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Celebrate the Season at Virginia’s Holiday Concerts, Shows, & Performances

Celebrate the Season at Virginia’s Holiday Concerts, Shows, & Performances

 

Add a little holiday cheer to your calendar when you attend a concert, show, or live performance around Virginia this season. Take the kids to see the story of Rudolph set to seasonal hits, witness pyrotechnics and fireworks choreographed to a live show, or even join your favorite Virginia college orchestras and marching bands as they perform traditional holiday songs. Fill the entire family with the spirit of the holidays and make plans to see these festive performances around the Commonwealth.

 

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL AT FOUR COUNTY PLAYERS—BARBOURSVILLE

Dates: Select dates from November 25 – December 17, 2017

Come and enjoy this retelling of the beloved Christmas movie classic, A Christmas Story. Watch as Ralphie overcomes some hurdles (that darned freezing flagpole) and see if he gets what’s first on his Christmas list. This show is fun for the whole family.

 

BARTER THEATRE’S RUDOLPH—ABINGDON

Dates: November 28 – December 20, 2017

barter theatre christmas

Take the kids to the Barter Theatre’s “Rudolph” for a night they won’t forget. With shows starting on November 28th and running until December 20th you’re sure to squeeze in a viewing of this holiday tale.

 

A COLONIAL CHRISTMAS—JAMESTOWN

Dates: December 1 – 31, 2017

colonial christmas jamestown

A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement gives visitors the chance to experience holiday traditions, period musical entertainment, and 17th and 18th century festivities— like setting a farmhouse table for a holiday feast. Festivities kick off on December 1st and last throughout the month.

 

HOLLYDAZZLE—NEWPORT NEWS

Date: December 2, 2017

Hollydazzle Newport News

Held each year in City Center at Oyster Point, Hollydazzle combines synchronized fireworks, theatrical lighting, and impressive pyrotechnics during a live performance choreographed to these dazzling special effects. The kaleidoscope of colors reflected off the surface of the park’s five-acre foundation will bring wonder and awe to visitors of all ages. The event draws over 30,000 people to the area each year and includes free children’s activities and holiday performances throughout.

 

HOLIDAYS WITH THE HOOS—CHARLOTTESVILLE

Date: December 3, 2017

UVa Richmond Football Game

Photo Credit: UVA Office of Communications

Celebrate the Holidays with the Hoos as University of Virginia’s 320-member Cavalier Marching Band teams up with 400 high school student musicians from all around Virginia to perform at John Paul Jones Arena. They’ll play everything from UVA school songs and football halftime favorites to timeless holiday classics, and will be featuring several surprise guests and performances during the show.

 

THE NUTCRACKER AT THE BEACH—VIRGINIA BEACH

Dates: December 15 – 17, 2017

Escape to the beach for the Nutcracker. You won’t want to miss this timeless classic, performed with a live orchestra. After the sugar plum fairies and nutcrackers take a bow, head to The Royal Chocolate in Virginia Beach Town Center for a sweet treat.

 

HOLIDAYFEST: BELIEVE—HARRISONBURG

Dates: December 2 – 3, 2017

holidayfest

Photo Credit: Bob Adamek

JMU’s choral ensemble and Symphony Orchestra presents Holidayfest: Believe, held at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisonburg. The groups perform an array of classic holiday favorites, and the event also includes a special holiday reading and presentation based on the book and film “The Polar Express”. Bring the kids and arrive early for the December 3rd show to enjoy crafts, cookies, and hot cider in the Grand Lobby.

 

AMERICAN FESTIVAL POPS ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY POPS: SOUNDS OF THE SEASON AT HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER—MANASSAS

Date: December 8, 2017

American Festival Pops Orchestra

 Photo Credit: Stan Engebretson

Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra welcomes the holiday season with their annual family concert, a Pops Orchestra performance filled with joyful carols and the cherished classics, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”. The seasonal show concludes with a stirring sing-a-long in which the audience gets a chance to share in the memorable holiday experience.

 

 

There’s so much more to see and do this holiday season. Here are a few more shows and performances to add to your calendar:

 

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Your Itinerary to the Crooked Road

Your Itinerary to the Crooked Road

Crooked Road Instruments

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is a driving trail through Southwest Virginia that takes you through one of the most scenic and culturally unique regions of the United States. It also takes you through some of the most musically significant areas in the U.S. for Bluegrass and Traditional Mountain Music. The trail itself is more than 300 miles, including more than 60 cultural music venues across 19 counties, four independent cities, and more than 50 towns.

Many of the venues and institutions that make up the Crooked Road experience have been in existence for years; however, the Crooked Road initiative was launched in 2003 as an effort to link these opportunities together into a more coordinated tourism experience for the traveling public.

The Crooked Road helps a traveler recognize a variety of activities while visiting.  From shopping to outdoor recreation, to cultural or historic attractions, the Crooked Road helps attract tourists, grow businesses, and improve Southwest Virginia’s quality of life for local residents.

Experience first-hand for yourself with the following suggestions when you visit.

 

—DAY ONE—

Arrival into Bristol Tri-Cities Airport, Depart for Abingdon

Heartwood

  • Tour Heartwood: Get a personal welcome to Southwest Virginia’s heritage, craft, music, outdoor recreation, scenic beauty at the gateway to Southwest Virginia craft, music, food and local culture. Shop crafts by local artisans, juried to be the best of the best, and the most complete collection of Crooked Road old time, bluegrass and gospel music. Meet artisans and musicians at live events and in interactive exhibits.

 

Free time in Abingdon

Possible stops:

The Martha

 

Depart for downtown Marion

The Speakeasy Restaurant at General Francis Marion Hotel

Possible stops:

  • Wolfe’s BBQ – Virginia is for Lovers’ 2016 Culinary Challenge winner
  • The Wooden Pickle – come dine where the locals do, sweet spot in Marion
  • 27 Lions – 27 taps – eat, drink, roar
  • Live music at the Lincoln Theatre: Home of the nationally-syndicated “Song of the Mountains” bluegrass television series and an Affiliate Venue of the famous “Crooked Road” Heritage Music Trail, the Lincoln Theatre is one of only three remaining Mayan Revival theatres in America. This Virginia Historic Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its history harkens back to the romantic heyday of the grand movie palaces of the “Roarin’ Twenties.”
  • Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts in Marion: The School is named for Wayne C. Henderson, a world renowned guitar instrumentalist and luthier from nearby Rugby, Virginia who has become an international ambassador for the music, heritage and culture of the Southern Appalachian region. Check out the “Henderson Happenings” for event listings.
  • Overnight at General Francis Marion Hotel: Named National Geographic’s Top 150 Hotels in North America! The General Francis Marion Hotel, once said to be the most elegant lodging establishment in Southwestern Virginia, reopened in February 2006. After almost two years of renovation and restoration, the grand old hotel was reborn with the comfort, convenience and amenities of a modern hotel while retaining the ambiance of the 1920’s.

 

—DAY TWO—

Depart for Bristol

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

  • Tour Birthplace of Country Music Museum: An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this state of the art museum celebrates the influence of the 1927 Bristol Sessions to today’s music and features exhibition space spread over two floors including traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian. Discover a performance auditorium, radio station and an interactive multimedia experience charged with making history come alive.
  • Bristol Brewery and Studio Brew – beer and assorted menu
  • Blackbird Bakery – pastries and sweets
  • Burger Bar – Long-running spot for burgers, hot dogs, shakes, where singer Hank Williams was last seen alive.

 

Depart for Hiltons

Carter Family Fold stage

  • Performance at the Carter Family Fold: The Carter Fold is a rustic, 1,000 seat music shed offering traditional music every Saturday night. The Carter Family was discovered in 1927 by Victor Recording Studio in Bristol and recorded 300 songs between 1927 and 1942. Playing traditional Appalachian music, the family has often been credited as forerunners of modern-day country music. Today, A.P. Carter’s old general store acts as a museum. Recent additions include the newly moved and reconstructed original A.P. Carter Homeplace.

 

Return to Bristol

  • Optional: live music in Bristol (venues along State Street)

Overnight at hotel

 

—DAY THREE—

Depart for Galax

Rex Theater

  • Visit Blue Ridge Music Center: A state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge.
  • Visit the Rex Theater: This historic theater hosts a live radio show every Friday evening featuring stage performers of bluegrass and old time bands.

 

Depart for Floyd

Floyd Country Store

  • Live music at Floyd Country Store, an authentic country store with popular Friday Night Jamboree and Sunday gospel sessions.

 

 

 

 


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10 Holiday Favorites on Stage at Virginia Theaters

10 Holiday Favorites on Stage at Virginia Theaters

Do you remember George Bailey learning just how wonderful life is or Scrooge’s enlightenment by the ghosts of Christmas past? Enjoy these favorites and create a new holiday tradition by spending an evening at a Virginia theater with the ones you love.

Which holiday classics are your favorite for the stage? Leave a comment to share!

 

BARTER THEATRE | ABINGDON —

The state theater of Virginia, Barter Theatre dates to 1933 and is named for the practice of bartering for goods and services. Patrons were known to bring a bushel of vegetables in exchange for admission. Treat your family to this season’s entertainment:

Miracle on 34th Street
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
Frosty

Miracle on 34th Street. Photo courtesy of Barter Theatre.

Miracle on 34th Street featuring Rick McVey and Ella Combs. Photo courtesy of Barter Theatre.

 

THE LINCOLN THEATRE | MARION —

Regardless of the performance, The Lincoln Theatre must be on your list of “must see” places in Virginia. Built in 1929 for vaudeville, it’s one of only three remaining Art Deco Mayan Revival style theaters in America. The Lincoln is a well known music performance venue in southwest Virginia, but plays also take the stage. This season, check out Christmas Belles by the Royal Oak Players.

 

BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE | STAUNTON —

This incredible venue is the world’s only re-creation of William Shakespeare’s own indoor Blackfriars Playhouse, and it is intricately detailed to deliver you back in time. The performances, including the use of universal lighting and actors portraying multiple characters in a piece, are true to those that would have been delivered in Shakespeare’s lifetime. This season’s performances:

The Santaland Diaries
The Twelve Dates of Christmas
A Christmas Carol

Allison Glenzer as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Photo by Michael Bailey.

Allison Glenzer as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Photo by Michael Bailey.

 

RIVERSIDE CENTER THEATER | FREDERICKSBURG —

When you’re seeking Broadway quality performances, consider Riverside in Fredericksburg. Established in 1998, you can be confident of comfortable seats for enjoying your three-course gourmet meal. Oh, you didn’t know it was dinner theater, did you? Have your meal and entertainment in one fell swoop this season when you purchase tickets for MAME, a Broadway classic featuring Sally Struthers as Agnes Gooch and Sandy Bainum as Mame Dennis.

 

THE AMERICAN THEATER | HAMPTON —

This 1929 theater has experienced fire and restoration, a heyday in the midst of Phoebus’s “Little Chicago” era, and sadly, decline until saved and given new life in 1998. Renewed, The American Theater reopened in 2000 and presents 50 performances annually. This season, check out It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre, an adaptation that spins the classic It’s a Wonderful Life on its head and into a “golden age” radio show.

 

THE STATE THEATRE OF CULPEPER | CULPEPER —

Built by state Senator Benjamin Pitts in 1938, The State Theatre is a richly revitalized gem with state-of-the-art equipment and a robust annual calendar featuring musical guests, films, and performing arts. The community gives back with a special two-nights-only dramatization of A Christmas Carol this December.

 

METROSTAGE | ALEXANDRIA —

While the organization of MetroStage has been around since 1984, the performance location has bounced around. Find the spotlight centered squarely on the converted Smoot Lumber Company warehouse in Old Town, where it has been since 2001. Seating only 130, it’s an intimate space for interaction between the audience and the actors. This season, see A Broadway Christmas Carol, an annual favorite for MetroStage audiences.

 

THE PARAMOUNT | CHARLOTTESVILLE —

The Paramount opened its doors the evening before Thanksgiving in 1931. Those who love Thomas Jefferson and Charlottesville history will appreciate its octagonal auditorium chamber, the painted tapestries, and delicate plaster work. The Paramount is a crown jewel of Charlottesville and showcases musical acts, films, and popular ballets and musicals. On the bill for this holiday season is the Moscow Ballet performing The Great Russian Nutcracker, complete with 40 world-class dancers, more than 200 costumes, and 10-feet-tall puppets. It’s a show you don’t want to miss!

 

 Find more great holiday events at Virginia.org.


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Six Virginia Film Festivals Not to Miss this Fall

Six Virginia Film Festivals Not to Miss this Fall

If you’re an avid moviegoer, you might have noticed that fall is a fantastic time for cinema.  Gone are the space explosions and atomic earthquakes of summer you claimed to attend for the relief of air conditioning, and in are the films that lure you with superb acting, stunning cinematography, a script that lingers in your mind, or all that and then some.  While theaters now boast their fair share of wonderful films, one of the biggest perks of fall for film lovers is the abundance of film festivals, with some of very best taking place right here in Virginia.

Virginia’s film industry has been growing steadily over the past few decades, with film and television projects such as AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, Meg Ryan’s Ithaca, and PBS’ upcoming television series Mercy Street basing their productions in Virginia, and the film community has flourished.   With new festivals joining the fun each year, whatever type of film it is you’re looking to see, odds are there’s a festival for that.

The draw of a good film on a chilly day tends to be a pull all its own, but attend one of the festivals on this list and you’ll find yourself nestled in some of Virginia’s loveliest locations – the Blue Ridge Mountains, the horse country of Middleburg, Richmond’s historic Museum District, the cozy streets of Harrisonburg, a town built for fall; the locations list rivals what’s featured on film. So, grab a buddy, a jacket, and a warm beverage and take the scenic route to some of Virginia’s best celebrations of the wonderful world of film.

One of the first festivals you won’t want to miss on the list is the Middleburg Film Festival, October 22-25.  Centered on the gorgeous, world-renowned Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, this festival is skyrocketing in the level of quality of film and talent it attracts. No doubt drawn in large part by the beauty of the Middleburg, a historic town with English aesthetic charm and a sprawling countryside peppered with grazing cattle and horses, this third year festival has already brought critically acclaimed films such as The Clouds of Sils Maria, The Imitation Game, Timbuktu, Muscle Shoals, and Nebraska. This year, the lineup promises to keep you smiling, laughing, and crying all weekend, and as the Oscar contenders roll out later this year, sweetly telling your friends, “I already saw that.”

Ithaca

Ithaca, filmed in Petersburg, Virginia, will premier at Middleburg Film Festival.

Next up is a festival for all the Halloween lovers.  One of the fastest-growing horror festivals, the Virginia Independent Film Horror Film Fest, October 29 – November 1, plants itself in gorgeous Winchester, and lets the horror fans flock to it like b-movie zombies.  Noting that they are confident attendees will be “a-quiver with fear and delight”, this festival boasts the best in horror from across the globe, as well as a showcase on homegrown horror from Virginia filmmakers. Nine feature films, a handful of delightful shorts, and a midnight showing of a horror classic make this festival a necessary destination for anyone who wants get the full Halloween experience.  Folks who scares themselves silly can take a breather in surrounding idyllic Winchester and then hop right back in the holiday horror.

A favorite across the country, the Virginia Film Festival, November 5-8, has been bringing some of the most talented, renowned and fascinating films and public figures to gorgeous Charlottesville for twenty years against the backdrop of the brilliantly painted Blue Ridge Mountains.  The festival has behind it the academic power of the University of Virginia, the self-proclaimed crowning-achievement of founder Thomas Jefferson, making it an irresistible mix of Hollywood star power, intellectual debate and picturesque mountain scenery. The festival has hosted the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Oliver Stone, Sandra Bullock, Sidney Poitier, Sigourney Weaver, Mia Wasikowska, Ashley Judd, Julian Bond, and many more.  The downtown mall, a popular pedestrian street in the heart of Charlottesville, works as the main hub for the festival, and offers attendees the chance to roam through cozy coffee shops and award-winning restaurants in between screenings.

Virginia Film Festival 2014 by Jack Looney.

Virginia Film Festival 2014 by Jack Looney.

A relative newcomer to the list, the Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival, October 22-25, is in its second year.  The festival is one of the few in the country devoted to films about immigration: roughly a dozen carefully selected films over three days showcase the immigrant experience, their contributions to their adopted American home, and stories of their countries of origin, while connecting newcomers with neighborhoods in their communities. Offering a wonderful line-up of films you might otherwise not be able to catch, the festival finds itself showing thought-provoking content on a particularly relevant subject this year. Despite the increasing attention the festival has garnered, admission remains inexpensive and many venues are donated spaces, adding to the eclectic and illuminating experience.

James River Shorts, November 30, is a central part of the James River Film Society’s yearly offerings, bringing you to the heart of the historic Richmond Museum District to watch independent films often looked over in the mainstream film conversation.  For those in the mood for a quick fest that gives them access to short projects they’ll likely not see anywhere else and renowned guests from the independent film world, this celebration of the art of filmmaking is the perfect fit.  Screening at the regal Virginia Museum of Fine Art, this festival offers the chance for a perfect day of independent film screenings and a free spin around this world-class museum, against the backdrop of one of Richmond’s most walk-able neighborhoods.

The Alexandria Film Festival, November 5-8, is a special event this year, as the opening night feature is episode one of Virginia-filmed PBS TV series Mercy Street, which will not officially air until January 16.  This festival offers attendees the chance to take in gorgeous Old Town Alexandria, and spot some of the buildings that inspired the Civil War era Mercy Street, including beautiful Carlyle House. Skipping back a hundred years prior, you can tour cozy churches attended by George Washington, watering holes frequented by Thomas Jefferson, and walk in our forefathers’ footsteps on cobbled streets. You can also visit the boutique shops that line the streets or discuss the day’s films at a restaurant looking out on the Potomac.

About the Author:

Margaret Finucane is the staff assistant for the Virginia Film Office, wants to explore every swimming hole and lake in Virginia, write like Mindy Kaling but a little different so she doesn’t get all mad, and pet every dog on earth.


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Most Promising

Most Promising

Everything that needs to be done is getting done in preparation for the RTCC awards on Sunday. One thing that tends to happen right at the end is the media part. In past years, I’ve been on TV to talk about the event; one year, Audra Honaker was kind enough to do a TV spot to tell the Artsies story. This year there will be a piece in the Times-Dispatch and an online blurb in Style. There’s talk of an interview on Open Source RVA.

As I’ve done some of the media stuff – always awkward since in most other circumstances, I’d be the one doing the interviewing – I’ve struggled with new things to say or ways to summarize the event that really captures what it is. After 7 years, I often find myself thinking you just have to be there to get it. It can be a rancorous and rowdy time, but every year I’m surprised at how it ends up feeling like a ‘community’ event, almost like a professional block party. Everybody ends up working with everyone else in our little town so, rather than a lot of grinding of teeth and stomping of feet, most years involve general good cheer; delight in being out and celebrating; and proud support for coworkers and friends.

Today – inconveniently after most of the interviews and stuff had already happened – I remembered that this year we are introducing the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ award. It occurs to me that this award captures much of the aspirational and promotional intent behind the Artsies. The professional performing arts world is not a particularly warm and welcoming place. So very few people can make a living in it and even fewer make it big. Sometimes luck seems to be significantly more important than talent. Superficial judgment runs rampant. For young people who just want to express themselves or gain an outlet for their creative impulses, disappointments can be myriad and multifaceted.

With the Most Promising award, we wanted to recognize the potential in Richmond’s talented younger professionals and, in a small way, welcome them into a community that I think is a little different than he or she might find in other towns. And with the Artsies in general, we want to show the greater Richmond community (and anyone else who might be paying attention) that we have some very special things happening on our stages. We may be a middle-sized city but – given the likes of Emily Skinner, Zak Resnick, Clay Mcleod Chapman, Taylor Richardson, and many more – we have shown that we can produce big talents.

I’m excited by the introduction of this new award. But it also makes me reflect on how, when my cohorts and I started these awards seven years ago, we thought of Richmond as one of the Most Promising theater markets in the country. Last season’s crop of outstanding productions only reinforces that opinion. Please join me on Sunday to celebrate them and the hard work of everybody in this great community.

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RTCC artists have been nominated for awards

RTCC artists have been nominated for awards

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Also this year, some really exceptional artists have been nominated for awards. Here they are:

Best Musical
Cabaret, Richmond Triangle Players
The Color Purple, Virginia Repertory Theatre
The Drowsy Chaperone, Swift Creek Mill
Fiddler on the Roof, Virginia Repertory Theatre
Shrek The Musical, Virginia Repertory Theatre

Best Direction (Musical)
Robin Arthur, Shrek the Musical
Chase Kniffen, The Color Purple
Penny Ayn Maas, Cabaret
Richard Parison, Fiddler on the Roof
Tom Width, The Drowsy Chaperone

Best Actor (Musical)
David Benoit, Fiddler on the Roof
Ronnie Brown, Shrek the Musical
Chris Hester, Cabaret
Jason Marks, Shrek the Musical
Josh Marin, The Color Purple
Jerold Solomon, The Color Purple

Best Actress (Musical)
Felicia Curry, The Color Purple
Grey Garrett, Beyond the Rainbow, Swift Creek Mill
Christie Jackson, The Drowsy Chaperone
Nicole Oberleitner, Caberet
Aly Wepplo, Shrek the Musical

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Musical)
Steve King, The Drowsy Chaperone
Josh Marin, The Wild Party, Firehouse Theatre
Doug Schneider, Cabaret
Matt Shofner, The Drowsy Chaperone
Scott Wichmann, Olympus on my Mind, Virginia Repertory Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Musical)
Carolyn Meade, The Wild Party
Carolyn Minor-Daughtry, The Color Purple
Nicole Oberleitner, The Drowsy Chaperone
Desiree Roots, The Color Purple
Jeanie Rule, Cabaret

Best Musical Direction
Paul Deiss, The Drowsy Chaperone
Kim Fox, Cabaret
Ben Miller, The Color Purple
Ben Miller, The Wild Party
Anthony Smith, Fiddler of the Roof

Best Choreography
Robin Arthur, Shrek the Musical
Dennis Clark, The Drowsy Chaperone
Karen Getz, Fiddler on the Roof
Penny Ayn Maas, Cabaret
Leslie Owens-Harrington, The Color Purple

Best Play
Clybourne Park, Cadence Theatre in collaboration with Virginia Repertory Theatre
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Firehouse Theatre (aka ‘Chad Deity’)
Good People, Cadence Theatre in collaboration with Virginia Repertory Theatre
Joshua Plant, Chamberlayne Actors Theatre
Quality of Life, HATTheatre

Best Direction (Play)
Anna Johnson, Detroit, Cadence Theatre in collaboration with Virginia Repertory Theatre
Anna Johnson, Good People
Kerry McGee, Chad Deity
David Emerson Toney, ‘night, Mother, Firehouse Theatre
Keri Wormald, Clybourne Park

Best Actor (Play)
Joseph Carlson, A Streetcar Named Desire, Firehouse Theatre
Jeff Cole, Wittenberg, Henley Street/Richmond Shakespeare
Aaron Orensky, Joshua Plant
Alexander Sapp, Grace, TheatreLAB
Scott Wichmann, Say Goodnight Gracie, Virginia Repertory Theatre

Best Actress (Play)
Eva DeVirgilis, Hypocrites & Strippers, Richmond Triangle Players
McLean Jesse, Clybourne Park
Katrinah Carol Lewis, Death & the Maiden, Henley Street/Richmond Shakespeare
Catherine Shaffner, ‘night, Mother
Dawn A. Westbrook, Good People

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Play)
Andrew Firda, Clybourne Park
Mauricio Marces, Chad Deity
Stephen Ryan, The Importance of Being Earnest, Henley Street/Richmond
Shakespeare/Richmond Triangle Players
Alexander Sapp, Richard III, Henley Street/Richmond Shakespeare
Alexander Sapp, Tartuffe, Virginia Repertory Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Play)
Jennifer Frank, The Dixie Swim Club, Swift Creek Mill
Jacquie O’Connor, Good People
Melissa Johnston Price, Other Desert Cities, Virginia Repertory Theatre
Debra Wagoner, Tartuffe
Raven Wilkes, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henley Street/Richmond Shakespeare

The Ernie McClintock Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Clybourne Park
Detroit
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Grace
Quality of Life

Most Promising Newcomer
Isabella Cipolina, The Miracle Worker, Swift Creek Mill
Ally Dodds, Fiddler on the Roof
Brad Frazier, Tartuffe
Grace Mincks, Beyond the Rainbow
Diego Salinas, Joshua Plant

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
Geno Brantley, Chad Deity
Joe Doran, The Drowsy Chaperone
Joe Doran, The Color Purple
Lynne M. Hartman, Other Desert Cities
Robert Perry, Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
Maura Lynch Cravey, The Drowsy Chaperone
Sue Griffin, The Color Purple
Sue Griffin, Fiddler on the Roof
Sue Griffin, Tartuffe
Elizabeth Weiss Hopper, Shrek the Musical

Outstanding Achievement in Set Design
Ben Burke, Other Desert Cities
Tennessee Dixon, Death & the Maiden
Frank Foster, Cabaret
Ron Keller, Color Purple
Tom Width, The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Andrew Craig, Death & the Maiden
Derek Dumais, The Color Purple
Chase Kniffen, Say Goodnight Gracie
Joey Luck, Cabaret
Joey Luck, Chad Deity

Outstanding Achievement in Fight Choreography
James Long, Chad Deity

Liz Marks Memorial Award for Ongoing Contribution to Richmond Area Theater
The Acts of Faith Festival

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