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The 6th Annual RTCC Award

By • Oct 24th, 2013 • Category: Reviews

The Academy Awards should take some tips from the Richmond theatre community. The Sixth Annual Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Awards not only celebrated the past year of local theatre, it had a blast doing so.

Michael Hawke and Melissa Johnston Price fulfilled their hosting obligations to perfection, beginning with a performance of “Anything Goes” (with alternate lyrics, naturally). Hawke later helped the event achieve its cross-dressing quota by donning a dress to sing “Don’t Cry For Me, Richmond Theatre.”

The hosts and all presenters displayed plenty of creativity in their banter, which gave the night a nice flow. They kept promising to keep the run time under three hours, but they succeeded in making time fly.

Several casts reunited for musical performances throughout the ceremony. Each show nominated for Best Musical treated the audience to a number. Despite ending their runs months ago, all performers sounded fresh.

The cast of Richmond Triangle Players’ La Cage Aux Folles performed “The Best of Times.” Larry Cook and Amanda Johnson reprised their roles from Virginia Repertory Theatre’s The Music Man to sing “Til There Was You.” Jason Marks and Scott Wichmann reunited for “We Can Do It” from Virginia Rep’s The Producers. Richmond Triangle Players’ bare: a pop opera was next with “Wedding Bells,” followed a few awards later by “Light” from Cadence Theatre’s Next to Normal.

The complete list of winners is available.

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is a writer based in central Virginia. His original plays have been performed in multiple venues. He won the 2006 Chameleon Theatre Circle's New Play Contest (theatre for youth category), as well as several Virginia Press Association awards for his community newspaper work. He was a semifinalist in the 2011 PAGE International Screenwriting Competition and a finalist in both the 2006 and 2010 TVWriter.com People's Pilot competitions. He graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2005, and this year he earned his black belt in Thai kickboxing. He once jumped out of an airplane, which was memorable. Learn about his fiction writing at Sherrierbooks.com.

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