Elden Street Players Wins Big at WATCH Awards

ESP receives 17 awards out of its 32 nominations for its 2010 productions

Herndon’s Elden Street Players won big in this year’s Washington Area Theater Community Honors awards, bagging 17 awards out of its 32 nominations.

Elden Street Players was honored for outstanding musical for “Rent” and outstanding play for “Metamorphoses.”

Evan Hoffmann was honored with outstanding direction of a play for “Metamorphoses” and Todd Huse was awarded outstanding direction of a musical for “Rent.”

During 2010, 121 productions were adjudicated for the WATCH awards, including 35 musicals and 86 plays. Thirty-one community theater companies from around the region participated.

Other awards won by Elden Street Players include: outstanding featured actor in a musical, Mickey Daniel DaGuiso as Angel Dumott Schundard in “Rent”; outstanding hair design in a musical, Laura Fontaine for “Rent”; outstanding light design in a musical, AnnMarie Castrigno for “Rent”; outstanding makeup design in a musical, Laura Fontaine for “Rent”; outstanding music direction, John Michael d’Haviland for “Rent”; outstanding properties in a musical, Theresa Bender and Eliza Wolfe for “Rent”; outstanding set construction in a musical, Marty Sullivan and Bill Behan for “Rent”; outstanding set decoration in a musical, Theresa Bender and Eliza Wolfe for “Rent”; outstanding set design in a musical, Kevin King for “Rent”; outstanding set painting in a musical, Mary Rose Vasko and John Vasko for “Rent”; outstanding sound design in a musical, Stan Harris for “Rent”; outstanding special effects, John Bordeaux and Todd Huse for “Rent”; and outstanding lead actress in a play, Lorraine Magee as Vivian Bearing, Ph.D. in “W;t.”

Next door the Reston Community Players received two awards of its 13 nominations, including outstanding cameo in a play and outstanding sound design in a musical.

The awards were presented on Sunday, March 6 at The Birchmere in Alexandria. The nominations for the 11th annual WATCH awards were announced back in January.

Chuck Mauro March 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM
Just took my grandson to his first play there - The Three Bears - He loved it!


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