RTCC Awards 2014

logo_rtccThe Richmond Theatre Critics Circle (RTCC) has announced nominations for the Seventh Annual RTCC “Artsies” awards for the 2013-14 season, recognizing achievement in the local professional theater community and raising money for a local charitable fund.

The Circle will hold a black-tie awards gala at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre. The event, which raises money for the Richmond Theater Artists Fund, will feature musical performances from productions nominated for Best Musical as well as an original song penned by the masters of ceremonies, local actors Debra Clinton and Jason Marks.

Formal attire is encouraged for the awards ceremony, which is open to the public.
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A new category is most promising newcomer, says David Timberline, event chairman and a theater critic for Style Weekly.

Also the RTCC has chosen the Acts of Faith festival, the largest faith-based theater festival in the United States, as the recipient of the annual Liz Marks Memorial Award for its ongoing contributions to Richmond-area theater.

Voters for the awards include Timberline, Rich Griset (Style Weekly), Julinda Lewis (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Bruce Levy (Show Biz Radio), and a recent addition to the Circle, Jerry Williams (TVJerry.com/WRIR). Non-voting members of the organization of local theater critics include Tony Farrell (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Liz Jewett (Richmond.com), Jen Maciulewicz (GayRVA.com), Matt Miller (GayRVA.com), John Porter (WCVE-FM) and Joan Tupponce (One Woman’s View). Circle members must have seen at least two-thirds of the locally-produced shows during the last season in order to vote.

Auditions for They’re Playing Our Song

August 24 and 25, 2014

Directed and Choreographed by Jan Guarino

Rehearsals will begin on or around: October 6, 2014

Performance Dates: November 7, 2014 – January 4 , 2015 at Hanover Tavern

Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm and will be held at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220. 

Auditions are by appointment only*.  Please email casting@va-rep.org to sign up for an appointment unless you already have an appointment for Mame auditions.

*Auditions are being combined with auditions for Virginia Rep’s MAME, and you DO NOT need to sign up for two slots.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Also be prepared to dance.

 

Please direct questions to casting@va-rep.org

 

All performers will be paid. Union and Non-union.

Casting the following roles:

VERNON GERSCH  Baritenor; Composer, loosely based on Marvin Hamlisch; charming

MALE CHORUS   Three male singer/ dancers with various ranges

FEMALE CHORUS   Three female singer/ dancers with various ranges

*The role of Sonia Walsk is CAST

 

Auditions for Mame

Mame

Starring Emily Skinner

Directed and Choreographed by Patti D’Beck
Music Direction by John Winn

Rehearsals will begin on or around: October 13, 2014
Performance Dates: November 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm nd will be held at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please e-mail casting@va-rep.org to sign up for an appointment.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Also be prepared to dance.

Please direct questions to casting@va-rep.org

 

All performers will be paid. Union and Non-union.

Casting the following roles:

YOUNG PATRICK        male;8-12, Mame’s nephew; boy belt               

MR. BABCOCK            male;45-65

ITO                              male;20-35; Mame’s butler; Baritone

BEAU                           male;35-55; Wealthy Southern Gentleman; Baritone

LINDSAY                      male; 35-55

PATRICK                     male; 19-29; Mame’s nephew grown up; Baritone          

ENSEMBLE                  male and female singer/ dancers of all ages

*The roles of MAME, AGNES GOOCH, and VERA CHARLES are CAST.

More about the show

 

Help Plan Our Future

Strategic Plan

Virginia Rep needs YOU to participate in the creation of our Strategic Plan.

The Plan is updated every five years, and the new plan will take effect January 2015. We’re conducting focus groups to seek input from all interested parties regarding our future. Each focus group will be directed toward a particular constituency, but anyone and everyone who has interest in professional theatre in Central Virginia is invited to attend the focus group that best matches their schedule.

Focus groups are led by Virginia Rep staff. In the fall, the Virginia Rep Board of Directors will use the input obtained during the focus groups to plan for the company’s future.

Remainaing Focus groups take place on the following schedule, but you can attend on any date that best suits your schedule.

Leaders of Colleague Theatres – Mon July 21 5 – 7:00 pm – Willow Lawn
Signature Season Single Ticket Buyers – Tues July 22 7 – 8:30 pm – Virginia Rep Center
Theatre Artists (actors, dir, designers) – Sun July 27 7 – 9 pm – Willow Lawn
Broadway in Richmond Supporters – Tues July 29 6:30 – 8 pm – Virginia Rep Center
Young Theatregoers (22-39 years old) -Thurs Aug 7 7 – 8:30 pm – Willow Lawn

If possible, please contact Kate Belleman to let us know when and where you’re planning to attend. kbelleman@va-rep.org or 804 783-1688 ext 1145.

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