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2012 WATCH AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
The Awards were presented on Sunday, March 17, 2013 - starting at 7:00pm
Congratulations to all of the 2012 Awards (PDF)
Attendance: Sold Out (500+) (Ceremony ended just after 10pm)
Did you receive an award at the last ceremony?
Were you a nominee at the last ceremony?
Are you a past award recipient or nominee from previous years?
Are you a producer or stage manager of a play or musical that received an award for Outstanding Musical or Play?
If you can answer "yes" to any of the previous four
then you are eligible to be selected as an award presenter at the ceremony.
To put your name on the list, complete the online form (via e-mail).
AWARD CEREMONY TICKETS - $15.50
(ticket price includes the $0.50 "Admissions Tax" by the City of Alexandria)
Available at The Birchmere box office (in person - no additional fees/charges)
or TicketMaster (PLEASE NOTE: Substantial additional surcharges do apply when purchasing by phone or web - including additional facility fees and service charges)
NOTE: With the exception of press, photographers
and other guests/staff/VIP's,
there will be no advanced/reserved seating this year.
Everyone (including musical nominee groups) will need to join the Birchmere line number system before the doors open for seating at 6:00pm.
Patrons entering at 6:00pm may reserve ONE table for their party at which they plan to sit.
Box Office/Lobby Doors Open: 5:00pm
Seating/Food Service Open: 6:00pm
Festival Seating - 500 Seat Capacity
Food and Beverages available
from the Birchmere menu.
(not included in ticket price)
Attire: Jacket Requested
Do nominees get complimentary tickets? No. The only complimentary tickets are provided for members of the press. Everyone who wants a seat at the ceremony, needs to buy a ticket.
How much are the tickets? The tickets are only $15.50 (including an Alexandria City event tax). If you buy your tickets at the Birchmere box office, you will pay only $15.50 each. If you buy online through Ticketmaster, additional fees will apply for the Ticketmaster service.
Does the ceremony ever sell-out? YES. Last year, (March 2012) the event sold out on Thursday before the event. The Birchmere capacity is 500. Since increasing the number of awards, our event usually sells between 450 and 500 tickets most years. However three times in twelve years, the event has sold out. During sellout years one or more of the nominated (performing) musicals included young performers. It would seem that the "parents and grandparents factor" is the tipping point. The first time the event sold out, it happened only 15 minutes before curtain. In 2012, with "Annie" and two productions of "Hairspray" nominated, the show sold out on the Thursday before the event.
WATCH AWARDS CEREMONY SNOW POLICY:
In case of inclement weather, check this website for postponement information. We used to have a phone number listed here, but people kept calling for tickets.
If you are looking to reach the Birchmere about a concert, go to the Birchmere website.
The Eleventh Annual WATCH Awards was very successful evening with
a crowd of 490 artists in attendance.
Next year, your company could be the proud sponsor of the biggest night of "Community Theatre."
Can't find a theatre? Look here.
|Member Companies||Board of Directors|
|2nd Star Productions(SSP)||Janice Coffey|
|Aldersgate Church Community Theatre (ACCT)||Bailey R. Center|
|The Alliance Theatre (TAT)||Dawne LeKang|
|The Arlington Players¹ (TAP)||Barbara Esquibel|
|Bowie Community Theatre (BCT)||John Nunemaker|
|Capital City Players of DC (CCDC)||Chris Tully|
|Castaways Repertory Theatre¹ (CRT)||Denise Mattingly|
|Chevy Chase Players (CCP)||Jim Robertson (Treasurer)|
|Colonial Players of Annapolis (CPA)||Craig Mummey (Chair)|
|Damascus Theatre Company (DTC)||Liz Korte|
|Dominion Stage (DS)||Patrick M. Doneghy|
|Elden Street Players¹ (ESP)||Todd C. Huse (Webmaster)|
|Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT)||Bryan Marsh|
|Greenbelt Arts Center (GAC)||John Decker|
|Hard Bargain Players¹ (HBP)||April Weimer|
|Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT)||Jenna Ballard (Secretary)|
|Little Theatre of Alexandria¹ (LTA)||Kira Hogan|
|Laurel Mill Playhouse (LMP)||Michael Hartsfield|
|McLean Community Players (MCP)||Patti Green Roth/Linda Stone|
|Montgomery Playhouse¹ (MP)||Judy Mayer|
|Port City Playhouse (PCP)||Don Neal Williams|
|Port Tobacco Players¹ (PTP)||John Kirby|
|Prince George's Little Theatre (PGLT)||Roy Peterson|
|Prince William Little Theatre¹ (PWLT)||Don Wilson|
|Providence Players of Fairfax (PPF)||Mario Font|
|Reston Community Players¹ (RCP)||Sue Pinkman|
|Rockville Little Theatre (RLT)||Ken Kemp|
|Rockville Musical Theatre (RMT)||Scott Richards|
|Rooftop Productions3 (RTP)||Ted Ballard|
|St. Mark's Players (SMP)||Rick Hayes|
|Silver Spring Stage (SSS)||Leta Hall|
|Taking Flight Theatre Company (TFT)||Matthew Randall|
|Tantallon Community Players (TCP)||John Battersby|
|Vienna Theatre Company (VTC)||Suzanne Maloney|
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