Every aspect of LTA’s 33 Variations — acting, music, technical theater — exceeded even the high expectations an audience has for the work of a top-tier community theater company.
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The 13th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) were celebrated with an award ceremony held at the Birchmere in Alexandra, Virginia on March 17th, 2013.
WATCH (Washington Area Theatre Community Honors) announced the nominations for the 13th annual WATCH Awards. 126 productions (43 musicals, 83 plays) by thirty-three community theater companies were adjudicated in 2012.
Long-term, structural unemployment in post-industrial America is not the most obvious context for an upbeat musical, but that is the case in The Full Monty, now in a delightful production at the Little Theater of Alexandria. Every facet of the production sparkles.
The dynamic that the cast built was warm and homey, building on traditions and using materials of the well-loved story to create the spectacle we expect.
The current LTA production of Cantorial is efficient as storytelling and poignant when Levin’s story morphs into a spiritual fable.
Director Shawn Byers keeps the pace of the multiplying complications spinning along smartly. The eight-person cast displays excellent comic timing, making the best of Cooney’s frequent laugh lines.
The production of Sweeney Todd that opened in Little Theater of Alexandria on Saturday night to a packed house was nothing short of theatrical brilliance.
Fascination is not necessarily fascinating. The 17 characters in the misleadingly titled All the King’s Women are fascinated by Elvis Presley.
In all, this tale was full of European flavor through excellent dialects, terror from unexpected visitations and subtly executed effects. Moreover, the acting was engaging from the beginning to the end.