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TAP Honored at WATCH Awards

“The Seagull,” “42nd Street” take home top prizes.

Standout productions of “The Seagull” and “42nd Street” earned The Arlington Players top honors from the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors awards, taking home five trophies during the WATCH Awards ceremony March 11 at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria.

ARLINGTON PLAYERS

Outstanding Choreography - John K. Monnett - “42nd Street;”

Outstanding Properties in a Play - Avery Burns - “The Seagull;”

Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play - Lindsey Hays - “The Seagull;”

Outstanding Set Design in a Play - Amanda Acker - “The Seagull;”

Outstanding Set Painting in a Play - Kate Rohr - “The Seagull;”

Last year's production of “The Seagull” garnered four awards: Outstanding Properties in a Play - Avery Burns - “The Seagull”; Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play - Lindsey Hays - “The Seagull”; Outstanding Set Design in a Play - Amanda Acker - “The Seagull”; and Outstanding Set Painting in a Play - Kate Rohr - “The Seagull.”

John K. Monnett took home the award for Outstanding Choreography in a Musical for his work in “42nd Street.”

Sue Pinkman, a founding member of the WATCH Awards, was nominated for her hair and makeup work in “The Seagull” and took home the award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for “Hairspray” at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

“This is a very exciting night for everyone,” Pinkman said. “While it's nice to be recognized, no one does community theatre for the awards. We do it because we are part of a very special family of community theatre members across the region.”

Nominees were selected from 127 productions that were adjudicated at 32 community theatre companies. For more information on The Arlington Players, visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org.