TrueTheatergoers’ TheaterThoughts: ’Voting for the Helen Hayes Awards-Win $200′ And Rate Your Shows and Win $100 in Tickets by John and Stephen Hauge

Every week we will be sharing John and Stephen Hauge’s TheaterThoughts from their popular site TrueTheatergoer.

John Hauge.
John Hauge.

From John Hauge: “My brother Stephen and I created the website in October 2011 to promote theater in Washington, DC and on Broadway by providing an enriching collection of information on current shows and composite audience reviews and ratings of these shows. Our hope is to further develop a community excited about theater and willing to write short comments of shows so others can benefit from their experiences.”




Review and rate the shows you have seen and you have a chance to win $100 worth of Tix Certificates, which you can use to buy tickets to several theatres in the DC Metro Area.



This Week’s TheaterThoughts:

Last week we listed the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards in certain play categories — here are the nominees for those musical categories.

When you have reviewed both lists, please look directly above for the Award Ballot, click on it, and choose your winners in these categories.

The voter with the highest correct total will win $200.

All ballots must be submitted electronically by April 18th.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Bruce Dow (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), James Gardiner (The Last Five Years), David Gregory (In the Heights), Bryan Knowlton (A Chorus Line), Paul Scanlan (Cabaret) and Thom Sesma (Miss Saigon).

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: Sherri L. Edelen (Gypsy), Diane Huey (Miss Saigon), Nancy Opel (Hello, Dolly!), Maria Rizzo (Cabaret), Jessica Vaccaro (A Chorus Line), Erin Weaver (The Last Five Years), Roz White (Gee’s Bend), Lauren Williams (Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play”) and Lori Williams (Ladies Swing the Blues).

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical: Matthew Dewberry (The Full Monty), James Konicek (Peter Pan and Wendy), John Loughney (The Full Monty), Bobby Smith (Spin), Tobias Young (In the Heights) and Edward Watts (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum).

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical: Jennifer Cordiner (A Chorus Line), Lora Lee Gayer (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Maria Rizzo (Gypsy), Erin Weaver (Company) and Brittany N. Williams (Three Little Birds

Outstanding Ensemble, Musical: A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Full Monty, Gee’s Bend and Hello, Dolly!.

Outstanding Director, Musical: Joe Calarco (Gypsy), Thomas W. Jones II (Gee’s Bend), Alan Paul (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Aaron Posner (The Last Five Years) and Eric Schaeffer (Hello, Dolly!).

Outstanding Musical: A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret, Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, The Last Five Years and The Rocky Horror Show.


Now go in and REVIEW AND RATE THE SHOWS you have seen and you Can Win $100 worth of ticket certificates!








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