SBR Live Coverage of the 13th WATCH AwardsBy Laura & Mike Clark • 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?
24 companies received at least one nomination. The full list of nominations can be found at http://washingtondc.showbizradio.com/goto/9018
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
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.
And we’re here, along with 500 of our closest friends
We’re going to walk around, talk with some people. It may be broadcast at http://showbizradio.com/x/usbr
Thanks for watching our tour of the Birchmere.
People are ordering dinner, there are a lot of people here. Tickets sold out, there was a swap table set up in the lobby.
And our dinner is here. Time to eat, quickly!
Getting close, lots of people still milling about
The lights dim!
Todd Huse’s voice booms out to welcome us
Watching a performance from A Little Night Music, by the The Arlington Players
A Weekend in the Country
Whew, that was a heck of a song! Almost 9 minutes!
Fred Nelson is our host tonigh
And the lovely Leta!
Fred is introducing the evening
March Madness stats…
Happy St. Patrick’s day!
Fred didn’t shave! But that’s because he is between shows
I didn’t get the Honey Boo Boo joke Fred just told
Fred is wanting to tell a joke about what everyone is really thinking when they don’t win.
Our MC is nominated!
All nominees please stand
4/5th of these people you will never see again
The WATCH judge process: judges watch different shows, they send in their scores…. A magic spreadsheet splurts out the nominees
“It is a pleasure to be nominated.”
126 shows were judged last year. 83 plays, 43 musicals.
Chuck Dluhy, Joshua Redford, Michelle Bruno, Maria Littlefield and Rebecca Leneham are our fist set of presenters.
Outstanding Choreography: Taurean Maray Barber, The Color Purple, Tantallon Community Players
Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical: Ryan Mudd, The Sound of Music, Port Tobacco Players
Outstanding Set Construction in a Play: John Downing, Heaven Can Wait, Little Theatre of Alexandria
Outstanding featured actor in a musical: Stephen Deininger as “Tateh”, Ragtime, Laurel Mill Playhouse
Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical: Bette Williams, A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players
Outstanding Hair Design in a Play: Beth Harrison, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players
Outstanding cameo in a play: Mark Yeager as “Beverly Weston”, August Osage County, Reston Community Players
Craig Mummey giving acknowledgments of all the people that are involved in WATCH. Craig is the chair of the board.
Thanking Leta Hall and Margaret Benning.
1200 ballots, 16,200 scores, and 21000 scores for production area. 37,000 ballots total
No new theaters this year. First. Time ever!
Rooftop may rejoin next year
Board reps take a bow
Watch judges take a bow
Producers and stage managers take a bow
Elden Street Players will be leaving WATCH later this year as they become a professional company
Thanks to everyone who helped set up for the awards
Second set of presenters: Lolita Marie, Jenna Ballard, Brendon Murray, Marybeth Smith-Toomey, and Beth Harrison
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
Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical: Tim Kirk, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre
Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play: Beth Harrison, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players
Outstanding featured actress in a play: Gayle Nichols-Grimes as “Vernadette Simms”, The Dixie Swim Club, Port City Playhouse
Outstanding Special Effects: Jordan Rose and Doe B. Kim, Sunday in the Park with George, Kensington Arts Theatre
Outstanding Properties in a Musical: Richard Perryman and Peter Fakoury, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre
Outstanding Properties in a Play: Susan Kaplan, Side Man, Providence Players
Fred is back
Watching a performance from The Sound of Music by the Port Tobacco Players. Do Re Mi!
These kids are just precious!
Third group of presenters: Jennifer Lambert, Jivon Lee Jackson, Carol Strachan
Outstanding featured actor in a play: John Shackelford as “Max Levene”, Heaven Can Wait, Little Theatre of Alexandria
Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical: Nancy Daugherty, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre
Outstanding Set Painting in a Play: Jane B. Wingard, Bloody Murder, 2nd Star Productions
Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography: Carl Brandt Long, Deathtrap, McLean Community Players
Great joke about the play The Loin in Winter.
A tribute to all those people in the community we lost last year
Fourth set of presenters: John Kirby, John Decker, John Michael D’Haviland.
Outstanding Set Decoration and Set Dressing in a Musical: Tim Kirk, Into the Woods, Fauquier Community Theatre
Good for Kirk!
Outstanding Set Decoration/Dressing in a Play: Lisa Church and Chip Gertzog, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Kevin Garrett, Sunday in the Park with George, Kensington Arts Theatre
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play: Jimmy Gertzog & Chip Gertzog, Side Man, Providence Players
Outstanding featured actress in a musical: Annie Coffman as “Anne Egerman”, A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players
This is neat!
Intermission! Be back in 15 minutes!
Lights just flashed, a couple minutes til we start back up
Watching a performance from The Color Purple, by the Tantallon Community Players. Singing the song The Color Purple
Beautiful voices in that song!
Fifth group of presenters: Ivan Davila, Lorraine Magee, PJ Mitchell, and Michael Kharfen
Outstanding Music Direction: John-Michael d’Haviland, A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players
Outstanding lead actor in a play: Matt Baughman as “Charlie Gordon”, Flowers for Algernon, Elden Street Players
Matt thanked his parents. Consider them notified!
Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical: Kevin Boyce, Night of the Living Dead, The Musical, Kensington Arts Theatre
Outstanding Lighting Design in a Play: Chip Gertzog, Side Man, Providence Players
Outstanding lead actress in a musical: Jennifer Lyons Pagnard as “Mrs. Lovett”, Sweeney Todd, Little Theatre of Alexandria
Watching a performance from Sunday in the Park with George, by the Kensington Arts Theatre. The song is “Move On”
Very nice, beautiful love song
Sixth set of presenters: Kevin Dykstra, David Rohde, Molly Hicks-Larson, and Ryan Manning
Outstanding lead actress in a play: Lolita-Marie as “May N’Kame”, Going to St. Ives, Colonial Players of Annapolis
Lolita gave the best speeches of the night so far
Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical: Eleanor Dicks, Sunday in the Park with George, Kensington Arts Theatre
Outstanding Costume Design in a Play: Robbie Snow, You Can’t Take It With You, Providence Players
Outstanding lead actor in a musical: Fred Nelson as “Tevye”, Fiddler on the Roof, 2nd Star Productions
Wow, Fred just proposed!
I assume she said yes! 🙂
Outstanding Set Design in a Musical: John Merritt, Ryan Mudd, Ben Simpson, The Sound of Music, Port Tobacco Players
Outstanding Set Design in a Play: Raedun Knutsen & Chip Gertzog, Side Man, Providence Players of Fairfax
Watching a performance from Dreamgirls, by the Dominion Stage
This song has some serious highs and lows, it’s a roller coaster!
Final group of presenters: Rick Schneider, Annie Ermlick, Margaret Benning
Outstanding Direction of a Musical (TIE): C. Dykton, A Little Night Music, TAP/C. Petinatti, Sunday in the Park with George, KAT
Outstanding Direction of a Play: Edd Miller, Going to St. Ives, Colonial Players of Annapolis
Outstanding Musical: A Little Night Music, The Arlington Players
Outstanding Play: Going to St. Ives, Colonial Players of Annapolis
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.
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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.