Kevin Adams was superb as disturbed patriarch Joe Keller in Keegan Theatre’s mostly masterful production, directed by Susan Marie Rhea. Rhea and company got the pacing just right so that the show’s figurative bombs land with as much startling impact as any real bomb ever could.”
Keegan Theatre receives Helen Hayes Recommendations for every 2012 production
Starting with the classic comedy Laughter On The 23rd Floor and ending with Arthur Miller’s powerhouse All My Sons, all eight Keegan Theatre productions in 2012 received a Helen Hayes Recommendation.
Keegan sweeps the DC Theatre Scene Audience Choice Awards
Following a hit run of Spring Awakening, DC Theatre Scene readers and area audience members named the production the Favorite Musical of the Year, Ali Hoxie and Paul Scanlan for Lead Actress and Actor in a Musical, and Best Ensemble in a musical for the highly praised show.
Ten selections for DC Metro Theater Arts “Best of 2012” series
DC Metro Theater Arts named Spring Awakening one of the Best Musicals of 2012, along with nods in seven categories including Direction (Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea), Musical Direction (Jake Null),Choreography (Kurt Boehm), Best Actress (Ali Hoxie), Best Actor (Paul Scanlan), Best Supporting Actress (Nora Palka), and Best Ensemble. Keegan’s production of August: Osage County received 2 “Best Of” nods for Best Actress in a Play (Rena Cherry Brown) and for Best Ensemble.
Keegan receives ten nominations for the 2012 Broadway World, Washington D.C. Regional Awards
BWW readers nominated six Keegan Theatre actors as Best Actor and Actress in a Play, as well as nominations for Best Director – Play (Mark A. Rhea) and Best Director – Musical (Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea). Spring Awakening and August: Osage County where nominated in the Best Musical and Best Play categories as well. The nominees in the acting categories are David Jourdan (12 Angry Men), Michael Innocenti and Ray Ficca (Laughter on the 23rd Floor), Susan Marie Rhea, Kerri Waters Lucas, and Rena Cherry Brown (August: Osage County).