There was a big party goin' on.
Attendees may well have talked while presentations were made, but it was such a good (make that great) party, and we could hear the winners' names and their brief acceptance talks, so why halt a good time to hear people talk from a microphone? Besides, they were so far away.
It's our party and we'll talk if we want to,
Talk if we want to,
You would talk, too,
If it happened to you.
In attendance were parents, actors, musicians, press, theatregoers, directors, managers, you name it and why not throw in a member of the U.S. Congress?
In good humor the trio of Sam Ludwig, Rachel Zampelli, and Ashleigh King sang right off the stage any speaker who talked longer than 30 seconds, including Linda Levy, the president and CEO of theatreWashington, the event's host.
And the winners were... all those in attendance, and the award recipients were... right here.