THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Ensembles in a Musical and Play’ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices for our Favorite Ensembles in a Musical and Play in 2013. Congrats to our honorees and to every ensemble who worked on our local stages in 2013.

Please leave your list of ensembles you would like to personally honor in the COMMENT BOX.

BEST ENSEMBLE OF A PLAY OF 2013

(1) A Few Good Men at The Keegan Theatre.

Maboud Ebrahimzadeh and Brianna Letourneau. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Maboud Ebrahimzadeh and Brianna Letourneau. Photo by C. Stanley Photography. 

(2) A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Annapolis Theatre Company.

Yvonne Erickson, Kathryn Zoerb, and Christine Demuth. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Yvonne Erickson, Kathryn Zoerb, and Christine Demuth in ‘A Young Woman of Property.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(3) A Young Woman of Property at Rep Stage.

(4) Act a Lady at The Hub Theatre.

Back Row- Holly Gibbs and Mike Zemarel. Front Row- Brian M. Kehoe and Anne Shoemaker.

Back Row- Holly Gibbs and Mike Zemarel. Front Row- Brian M. Kehoe and Anne Shoemaker.

(5) After the Revolution at Theater J.

(6) All in the Timing at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

(7) Art at The Dignity Players.

The cast of ‘Boeing Boeing.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

The cast of ‘Boeing Boeing.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(8) The Apple Family Plays: That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad at The Studio Theatre.

(9) Biography at The American Century Theater.

(10) Boeing, Boeing at Rep Stage.

Luke Markham (Gavin Smith), Annie Ermlick (Barbara Smith), and Tricia O’Neill-Politte (Mary Smith) in 'Caught in the Net.' Photo by Tabitha Rymal–Vaughn.

Luke Markham (Gavin Smith), Annie Ermlick (Barbara Smith), and Tricia O’Neill-Politte (Mary Smith) in ‘Caught in the Net.’ Photo by Tabitha Rymal–Vaughn.

(11) Broke-ology at Theater Alliance.

(12) Caught in the Net at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

(13) Clementine & the Lower 9 at Forum Theatre.

(L-R): Juan Bianch, Alex Alburqueque, Jerry Daniel, and Alex López. Photo by Mauricio Cuevas.

(L-R): Juan Bianch, Alex Alburqueque, Jerry Daniel, and Alex López. Photo by Mauricio Cuevas.

(14) Club de Caballeros at Teatro de la Luna.

(15) The Convert at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Alan (Thomas Bowers) and Dr. Martin Dysart (Phil Gallagher). Photo by Ken Stanek Photography.

Alan (Thomas Bowers) and Dr. Martin Dysart (Phil Gallagher). Photo by Ken Stanek Photography.

(16) Equus at Spotlighters Theatre.

(17) Extremities at Molotov Theatre Group.

The cast of ‘Fanny and Alexander.’ Photo courtesy of The Kennedy Center.

The cast of ‘Fanny and Alexander.’ Photo courtesy of The Kennedy Center.

(18) Fanny & Alexander at the Royal Dramatic Stokholm Theatre at The Kennedy Center.

(19) Following Sarah at Venus Theatre Company.

(20) Gilgamesh at Constellation Theatre Company.

(21) Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre.

(22) Good People at Arena Stage.

The cast of Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program's production of' 'Hamlet.' Photo by Sarah Gormley.

The cast of Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program’s production of’ ‘Hamlet.’ Photo by Sarah Gormley.

(23) Hamlet at Georgetown University.

(24) Hurt Village at Howard University.

‘The Iceman Cometh’ Ensemble. Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.

‘The Iceman Cometh’ Ensemble. Photo by St. Johnn Blondell.

(25) The Iceman Cometh at Quotidian Theatre.

(26) The Importance of Being Earnest at The Masqueraders at The United  States Naval Academy.

(27) The Lady Becomes Him at Faction of Fools.

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(28) The Laramie Project at Ford’s Theatre.

(29) The Lyons at Round House Theatre.

(L to R) Armand Sindoni, Karin Rosnizeck, Emily Morrison, Theodore Snead, Kim Curtis, and Nanna Ingvarsson. Photo by Mike Foster.

(L to R) Armand Sindoni, Karin Rosnizeck, Emily Morrison, Theodore Snead, Kim Curtis, and Nanna Ingvarsson. Photo by Mike Foster.

(30) The Marriage of Maria Braun at Scena Theatre.

(31) The Minotaur at Rorschach Theatre.

(32) The Motherfucker with the Hat at The Studio Theatre.

The cast of 'Noises Off': (from left to right) Zachary Fernbok, Melissa Graves, Kate Karczewski, Matthew Pauli, Mario Baldessari, Kathleen Akerly, Jason Glass, Blair Bowers, and Dylan Myers. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

The cast of ‘Noises Off.’ Photo by Teresa Castracane.

(33) Neverwhere at Rorschach Theatre Company.

(34) Noises Off at 1st Stage.

The cast of 'Our Suburb.' Photo by Stan Barouh.

The cast of ‘Our Suburb.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(35) Our Suburb at Theater J.

(36) The Picture of Dorian Gray at Synetic Theater.

(37) The Pitmen Painters at 1st Stage.

(38) The Real Thing at The Studio Theatre.

The cast of ‘Rumors.’ Photo by Traci J. Brooks.

The cast of ‘Rumors.’ Photo by Traci J. Brooks.

(39) Rumors at McLean Community Players.

(40) See How They Run at Greenbelt Arts Center.

Jess Shadelbeck, Brendan McMahon, and Lauren Snyder. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Jess Shadelbeck, Brendan McMahon, and Lauren Snyder in ‘Shakespeare in Hollywood.’ Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

(41) Shakespeare in Hollywood at The Catholic University of America.

(42) Six Degrees of Separation at Port City Playhouse.

(43) Stupid Fucking Bird at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

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(44) Teen A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Synetic Theater.

The cast of 'The 39 Steps' at LTA: Bob Cohen and Erik Harrison (Everyone Else), Jeff McDermott (Richard Hannay), and Elizabeth Keith (Pamela). Photo by Keith Waters/Kx Photography.

The cast of ‘The 39 Steps’ at LTA: Bob Cohen and Erik Harrison (Everyone Else), Jeff McDermott (Richard Hannay), and Elizabeth Keith (Pamela). Photo by Keith Waters/Kx Photography.

(45) The 39 Steps at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

Emily Levey and James Finley. (Photo by Rebekah Purcell, VSION).

NextStop Theatre Company’s ‘The 39 Steps’ cast members Emily Levey and James Finley. Photo by Rebekah Purcell, VSION.

(46) The 39 Steps at NextStop Theatre Company.

(47) These Shining Lives at Arts Collective @ HCC.

(48) The Tempest at Synetic Theater.

Todd Lawson (Ed), Brandon Uranowitz (Arnold), and Michael Lee Brown (David). Photo by Teddy Wolff.

Todd Lawson (Ed), Brandon Uranowitz (Arnold), and Michael Lee Brown (David). Photo by Teddy Wolff.

(49) Torch Song Trilogy at The Studio Theatre.

(50) Twelfth Night at The George Washington University.

Luz Nicolas, Natalia Ballestero, and Daniel Douek. Photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker Photography.

Luz Nicolas, Natalia Ballestero, and Daniel Douek. Photo by Britt Olsen-Ecker Photography.

(51) The VIP at SIngle Carrot Theatre Company.

(52) Voodoo MacBeth at The American Century Theater.

The cast of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf' at Spotlighters Theatre. Photo by Ken Stanek Photography.

The cast of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf’ at Spotlighters Theatre. Photo by Ken Stanek Photography.

(53) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Spotlighters Theatre.

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BEST ENSEMBLE OF A MUSICAL OF 2013 (Show and Venue)

Neal Tilden (Henry Reisinger), Lou Cohn (Jake Stuart), Wally Ferguson (Emil Sueck), BJ Gibson (Will Poxon), and Ginger Brooks (Lauren Everd). Photo courtesy of Dundalk Community Theatre.

Neal Tilden (Henry Reisinger), Lou Cohn (Jake Stuart), Wally Ferguson (Emil Sueck), BJ Gibson (Will Poxon), and Ginger Brooks (Lauren Everd). Photo courtesy of Dundalk Community Theatre.

(1) The 1940’s Radio Hour at Dundalk Community Theatre. 

The cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘A Chorus Line.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

The cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘A Chorus Line.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(2) A Chorus Line at Olney Theatre Center.

The cast of ‘A Chorus Line.’ Photo by Peter Hill.

The cast of TAP’s ‘A Chorus Line.’ Photo by Peter Hill.

(3) A Chorus Line at The Arlington Players.

Harv Lester, Terry Barr, Ryan Khatcheressian and Tim Adams Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.

Harv Lester, Terry Barr, Ryan Khatcheressian and Tim Adams in ‘A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein & Andrew Lloyd Webber.’ Photo by Traci J. Brooks Studios.

(4) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

(5) A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein & Andrew Lloyd Webber at Reston Community Players.

(6) Abduction from the Seraglio at The In Series.

The cast of ‘Avenue Q’ at Dominion Stage. Photo by Jarrett Baker|theatre-image.com.

The cast of ‘Avenue Q’ at Dominion Stage. Photo by Jarrett Baker|theatre-image.com.

(7) Avenue Q at Dominion Stage.

Kate Monster (Melissa Berkowitz) and Brian (Jim Adams) observe a heated discussion between Rod (Michael Iacone) and Nicky, (Adam Newland) and Jenna Bouma. Photo by Malca Giblin courtesy of Gazette.net.

The cast of ”Avenue Q’ at Greenbelt Arts Center. Photo by Malca Giblin courtesy of Gazette.net.

(8) Avenue Q at Greenbelt Arts Center.

The cast of ‘Avenue Q’ at LTA. Photo by Keith Waters.

The cast of ‘Avenue Q’ at LTA. Photo by Keith Waters.

(9) Avenue Q at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

The cast of ‘Avenue Q School Edition.’ Photo by Laura Marshall.

The cast of ‘Avenue Q School Edition.’ Photo by Laura Marshall.

(10) Avenue Q School Edition at West Potomac High School.

The cast of 'Big Nate.' Photo by Nate Pesce.

The cast of ‘Big Nate.’ Photo by Nate Pesce.

(11) Big Nate at Adventure Theatre MTC.

(12) Big River at Greenbelt Arts Center.

'The Book of Mormon' First National Tour Company. Photo by Joan Marcus.

‘The Book of Mormon’ First National Tour Company. Photo by Joan Marcus.

(13) The Book of Mormon at The Kennedy Center.

(14) The Bubby Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at StillPointe Theatre Initiative.

Paul Scanlan (Emcee) and the Kit Kat Girls. Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Paul Scanlan (Emcee) and the Kit Kat Girls. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

(15) Cabaret at The Keegan Theatre.

Caelyn D Sommerville with Royal (Tre) Jones, III, Aidan White, and Mareike Elisabeth Nebel. Photo by Jacki Young.

Caelyn D Sommerville with Royal (Tre) Jones, III, Aidan White, and Mareike Elisabeth Nebel in ‘Caroline, or Change.’ Photo by Jacki Young.

(16) Camelot at 2nd Star Productions. 

(17) Caroline, or Change at Elden Street Players.

(18) Company at Vagabond Players.

The cast of 'Crazy For You.' Photo courtesy of Rockville Musical Theatre.

The cast of ‘Crazy For You.’ Photo courtesy of Rockville Musical Theatre.

(19) Crazy for You at Rockville Musical Theatre.

(20) Dear Edwina at Red Branch Theatre Company.

The cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof JR’ Photo by Erica Keys Land.

The cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof JR’ Photo by Erica Keys Land.

(21) Fiddler on the Roof JR at BRAVO@KAT. 
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(22) The Full Monty at The Keegan Theatre.

The cast of ‘The Full Monty’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Photo courtesy of The Free Lance-Sta

The cast of ‘The Full Monty’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Photo courtesy of The Free Lance-Sta

(23) The Full Monty at Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

(24) The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at The National Theatre.

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(25) Guys and Dolls at Rockville Musical Theatre.

Nathan Ritter (Benny SouthStreet), Luke Kustra (Nathan Detroit), and Luke Hemmingson (Nicely, Nicely Johnson). Photo courtesy of Thoreau Middle School.

Nathan Ritter (Benny SouthStreet), Luke Kustra (Nathan Detroit), and Luke Hemmingson (Nicely, Nicely Johnson). Photo courtesy of Thoreau Middle School.

(26) Gypsy at Signature Theatre.

Esther Covington, Mary Beth Luckenbaugh, Steve Lebens, and Chad Fornwalt. Photo by Johannes Markus.

Esther Covington, Mary Beth Luckenbaugh, Steve Lebens, and Chad Fornwalt. Photo by Johannes Markus.

(27) I Do! I Do! at American Century Theater.

(28) If/Then at The National Theatre.

The cast of Act Two@Levine's 'In the Heights.'

The cast of Act Two@Levine’s ‘In the Heights.’

(29) In the Heights at Act Two @ Levine.

The cast of 'In the Heights' at Toby's Dinner Theatre. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

The cast of ‘In the Heights’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

(30) In the Heights at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

(31) Into the Woods at Spotlighters Theatre.

 (32) The King and I at Olney Theatre Center.

The cast of ‘Les Miserables.’ Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

The cast of ‘Les Miserables.’ Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

(33) Les Misérables at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.

The cast of ‘Les Misérables' at Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Photo courtesy of Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

The cast of ‘Les Misérables’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Photo courtesy of Riverside Center Dinner Theater.

(34) Les Misèrables at Riverside Center Dinner Theatre.

The Ensemble of Theatre Lab's ‘Les Misérables.' Photo courtesy of Theatre Lab.

The Ensemble of Theatre Lab’s ‘Les Misérables.’ Photo courtesy of Theatre Lab.

(35) Les Misérables at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts.

Madam Thenardier (Theresa Cunningham) and Thenardier (David James) with the ensemble of ‘Les Misèrables.’ Photo by Kirstine Christiansen

Madam Thenardier (Theresa Cunningham) and Thenardier (David James) with the ensemble of ‘Les Misèrables.’ Photo by Kirstine Christiansen

(36) Les Misèrables at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

(37) Little Shop of Horrors at Providence Players of Fairfax.

(38) Lucky Stiff at Montgomery College

Kim (Diana Huey, center) and the cats of ‘Miss Saigon.’ Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Kim (Diana Huey, center) and the cats of ‘Miss Saigon.’ Photo by Christopher Mueller.

(39) Miss Saigon at Signature Theatre.

Double cast of ‘The Music Man Jr’: Left to right: Winthrop Paroos: Eli Schulman and Cole Edelstein. Zaneetas and Harold Hills: Anne Coulson and Zachary Conneen, Shira Minsk, and Jake Land. Photo by Erica Land.

Double cast of ‘The Music Man Jr’: Left to right: Winthrop Paroos: Eli Schulman and Cole Edelstein. Zaneetas and Harold Hills: Anne Coulson and Zachary Conneen, Shira Minsk, and Jake Land. Photo by Erica Land.

(40) The Music Man JR. at Bravo@KAT.

The cast of Act Two @ Levine's ‘Next to Normal.’ Photo by Carmelita Watkinson.

The cast of Act Two @ Levine’s ‘Next to Normal.’ Photo by Carmelita Watkinson.

(41) Next to Normal at Act Two @ Levine.

Gabe (Alex Xourias),Natalie (Leah Platt), Diana (Emily Zickler), and Dan (Ryan Burke). Photo courtesy of Kensington Arts Theatre.

The cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘Next to Normal.’ Photo courtesy of Kensington Arts Theatre.

(42) Next to Normal at Kensington Arts Theatre.

The cast of McLean Community Players’ 'Next to Normal.' Photo by Lisa Anne Bailey.

The cast of McLean Community Players’ ‘Next to Normal.’ Photo by Lisa Anne Bailey.

(43) Next to Normal at McLean Community Players.

The cast of Reston Community Players' 'Next to Normal.'  Photo courtesy of Reston Community Players.

The cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘Next to Normal.’ Photo courtesy of Reston Community Players.

(44) Next to Normal at Reston Community Players.

(45) One Night in New York! at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

(46) Parade at Kensington Arts Theatre.

Leo (Brian Sackett) and the Chorus Girls of ‘The Producers.’ Photo by Steve Tyler.

Leo (Brian Sackett) and the Chorus Girls of ‘The Producers.’ Photo by Steve Tyler.

(47) Pippin at The Theatre Lab’s Musical Theatre Institute for Teens. 

(48) The Producers at Silhouette Stages.

The cast of ‘RENT School Edition.’ Photo courtesy of McLean High School Theatre Company.

The cast of ‘RENT School Edition.’ Photo courtesy of McLean High School Theatre Company.

(49) Ragtime at Kensington Arts Theatre. 

(50) RENT School Edition at McLean High School Theatre Company.

The cast of The Rocky Horror Show: Sarah King, Ryan Burke, Stephanie Wilson, Matthew Rubbelke, Matt Meyers, Bryce Sulecki, Julie Nolan, Jesse Saywell, Jen Grunfeld, and Nicole Cusick. Photo by Eric Hian-Cheong Photography.

The cast of The Rocky Horror Show at American University. Photo by Eric Hian-Cheong Photography.

(51) The Rocky Horror Show at American University.

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(52) The Rocky Horror Show at The Studio Theatre.

The cast of ‘Spring Awakening.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

The cast of ‘Spring Awakening.’ Photo by Stan Barouh.

(53)  Songs For a New World at the Drama Learning Center.

(54) Spring Awakening at Olney Theatre Center.

The cast of Towson University Theatre Department’s ‘Spring Awakening.’ Photo by Abby Murphy of The Towerlight.

The cast of Towson University Theatre Department’s ‘Spring Awakening.’ Photo by Abby Murphy of The Towerlight.

(55) Spring Awakening at Towson University.

The cast from 'Sweet Charity.' Photo courtesy of The Catholic University of America.

The cast from ‘Sweet Charity.’ Photo courtesy of The Catholic University of America.

 (56) Sweet Charity at The Catholic University of America.

LINKS

DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s 2013 Special Awards.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Plays of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

 THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Director in a Musical and Play by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musical Direction and Choreography′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts.

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