Wow. What a night. I was trying to think this morning of what I would highlight about the evening if I were trying to recap it for someone who wasn’t there and realized that there were so many exceptional moments both big and small that it would be impossible. I’d basically just have to recount the entire evening and try to capture just a fraction of excitement and fun and fellowship I felt throughout the evening.
There are things that probably could use some ‘splainin’, the tie for Best Musical being one big example, highlighted in the Times-Dispatch article this morning. But I’m still a little too exhausted for cogent thought so I’ll talk a little more about that perhaps later in the week.
In the meantime, I’d just like to extend a huge heartfelt thanks to everyone who played a part in making last night work out. There are literally dozens of people who came together and did incredible things all focused on the success of last night. All of their work is very deeply appreciated.
Finally, below is the list of Artsie award recipients that were announced last night. Congratulations to those honored for some well-deserved recognition. But even greater congratulations to the community at large for coming together and supporting this event. I probably won’t know the final numbers for a couple weeks, but I expect we raised somewhere in the neighborhood of $7,500 for the Theater Artists Fund last night, 2.5 times what we raised last year and 3 times what we raised to years ago. A good time for a great cause – it doesn’t get much better than that.
2011 RTCC Award Recipients
Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Tie: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels & [title of show]
The People's Choice Award
This Beautiful City
Best Direction - Musical
Chase Kniffen, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Direction – Play
Rusty Wilson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Play
Alan Sader, King Lear
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Musical
Scott Wichmann, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Play
Laine Satterfield, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
Rachel Abrams, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Play
J. Ron Fleming, Jitney
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Musical
Andrew Hamm, This Beautiful City
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Play
Maggie Horan, Legacy of Light
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Musical
Kathy Halenda, White Christmas
Ernie McClintock Best Ensemble Award
Leslie Owens-Harrington, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Best Musical Direction
Sandy Dacus, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Outstanding Achievement in Set Design
Brian C. Barker, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
Lynne Hartman, Legacy of Light
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
J. Theresa Bush, Legacy of Light
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Derek Dumais, White Christmas
Outstanding Achievement in Puppetry
Liz Marks Memorial Award
Don Warren & Jay McCullough