DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA

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The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays of 2016 in Community Theatres in DC/VA/MD Are:

BEST DIRECTION AND MUSICAL DIRECTION IN MUSICALS IN COMMUNITY THEATRES IN 2016 IN DC/MD/VA ARE:

Director Kevin Sockwell and Musical Director Arielle Bayer for A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green.

Director Susan Thornton and Musical Director Lisa Dodson for for Anything Goes at Other Voices Theatre.

Director Michael Hartsfield and Musical Directors Billy Georg and Mimi Kuhn McGinnis for Assassins at the Laurel Mill Playhouse.

Director Eric C. Stein and Musical Director Stephen M. Deininger for Avenue Q at Vagabond Players.

Director Kirk Bowers and Musical Director Pete Myers for Babes in Arms at The FrederickTowne Players.

Director Lanny Warketien and Musical Director Sarah Jane Scott for Bat Boy: The Musical at Prince William Little Theatre.

Director Stephanie Lynn Williams and Musical Director Tiffany Underwood Holmes for Bring It On at Drama Learning Center.

Director Craig Pettinati and Music Director Stuart Y. Weich for Cabaret at Kensington Arts Theatre.

Director and Music Director Matt Scarborough on Cabaret at Prince William Little Theatre.

Director Keith Tittermary and Music Director Sam Weich for Children of Eden at Damascus Theatre Company.

Director Greg Bell and Music Director Michael W. Tan for DAS BARBECÜ at Spotlighters Theatre.

Director Christopher Gerken and Music Director LeVar Betts for Dreamgirls at Tantallon Community Players.

Director Fuzz Roark and Musical Director Michael W. Tan for Evita at Spotlighters Theatre.

Director Stephanie Lynn Williams and Musical Director Tiffany Underwood Holmes for First Date at Drama Learning Cent er.

Director Shaun Moe and Music Director Lori Roddy for Footloose at McLean Community Players.

Director Christopher Dykton and Musical Director Leah Koscis for Grey Gardens at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

Debbie Barber-Eaton and Musical Director Sandy Melson Griese for Guys and Dolls at 2nd Star Productions.

Director Paul Tonden and Musical Director Mitch Bassman for Gypsy at Reston Community Players.

Director Suzanne L Donohue and Musical Director William V. Derr for Hairspray at Port Tobacco Players.

Director Jane B. Wingard and Music Director Joe Biddle for H.M.S. Pinafore at 2nd Star Productions.

Director Susan Thornton and Music Director Jonas Dawson for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Other Voices Theatre.

Director Rob Tessier and Musical Director by Chris Zavadowski for Into the Woods at Upper Room Theatre Ministry.

Director John Waldron and Musical Director James Schader for Into the Woods, Jr. at Aldersgate Church Community Theater.

Director Susan Thornton and Musical Director Jonas Dawson for La Cage aux Folles at Other Voices Theatre.

Director Jared Shamberger and Musical Director LeVar Betts for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Spotlighters Theatre.

Director Evelyn Rice and Music Directors Evelyn Rice and Alanna Mensing for Legally Blonde: The Musical at Fauquier Community Theatre.

Director Clare Shaffer and Musical Director Paige Austin Rammelkamp for Man of La Mancha at The Arlington Players.

Director Daniel Douek and Musical Director Mimi McGinniss for Man of La Mancha at Laurel Mill Playhouse.

Director Wade Corder and Musical Directors Dana and Jim Van Slyke for Mary Poppins at Reston Community Players.

Director William Leary and Musical Director Stanley Livengood for Memories & Legends at Wolf Pack Theatre Company.

Director Steven Fleming and Musical Director Scott AuCoin for Next to Normal at Silhouette Stages.

Director John K. Monnett and Musical Director Steve Przybylski for Nice Work If You Can Get It at The Arlington Players.

Directors Ashley Kinney and Kim VanArtsdalen and Musical Director Colin Taylor for Oliver! at The Sterling Playmakers.

Director Stephanie Lynn Williams and Music Director Tiffany Underwood Holmes for Parade at Drama Learning Center.

Director Paul Loebach and Musical Director Marci Shegogue for Quilters at Rockville Musical Theatre and Arts on The Green.

Director Bill Kamberger and Musical Directors Tim Viets and Gregory Merle Satorie-Robinson for Ragtime at The Memorial Players.

Director Andy Scott and Musical Director Paige Austin Rammelkamp for Rent at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre.

Director Rochelle Horn and Music Director John Marlowe for Rent at Rockville Musical Center.

Director Gregory Scott Stuart and Musical Director Joseph Sorge for Robin Hood at Victorian Lyric Opera.

Director Jon Gardner and Musical Director Mac Fancher for Seussical at Greenbelt Arts Center.

Director Annie O’Neill Galvin and Musical Director John Edward Niles for 1776 at McLean Community Players.

Director Christine Callsen and Musical Director Jay Frost for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at St. Mark’s Players.

Director Kristina Friedgen and Musical Director Brandon Scott Heishman for The Drowsy Chaperone at Damascus Theatre Company.

Director Lisa Anne Bailey and Musical Director Kirsten Boyd for The Music Man at Fairfax Theatre Company.

Director Anthony Scimonelli and Musical Director Mayumi Baker Griffie for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Arts Collective@HCC.

Director Lois Evans and Musical Director Wendy Baird for The Secret Garden at The Colonial Players of Annapolis.

Director Lee Michele Rosenthal and Musical Director Marci Shegogue for Shrek at Rockville Musical Theatre.

Director Jillian Locklear Bauersfeld and Musical Director Michael W. Tan for Tick, Tick…BOOM! at Spotlighters Theatre.

Director Susan Devine and Musical Director Francine Krasowska for West Side Story at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

Directors Ruben Vellekoop and Carlotta Capuano and Musical Director Marci Shegogue for The Who’s Tommy at Kensington Arts Theatre.

Director Tommy Malek and Musical Director Nathan C. Scavilla for Young Frankenstein at Silhouette Stages.

Director and Musical Director Jeff Lesniak for Zombie Prom at Greenbelt Arts Center.

BEST DIRECTION IN PLAYS:

Michael Byrne Zemarel for All My Sons at Vagabond Players.

Julie Janson and Music Director Kyle Keene for Amadeus at Providence Players of Fairfax.

 Michael J. Baker, Jr. for A Christmas Carol at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

 Bob Kleinberg for Bad Jews at Greenbelt Arts Center.

 Liz Mykietyn for Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Providence Players of Fairfax.

Scott Nichols for Boeing Boeing at The Colonial Players of Annapolis.

Erin DeCaprio for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Castaways Repertory Theatre.

Chip Gertzog for Almost Maine at Providence Players of Fairfax.

Seth Ghitelman for Clybourne Park at Silver Spring Stage.

Robert Sams for Comic Potential at McLean Community Players.

Andrew JM Regiec for Deathtrap at The Arlington Players.

Bob Kleinberg for Dinner With Friends at Greenbelt Arts Center.

Pauline Griller-Mitchell for Enchanted April at Greenbelt Arts Center.

Frank Pasqualino for Foxfire at Bowie Community Theatre.

Elena Day for God: The One-Man Show at Greenbelt Arts Center.

Edd Miller for Good People at The Colonial Players of Annapolis.

Karen Fleming for Humble Boy at Silver Spring Stage.

Ilene Chalmers for I Hate Hamlet at Laurel Mill Playhouse.

William Leary for kinK at Wolf Pack Theatre Company.

Erin Riley for Les Liaisons Dangereuse (‘Dangerous Liaisons’) at Spotlighters Theatre.

Ken Kienas for Lost in Yonkers at Prince George’s Little Theatre.

Sherrionne Brown for Marx in Soho at Spotlighters Theatre.

Rosemary Hartman for Master Class at Reston Community Players.

Malcolm Edwards for Merlin at The British Players.

Kevin O’Connell for Miss Weatherspoon at Silver Spring Stage.

Michael Byrne Zemarel for Moonlight & Magnolias at Spotlighters Theatre.

John Desmone for Moon Over Buffalo at Vagabond Players.

Andrew Greenleaf for Much Ado About Nothing at Silver Spring Stage.

Jennifer Lyman for night, Mother at Dominion Stage.

Alana D. Sharp for Our Town at Reston Community Players.

Eric C. Stein for Our Town at Vagabond Players.

Larry Simmons for Pride and Prejudice at Laurel Mill Playhouse.

 Beth Hughes-Brown for Red Herring at Providence Players of Fairfax.

Paul Valleau for Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll at Colonial Players of Annapolis.

Sara Joy Lebowitz for Snakebit at Dominion Stage.

Sharon Veselic for Steel Magnolias at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

Ricky Drummond for Stupid Fucking Bird at Silver Spring Stage.

Rosemary Hartman for The Boys in the Band at Dominion Stage.

Dave Carter from The Cripple of Inishmaan at Colonial Players of Annapolis.

Joanna Henry for The Complete Works of William Shake Joanna Henryspeare (Abridged) at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

Steve Goldklang for The Divine Sister at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

Scott Bloom for The Emperor of North America at Silver Spring Stage.

Fuzz Roark for The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays) at Spotlighters Theatre.

Haley Murphy for The History Boys at Dominion Stage.

Frank D. Shutts ll for The History Boys at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

Rocky Nunzio for The Importance of Being Ernest at Laurel Mill Playhouse.

John Nunemaker for The Laramie Project at Kensington Arts Theatre.

Steve Goldklang for The Lion in Winter at Vagabond Players.

Randy Barth for The Mousetrap at Prince George’s Little Theatre.

Howard Berkowitz for The Normal Heart at Vagabond Players.

Barry Feinstein for The Whipping Man at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

Barry Feinstein for Time Stands Still at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

Joshua McKerrow for Twelfth Night at Laurel Mill Playhouse.

Jessie Roberts for Unnecessary Farce at McLean Community Players.

Estelle Miller for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Prince George’s Little Theatre.

Jim Gallagher for Venus in Fur at Colonial Players of Annapolis.

Craig Allen Mummey for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Colonial Players of Annapolis.

HOW WE SELECTED OUR HONOREES

DCMetroTheaterArts writers were permitted to honor productions and concerts, dance, and operas that they saw and reviewed and productions and concerts and dance performances that they saw but did not review. Every honoree was seen. These are not nominations. There is no voting.

The staff is honoring productions, performances, direction, and design in professional, community, university, high school, and children’s theatres, and are also honoring the same in musical venues. We are honoring work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, and Delaware.

LINKS:
DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #1: Best Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #2: Best Musicals In Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #8: Best Performances in Musicals in Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #10: Best Direction in Musicals in Professional Theatres in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #12: Best Direction of Plays in Professional Theater in DC/MD/VA.

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction in Musicals and Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA.

The Complete List of The ‘Best of 2015’ Honorees on DCMetroTheaterArts.

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