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Washington Area Theatre
Community Honors (WATCH)

The WATCH Mission

The Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) is an organization founded for the adjudication
and presentation of annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in community theatre
throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, and that these honors will:
Foster and encourage the growth of community theater;
Promote and enhance the image of community theater; and
Educate and inform the general public about the theatrical opportunities provided by the member theaters.

2013 WATCH AWARDS

The WATCH Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday March 9, 2014 at 7:00pm
at
The Birchmere

The complete list of Awards can be found here.

Do you want to present a WATCH Award at the ceremony in March?

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 questions,
then you are eligible to be selected as an award presenter at the ceremony.

The Fourteenth Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors Presentation Ceremony

will be held Sunday - March 9, 2014 at

AWARD CEREMONY TICKETS - $17.50
(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
Ceremony: 7:00pm

Festival Seating - 500 Seat Capacity

Food and Beverages available 
from the Birchmere menu.
(not included in ticket price)

Attire: Jacket Requested
FAQ:
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 $17.50 (including an Alexandria City event tax).  If you buy your tickets at the Birchmere box office, you will pay only $17.50 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."

Corporate Sponsorship of the WATCH

Can't find a theatre?  Look here.

All of WATCH on one map!

Foundation                                                           

Member Companies   Board of Directors 
2nd Star Productions(SSP) Kim Etheridge
Aldersgate Church Community Theatre (ACCT) Bailey R. Center
The Alliance Theatre (TAT) Steve Moss
The Arlington Players (TAP) Barbara Esquibel
Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) John Nunemaker
Capital City Players of DC (CCDC) Chris Tully
Castaways Repertory Theatre (CRT) Denise Mattingly
Chevy Chase Players (CCP) Jim Robertson (Treasurer)
Colonial Players of Annapolis (CPA) Craig Mummey
Damascus Theatre Company (DTC) Liz Korte
Dominion Stage (DS) Patrick M. Doneghy
Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT) Bryan Marsh
Greenbelt Arts Center (GAC) John Decker
Hard Bargain Players (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 Playhouse (MP) Judy Mayer
Port City Playhouse (PCP) Sydney-Chanele Dawkins
Port Tobacco Players  (PTP) John Kirby
Prince George's Little Theatre (PGLT) Roy Peterson (Chair)
Prince William Little Theatre (PWLT) Don Wilson
Providence Players of Fairfax (PPF) Mario Font
Reston Community Players (RCP) Jerry Morse
Rockville Little Theatre (RLT) Ken Kemp
Rockville Musical Theatre (RMT) Mark Hamberger
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) Tom Epps
Charter Member Companies         New Member Companies (2013)    3Inactive Member Companies (2013)

Interested in becoming a WATCH member company?
Fill out the online petition.

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