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Reston Community Players Garner WATCH Nominations

Three productions receive 15 nods for RCP.

RCP's Sue Pinkman, left, is congratulated by producer and director Eddie Page on her WATCH Award nominations at the Birchmere Jan. 15.

RCP's Sue Pinkman, left, is congratulated by producer and director Eddie Page on her WATCH Award nominations at the Birchmere Jan. 15. Photo by Jeanne Theismann.

— The Reston Community Players garnered 15 nominations as the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors announced the nominees for the 2012 WATCH Awards Jan. 15 at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria.

Reston Community Players Nominations

Outstanding Set Decoration in a Play - Bea and Jerry Morse - Moonlight and Magnolias

Outstanding Sound Design in a Play - William Chrapsynski - Moonlight and Magnolias

Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography - Karen Schlumpf & Brian Farrell - Moonlight and Magnolias

Outstanding Choreography - Andrea Heininge - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical - Charlotte Marson & Judy Whelihan - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Direction of a Musical - Joshua Redford - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical - Jaclyn Young - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical - Jaclyn Young - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Properties in a Musical - Mary Jo Ford - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical - Sara Birkhead - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Set Decoration in a Musical - Bea and Jerry Morse & Barbara Wilson - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical - Cathy Reider, Sabrina Begley, Maggie Cotter - The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Light Design in a Play - Ken & Patti Crowley - The Twilight of the Golds

Outstanding Set Design in a Play - Andrew JM Regiec - The Twilight of the Golds

Outstanding Set Painting in a Play - Christa Westall - The Twilight of the Golds

The RCP production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" earned nine nominations, while "Moonlight and Magnolias" and "The Twilight of the Golds" scored three nominations each.

Sue Pinkman, director of "Moonlight and Magnolias" and a founding member of the WATCH Awards, earned three individual nominations for her work in "The Seagull" with The Arlington Players and "Hairspray" at The Little Theatre of Alexandria.

"I'm very happy," Pinkman said. "Everyone worked so hard on all of these productions and we are very excited about our nominations."

Pinkman garnered nominations for Outstanding Hair Design in a Play and Outstanding Make Up Design in a Play for "The Seagull" in addition to a nod as Outstanding Director in a Musical for "Hairspray."

Nominees were selected from 127 productions that were adjudicated at 32 community theatre companies. In each of 38 categories, five nominees (more in case of a tie) were selected based on the average scores of eight judges.

Winners will be announced at the WATCH Awards ceremony March 11 at The Birchmere Music Hall.