Reston Community Players Earn 15 WATCH Nods

"August Osage County" receives 10 nominations from Washington Area Theatre Community Honors.

The Reston Community Players has been nominated for 15 Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) awards. WATCH nominations . 

Reston Community Players’ production of August Osage County received 10 nominations. Nominations were also given for Legally Blonde and Lend Me a Tenor.

Full list of RCP WATCH Nominations:
• Outstanding Cameo in a Play - Mark Yeager as "Beverly Weston" - August Osage County
• Outstanding Direction of a Play - Andrew JM Regiec - August Osage County
• Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Gayle Nichols-Grimes as "Mattie Fae Aiken" - August Osage County
• Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play - Lee Slivka as "Barbara Fordham" - August Osage County
• Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play - Mary Suib as "Violet Weston" - August Osage County
• Outstanding Light Design in a Play - Ken & Patti Crowley - August Osage County
• Outstanding Play - August Osage County
• Outstanding Properties in a Play - Mary Jo Ford & Alexandra lee - August Osage County
• Outstanding Set Construction in a Play - Timothy Hinton & David Johnson - August Osage County
• Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography - Steve Lada - August Osage County
• Outstanding Cameo in a Musical - Joseph Aquilina as "Kyle" - Legally Blonde
• Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Joshua Redford - Legally Blonde
• Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Molly Hicks Larson as "Paulette Buonofuonte" - Legally Blonde
• Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play - Ryan Manning as "Max Levene" - Lend Me A Tenor
• Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play - Sue Pinkman - Lend Me A Tenor

The nearby Elden Street Players of Herndon was nominated for 10 awards. Elden Street Players’ production of Flowers for Algernon received six nominations. The players were also nominated for WATCH awards for Clean House, Glengary Glen Ross, and Rooms: A Rock Romance.

Elden Street Players WATCH Nominations:

• Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Lorraine Magee as "Virginia" - Clean House
• Outstanding Cameo in a Play - Stuart Orloff as "Teen Charlie" - Flowers for Algernon
• Outstanding Direction of a Play - Gloria DuGan - Flowers for Algernon
• Outstanding Hair Design in a Play - Arthur Rodger - Flowers for Algernon
• Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play - Matt Baughman as "Charlie Gordon" - Flowers for Algernon
• Outstanding Play - Flowers for Algernon
• Outstanding Sound Design in a Play - Stan Harris - Flowers for Algernon
• Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Chuck Dluhy as "Roma" - Glengary Glen Ross
• Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Michael Kharfen as "Levene" - Glengary Glen Ross
• Outstanding Set Design in a Musical - James Villarubia - Rooms, A Rock Romance 

The nominations for the 13th annual WATCH awards were announced Sunday at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. They encompassed 126 productions by 33 local theater companies, including 43 musicals and 83 plays, produced during the 2012 season.

The WATCH Award Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. March 17 at The Birchmere in Alexandria.

Tickets for the awards are $15.50 at the Birchmere box office. They are also available through Ticketmaster with an additional service charge.

For more information on the nominations, tickets to the WATCH awards and more, visit http://www.washingtontheater.org


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