Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a H-I-T!




(pages 21 and 22) 
Carl Williams as Dan Dad, Josh Goldman as Carl Dad, and Emily Jonas as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

WATCH Awards

The WATCH nominations for 2011 were announced on Sunday, January 15th and LTA received 43 nominations!! The full list of nominees from all theaters can be found on the WATCH website at www.washingtontheater.org. Congrats to all of our nominees!

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Birchmere or through Ticketmaster. The ceremony frequently sells out, so purchasing early is highly recommended.

THE LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA

6 productions received a total of 43 nominations
§  Hairspray
22 nominations

§  Outstanding Cameo in a Musical, Scott J. Strasbaugh as “Mr. Pinky”
§  Outstanding Cameo in a Musical, Gina C. Tomkus as “Matron/Gym Teacher”
§  Outstanding Cameo in a Musical, Mark Williams as “High School Principal”
§  Outstanding Choreography, Ivan Davila
§  Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical, Jean Schlichting & Kit Sibley
§  Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Sue Pinkman
§  Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Adrian Cubbage as “Seaweed J. Stubbs”
§  Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Brenda Parker as “Motormouth Maybelle”
§  Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Jaclyn Young as “Penny Pingleton”
§  Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical, Anna Michelle Jackson & Irene Kasotakis
§  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, Christopher Harris as “Edna Turnblad”
§  Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Shannon Kingett as “Tracy Turnblad”
§  Outstanding Light Design in a Musical, Franklin C. Coleman
§  Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical, Robin Parker
§  Outstanding Music Direction, Christopher A. Tomasino
§  Outstanding Musical
§  Outstanding Properties in a Musical, Judy Kee & Margaret Snow
§  Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical, Chris Feldmann
§  Outstanding Set Decoration in a Musical, Marian Holmes & Russell Wyland
§  Outstanding Set Design in a Musical, Myke Taister
§  Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical, Kevin O’Dowd
§  Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical, David Correia & David Hale

§  Move Over, Mrs. Markham
6 nominations

§  Outstanding Hair Design in a Play, Howard Vincent Kurtz
§  Outstanding Light Design in a Play, Liz Owens & Nancy Owens
§  Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play, Howard Vincent Kurtz
§  Outstanding Properties in a Play, Rebecca & John Johnson
§  Outstanding Set Construction in a Play, Chris Feldmann
§  Outstanding Set Painting in a Play, Mary Hutzler

§  Noises Off
6 nominations

§  Outstanding Costume Design in a Play, Annie Vroom
§  Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Adam Downs as “Garry Lejeune”
§  Outstanding Play
§  Outstanding Set Construction in a Play, Dan Remmers
§  Outstanding Set Design in a Play, C. Evans Kirk & Dan Remmers
§  Outstanding Set Painting in a Play, Kevin O’Dowd

§  Oliver!
3 nominations

§  Outstanding Set Decoration in a Musical, Nancyanne Burton et al
§  Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical, Erin Cumbo
§  Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical, David Correia

§  Rabbit Hole
2 nominations

§  Outstanding Direction of a Play, Joanna Henry
§  Outstanding Properties in a Play, Nicole Zuchetto

§  Widdershins
4 nominations

§  Outstanding Costume Design in a Play, Annie Vroom
§  Outstanding Light Design in a Play, Ken & Patti Crowley
§  Outstanding Makeup Design in a Play, C. Evans Kirk
§  Outstanding Special Effects, Ken & Patti Crowley

 

Friday, January 13, 2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Photos!

Carl Williams (Dan Dad), Josh Goldman (Carl Dad), and Emily "EJ" Jonas (Logainne)

Maureeen Rohn (Olive Ostrovsky) and Amy Conley (Rona Lisa Perretti)

Matt Williams (William Barfree) and cast of Spelling Bee!
To see a full gallery of photos, visit our LTA Facebook page:

Photos by Shane Canfield

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opening Jan 14 at LTA not only practice their spelling but also their singing.  In pics below, Claire O’Brien (Mary Parks) conducts Emily Jonas (Logainne SchwartzandGrubeniere) while Matt Williams (William Barfee) signs about his “Magic Foot.”  A true crowd pleaser, this spelling bee should cure your winter blues!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

LTA's 2012-2013 Season Announcement!

LTA is happy to announce our 2012-2013 Season!  Below you will find the titles, playwrights, genre, and the approximate time slot the show will be performed.  The Board of Governors always strive to put together a diverse season both in genre, style, and technical requirements.  We feel we have accomplished this with our 2012-2013 season, and we hope you will find something on the list that may peak your interest!

Copies of the selected scripts will be available for perusal during normal business hours or through special arrangements with the LTA's Business Manager, Virginia Lacey (703 683-5778x2 or virginia@thelittletheatre.com).

All director candidates should submit a current Theatrical Resume and a “Vision Statements” for the plays they are interested in directing to ken.crowley@lmco.com.  

Applications must be received by February 1,  2012. 

Questions?  Contact Ken Crowley at ken.crowley@lmco.com.


LTA's 2012-2013  Season

Sweeney Todd (Summer 2012)
by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim
Musical
(Director was chosen in last season's Director selection)

Boeing, Boeing (Sept 2012)
By Marc Camoletti
Comedy

Cantorial (Oct-Nov 2012)
By Ira Levin
Mystery

A Christmas Carol (Dec 2012)
Adapted by Donna Farragut
Play

A Chorus Line (Jan-Feb 2013)
By Marvin Hamlish
Musical

Dial M for Murder (Feb-Mar 2013)
By F. Knott
Mystery

33 Variations (Apr-May 2013)
By Moises Kaufman
Drama

Twentieth Century (Jun 2013)
By Hecht/McArthur/Ludwig
Comedy