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Colonial Players Announces Season 70! Colonial Players is pleased to officially announce our 70th Season! Click here for details!
Seeking Directors for CP's 70th Season! The Colonial Players is seeking directors for its 2018-2019 Season! Click here for details!
18th WATCH Award Nominees Announced! Colonial Players earned 21 WATCH award nominations in the 18th annual WATCH award competition! Click here for details.
Casa Valentina Auditions The Colonial Players is pleased to announce auditions for Casa Valentina. Click here for details!

The 18th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors' (WATCH Awards) nominations have honored The Colonial Players with 21 nominations! Adjudicators reviewed 99 productions (33 musicals, 66 plays) in 27 community theater companies. In each of the 38 categories, five nominees were selected based on the average scores of eight judges. In some categories, due to score ties, more than five nominees were announced.

The WATCH Award ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:00pm at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.

And now for the Nominations...

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City of Conversation (1)

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play - Kathleen Clarke Ruttum as "Hester Ferris"

Calendar Girls (2)

  • Outstanding Cameo in a Play - Jason Vellon as "Lawrence"
  • Outstanding Cameo in a Play - Jason Vellon as "Liam"

Nine (10)

  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical - Beth Terranova
  • Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Ron Giddings
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Erica Miller as "Claudia Nardi"
  • Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical - Patti Grieb and Beth Starnes
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical - Jason Vellon as "Guido Contini"
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical - Alicia Sweeney as "Luisa Contini"
  • Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical - Patti Grieb and Beth Starnes
  • Outstanding Music Direction - Andrew Gordon
  • Outstanding Musical- Judi Wobensmith, Producer; Shirley Panek, Stage Manager
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Richard Atha-Nicholls

33 Variations (8)

  • Outstanding Costume Design in a Play - Carrie Brady
  • Outstanding Direction of a Play - Terry Averill
  • Outstanding Hair Design in a Play - Doug Dawson
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play - Rebecca Downs as "Dr. Katherine Brandt"
  • Outstanding Light Design in a Play - Alex Brady
  • Outstanding Play - Shirley Panek and Judi Wobensmith, Producers; Herb Elkin and Ernie Morton, Stage Managers
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Play - Richard Atha-Nicholls
  • Outstanding Special Effects - Eric Hufford

The Colonial Players would like to congratulate all WATCH award nominees as well as all of the other WATCH member theaters! For a complete listing of all nominees from each theater, visit WATCH or DC Metro Theater Arts.