themaninthechair2This past year DTC enjoyed great success with some wonderful productions: The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) started off 2015 playing in the ice at Sandy Spring Friends School, followed by our DTC Kids production of Into the Woods JR. Then in June, after a year absence from the Arts Barn, we returned with a wonderful production of The Wedding Singer, followed by this fall’s smash hit Fiddler on the Roof, which to date has been our most attended production! Thank you for continuing to make DTC a success!

Our productions also had some great recognition at this year’s upcoming WATCH Awards.  Fiddler received 9 nominations including:
  • Outstanding Cameo in a Musical
    BJ Bergman Angstadt as “Grandma Tzeitel”
  • ŸOutstanding Cameo in a Musical
    Kristina Friedgen & Rebecca Sears as “Fruma-Sarah”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
    Brian Lyons-Burke as “Tevye”
  • Outstanding Properties in a Musical
    Maria Littlefield
  • Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical
    Jim Korte & Bill Rippey
  • Outstanding Set Decoration in a Musical
    Maria Littlefield
  • Outstanding Set Design in a Musical
    Bill Brown
  • Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical
    Maria Littlefield
  • Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
    Vitol Wiacek
In addition, Musical of Musicals received 1 nomination:
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
    Cheryl J. Campo as “Abby”
Hopefully we will take a few awards home at the ceremony at the Birchmere in Virginia on March 6, 2016.

As we embark on 2016, I want to look ahead to the future. I have been a member of DTC since Joseph… way back in 2000 and have been involved in almost every production since. One thing that makes DTC stand out from the other theater companies in the area is our sense of community and how we come together as a “village” and carry on the DTC Tradition!

In my upcoming term as President of DTC I am embarking, with the board and the community, on a 3-year and 5-year plan. I will be outlining more information about this in the months to come and how we will continue to produce quality shows and ensure that DTC will be around for another 30 years! In the short term some of our goals are to:

  • Redesign our website and create a more unified social media presence

The remainder of our 2015-2016 season includes the DTC Kids production of Bugsy Malone Jr., which will be in the spring at the Damascus United Methodist Church, and The Drowsy Chaperone opening June 10, 2016 at the Arts Barn. Be sure to check out Facebook or our website for audition information coming soon.

In the next few months we will be formally announcing our 2016-2017 Season and we think you will love what we have in store! Thank you for your continued support and if you would like to talk more about the plan for the future, feel free to email me!

Keith Tittermary
President, DTC