Well ladies and gentlemen, the wait is FINALLY over and the big night is FINALLY here! The 2014 Kelsey Awards are going down TONIGHT at 8:00pm inside The Kelsey Theatre! Curious as to how everything is going to work tonight? No worries, here you’ll find everything you need to know about tonight’s big show!
WHERE & WHEN IS THIS THING HAPPENING?
The show takes place TONIGHT (Saturday, August 16, 2014) inside The Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College. The address is 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, New Jersey.
The house doors will open at 7:30pm and the show will begin around 8pm. CLICK HERE to get your tickets before it’s too late!
WHAT DO I WEAR?!
Dress as comfortable as possible! This is NOT a black-tie affair. Here are your three options:
- Dress like you’re going to a job interview.
- Dress like you’re going out to get drunk.
- Dress like you’re going to a job interview drunk.
Seriously, don’t think too much about it. Just dress comfortably … no pressure. Honestly, there’s only going to be 300 theater people staring at you. Really … no pressure at all.
HOW DOES THE SHOW WORK?
Have you ever seen The Tony Awards? Or Oscars? Well, it’s just like that, just no commercial breaks and no Hugh Jackman (sorry ladies). The event will be emceed by three beautiful hosts (Jaimie McMillin, Maria Aromando, and Kim Cupo … aka #JMK). They’ll introduce presenters and those presenters will read the nominees and the winners of each category. The winners were chosen by YOU. We had over 5,000 votes this year! (That’s double the amount of votes we had last season!)
In between each of the awards will be sketches, comedic skits, special cameos, performances from the five shows nominated for Outstanding Production of a Musical (Les Miserables, Big River, Shrek the Musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Monty Python’s Spamalot.) In addition to those performances, you will catch the reunion performance of the 2011 cast of 13: The Musical (who are all 56 years old now) and a special performance that we can’t tell you about! (Shhh! It’s a surprise!)
I HEARD A RUMOR THAT A CASH PRIZE WILL BE HANDED OUT … IS THAT TRUE?!
Yup! Before the show begins and during intermission, we will be giving out tickets for a 50/50 raffle! The winning ticket will be announced in Act 2. You can buy as many tickets as you like for $5 per ticket!
WHO’S PRESENTING AN AWARD?
Bill Kamps, Mike Gilch, John Zimmerman, James Zimmerman, Kitty Getlik, Nicole Spadafino, Stephanie Moon, Ruth Markoe, Joe Zedeny, Caitlin Tierney, Samantha Sharpe, Kat Ross Kline, Tim Kline, Gary Wellbrock, Lynn Baskin, Kevin Palardy, Justin Derry, Diana Maurer, Margot Bergeron, Wesley Cappiello, Abigail Bastian, Elizabeth Ferrara, Charlotte Gougher, Morgan O’Neil Petronis, Jennifer Nasta Zefutie, Aimee Robidoux, Matt South, Eileen Cooper, Jenne Carey, and Kyrus Keenan Westcott.
WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE?
Pretty much the entire Kelsey Theatre community, along with theater companies from around the state. Seriously … pretty much everyone will be there.
WHO ARE YOU?
I am Groot.
WHO’S BEING HONORED?
In addition to the winners in each category, we will be honoring two very special people in The Kelsey Theatre community. We will reveal and honor the recipient of The 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award during the ceremony. And we will also be honoring, the one and only, John M. Maurer with The 2014 Kelsey Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award.
WHO’S NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD?
CLICK HERE for a full list of the 2014 Kelsey Award Nominees.
IS THERE A DANCE SQUAD?
Yep! They’ll be performing multiple times throughout the ceremony! They’re great! They are choreographed by the very talented Rachel Tovar and they are set to steal the show!
CAN I TAKE PICTURES DURING THE CEREMONY?
YES! A big fat YES! We encourage all audience members to use their mobile devices during the ceremony to Facebook, Instagram, tweet, Snapchat, and video the entire ceremony and the performances! We want this show well documented, and we can do so with YOUR HELP! So charge up those iPhones and get ready to use it during the ceremony!
IS IT TOO LATE TO GET TICKETS?
No! Not at all! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets right now. Tickets are selling VERY fast, so we suggest getting your tickets ASAP. If you can’t, no worries, you can still purchase your tickets when you arrive at the theater. But you don’t want to be stuck in a long ticket line … you’ll miss the epic opening number!
ARE YOU READY?!
We’re all set and ready to go! We really hope to see you at the ceremony tonight! It’s really going to be an unforgettable night full of laughs and overall fun times! For more information about the show, visit the official website by CLICKING HERE!
See you tonight!