Sunday night, January 20th, in Alexandria, Virginia, nominations for the the 13th annual Washington Area Community Theatre Awards (WATCH) were announced from the stage of the Little Theatre of Alexandria.
WATCH represents 33 community theatres in the area, each of which send representatives from their theatre to judge the productions of fellow WATCH member companies. The judge’s have the task of scoring each production into 38 production and performance categories. In 2012, WATCH companies submitted 43 musicals and 83 plays to be adjudicated.
Companies leading in total nominations this year are:
Providence Players of Fairfax (Fairvax, VA) – 19
Kensington Arts Theatre (Kensington, MD) – 18
Port Tobacco Players (LaPlata, MD) – 17
Reston Community Players (Reston, VA) – 15
Colonial Players of Annapolis (Annapolis, MD) – 15
Little Theatre of Alexandria (Alexandria, MA) – 15
The WATCH Nominees for Best Play are:
August: Osage County – Reston Community Players
Flowers for Algernon – Elden Street Players
Going to St. Ives – Colonial Players of Annapolis
Moonlight and Magnolias – Colonial Players of Annapolis
Side Man – Providence Players of Fairfax
Nominees for Best Musical are:
A Little Night Music – The Arlington Players
Dreamgirls – Dominion Stage
Sunday in the Park – Kensington Arts Theatre
The Color Purple – Tantallon Community Players
The Sound of Music – Port Tobacco Players
This year’s WATCH awards will be presented Sunday, March 17th at 7pm at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.
Tickets are $15.50. Click here for details. We will announce the recipients on March 18th.