Welcome to DCTS’ second annual
Audience Choice Awards
All season long we’ve raved, ranted, fulminated, and broken out into song over the shows and performances we’ve loved the most, and also over those which violated our delicate, artistic sensibilities.
Now it’s your turn.
We’ve asked our writers to select the best things they’ve seen among regularly-scheduled productions on the Washington-area professional stage this past theatrical year*. We recognize that it is not the judgment of our reviewers, no matter how good-looking and well-dressed they are, which matters in the end. It is your judgment.
Nominating and Voting
This year we have added new categories. You will be voting for your favorite Play, Musical, favorite Family production, favorite Touring production and favorite performances by Actresses and Actors in both Plays and Musicals.
Voting is open to everyone. You can only vote once per category, but you can encourage fellow audiences members to vote too. The polls are to your right. Scroll down to cast your ballot in all 8 polls.
Balloting will be open until Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 6 pm , at which point the polls will close with the suddenness and decisiveness of the Big Bang itself. No objections to hanging chads; no challenges to the eligibility of voters will be entertained. The balloting, like the season itself, will move into history.
Joel and Tim have been moved to rhapsodize about the best theater they’ve seen this year; their columns are on the Audience Choice 2008 page. And, of course, as always, you’re welcome to throw flowers or fruit at them.
The final nominations were comprised of each nominator’s top 3 our of 5 choices. We’re included their actual nominations to show how they voted.
Once those polls close – Tues, Sept 2nd at 6 pm – you’ll want to listen in to our Audience Choice Awards show to hear the winners. More on that later.
* Our season was Aug 17th, 2007 – Aug 16th, 2008. Longacre Lea’s mid-August production defines the opening and closing dates of the season.