‘MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS’ Now Eligible for The 2015 Kelsey Awards – Here’s What They’re Eligible For!

After a very successful and jam-packed opening weekend, Yardley Players Theatre Company’s production of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS has completed the official 2015 eligibility form and is now eligible for nomination at The 2015 (yes, 2015) Kelsey Awards, taking place in August of 2015.

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, which is directed by Kristy Davis and choreographed by the very talented Laura Murey Ghaffoor, opened to rave reviews this past July 18th inside The Kelsey Theatre. If you haven’t caught it yet, this production runs for one more weekend (July 25-27, 2014) before the trolly leaves the station. CLICK HERE to read The Kelsey Report Review of this production and to get more information about how you can purchase tickets for this final weekend.

The Kelsey Awards are presented by K2KEntertainment and The Kelsey Theatre Advisory Board. They both have jointly administered the Kelsey Awards since 2011, the year of the first live Kelsey Award ceremony. (CLICK HERE to see previous nominees and winners.) What sets this event apart from any other theater community theater award event is the fact that the general public (YOU!) choose the nominees AND the winners in each and every category. Throughout the summer, you will vote for your favorite productions and performers from the mainstage season at Kelsey Theatre. The 2014 Kelsey Awards are THIS August 16th at 8PM … CLICK HERE for more details!

But of course, since The Kelsey Theatre features full-length productions all year, the work for The 2015 Kelsey Awards have already begun, and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is the first show to become eligible for next year’s awards. Below, you will find a list of all of the categories that the show has submitted for nomination:

The Smith girls, left to right, Shealyn Davis as Tootie, Colleen McDonald as Esther in the role made famous by Judy Garland, and Makenna Katz as Agnes.

Please note – The list below show ELIGIBILITY STATUS, not nomination status. Nominees are determined via voting of all the ELIGIBLE candidates from ALL the show during the 2014-2015 Kelsey Theatre season. Voting begins in June 2015.

+OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

+OUTSTANDING CAST

+OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN – Michael Almstedt

+OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN – M. Kitty Getlik

+OUTSTANDING COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGN – Louisa Murey

+OUTSTANDING SET & SCENIC DESIGN – Michael Almstedt, Jill Katz, Patty Walsh, Chris Szemis, Marge Swider, and Marian Wright

+OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY – Laura Murey Ghaffoor

+OUTSTANDING VOCAL & MUSIC DIRECTION – Patricia Masterson

+OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL – Kristy Davis

+SINGER OF THE YEAR – Jacob Kinderman as “John Truitt”

Gene Pullen, front, as the Motorman with, second row from left, Abby Kenna, Marissa Marciano, Daniel Brugger, Jeanette Smith, Marissa Carroll and Mary Burke; third row from left, Stacy Danka, Gretchen Zimmer and Joanna Haupt.

+OUTSTANDING KELSEY THEATRE DEBUT PERFORMANCE – Jacob Kinderman as “John Truitt”; Colleen McDonald as “Esther Smith”; Jason Diaz as “Warren Sheffield”

+OUTSTANDING MUSICAL NUMBER – “Banjo”

+OUTSTANDING THEATRICAL ROMANTIC COUPLE – Jacob Kinderman & Colleen McDonald as “John Truitt” & “Esther Smith”

+OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER – Shealyn Davis as “Tootie Smith”; Makenna Katz as “Agnes Smith”

+OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL – Brooke Calderone as “Rose Smith”; Maureen Hackett as “Mrs. Smith”; Shealyn Davis as “Tootie Smith”

Introducing the Smiths of St. Louis: first row from left, Brent Tuccillo, Makenna Katz, Shealyn Davis, Colleen McDonald, Brooke Calderone, and Maureen Hackett; second row from left, Charlotte Singh (housekeeper), Walter Smyth and Fred Gropper.

+OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Brent Tuccillo as “Lon Smith”; Jason Diaz as “Warren Sheffield”; Fred Gropper as “Mr. Smith”

+OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL – Colleen McDonald as “Esther Smith”

+OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – Jacob Kinderman as “John Truitt”

CLICK HERE to visit The Kelsey Report official website and to get more information about The Kelsey Awards!

JOIN THE KELSEY REPORT ON FACEBOOK TO GET ALL OF THE LATEST KELSEY THEATRE NEWS, AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND TICKET INFORMATION. CLICK HERE!

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