WATCH assignments for the calendar year were distributed over the holiday break. I’ve already done some horse trading to avoid having to see the same show twice in one year and to spare another judge from having to see a show that she loathes. Here’s what I have on my list to judge, subject to any additional schedule rearrangement.

  • Shining City, by Conor McPherson
  • Oliver!, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart
  • Moon over Buffalo, by Ken Ludwig: I haven’t judged this in a couple of years
  • Inspecting Carol, by Daniel Sullivan and Seattle Reportory Co.: I don’t know why the producing company chose to run this outside of the Christmas holiday season
  • Children of Eden, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
  • Pillowtalk: adapted from the screenplay, perhaps?
  • Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare: I’m familiar with this one
  • The Art of Murder

Farily typical mix: two musicals, two farce/comedies, at least one murder mystery, two substantial dramas. Plus two shows to be announced later, one of them likely to be a musical. I’ll be seeing one company that is new to me, as well as another that has reconstituted itself.