents. Consider them notified!

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Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical: Kevin Boyce, Night of the Living Dead, The Musical, Kensington Arts Theatre

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Outstanding Lighting Design in a Play: Chip Gertzog, Side Man, Providence Players

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Outstanding lead actress in a musical: Jennifer Lyons Pagnard as “Mrs. Lovett”, Sweeney Todd, Little Theatre of Alexandria

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Watching a performance from Sunday in the Park with George, by the Kensington Arts Theatre. The song is “Move On”

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Very nice, beautiful love song

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Sixth set of presenters: Kevin Dykstra, David Rohde, Molly Hicks-Larson, and Ryan Manning

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Outstanding lead actress in a play: Lolita-Marie as “May N’Kame”, Going to St. Ives, Colonial Players of Annapolis

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Lolita gave the best speeches of the night so far

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Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical: Eleanor Dicks, Sunday in the Park with George, Kensington Arts Theatre

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Outstanding Costume Design in a Play: Robbie Snow, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players

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Outstanding lead actor in a musical: Fred Nelson as “Tevye”, Fiddler on the Roof, 2nd Star Productions

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Wow, Fred just proposed!

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I assume she said yes! 🙂

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Outstanding Set Design in a Musical: John Merritt, Ryan Mudd, Ben Simpson, The Sound of Music, Port Tobacco Players

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Outstanding Set Design in a Play: Raedun Knutsen & Chip Gertzog, Side Man, Providence Players of Fairfax

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Watching a performance from Dreamgirls, by the Dominion Stage

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This song has some serious highs and lows, it’s a roller coaster!

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Final group of presenters: Rick Schneider, Annie Ermlick, Margaret Benning

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Outstanding Direction of a Musical (TIE): C. Dykton, A Little Night Music, TAP/C. Petinatti, Sunday in the Park with George, KAT

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Outstanding Direction of a Play: Edd Miller, Going to St. Ives, Colonial Players of Annapolis

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Outstanding Musical: A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players

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Outstanding Play: Going to St. Ives, Colonial Players of Annapolis

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Woohoo!

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The full list of winners, including breakdown by theatre company and show, can be found at http://washingtondc.showbizradio.com/goto/9245

Thanks for following along tonight.

This article can be linked to as: http://washingtondc.showbizradio.com/goto/9239.

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.

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