Everything You Need to Know About The 2015 Kelsey Awards!

The 2015 Kelsey Awards Set for July 25, 2015!

K2KEntertainment and The Kelsey Theatre are extremely proud and excited to announce that The 2015 Kelsey Awards are set to take place at8pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015 inside The Kelsey Theatre. This year’s ceremony is set to celebrate FIVE years of honoring Kelsey Theatre productions and performers.

Jaimie, Maria, and Kim return as hosts!

The Kelsey Awards are presented by K2KEntertainment and The Kelsey Theatre. They both have jointly administered The Kelsey Awards since 2011, the year of the first live Kelsey Award ceremony. The awards, however, have been handed out since 2009.

#JMK to Return as Hosts for The 2015 Kelsey Awards!

The Kelsey Theatre Dance Squad is also set to return this year! Announcement coming June 3!

The official eligibility cut-off date will be Friday, June 19, 2015, for all Kelsey Theatre productions opening in the 2014-2015 season. Productions which meet all other eligibility requirements and open on or before the eligibility date and have producers/directors who fill out the 2015 Eligibility Form are considered eligible for 2015 Kelsey Award Nominations.

The Nominations for The 2015 Kelsey Awards will be announced on Monday, June 29.

John Zimmerman as “The Baker” in INTO THE WOODS.

AWARD CATEGORIES
Awards that will NOT be handed out this year:

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast Member
  • Outstanding Cast
  • Outstanding Comedic Production

New award categories that have been added this year:

  • Oustanding Comedic Performance
  • Singer of the Year
  • Outstanding Kelsey Theatre Debut Performance

For a full list of all the 2014-2015 productions and performers that are eligible for these awards so far, CLICK HERE.

The cast of Playful Theatre Production’s CATS.

THE KELSEY AWARDS BLOCK PARTY!
For the past four years, we have invited the nominees to attend a special dinner commemorating their nomination, this year, to celebrate our five year anniversary, we will be holding the first ever Kelsey Awards Block Party! on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 6:30pm.

The Block Party, which will take place at UNO Chicago Bar & Grill’s Outside Party Patio in Hamilton, NJ, will feature food, drink, socializing, and dancing! Not only are all the nominees invited, but the entire Kelsey Theatre is invited, whether you are a nominee or not! The entire Kelsey Theatre community will be there, so this is definitely not a night you want to miss leading up to the live ceremony.

Tickets for this event go on sale on this website on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. More details will be announced in late-June.


AWARD CEREMONY TICKETS
Tickets to The 2015 Kelsey Awards are available to the general public through the Kelsey Awards website and the Kelsey Theatre website starting later this Spring.

For up-to-the-minute news, follow The Kelsey Report at Facebook.com/KelseyReport, or visit The Kelsey Report website.

CREATIVE TEAM

  • Producer/Director/Writer: Kyrus Keenan Westcott
  • Associate Producers: Vicki Kaiser & Caila Cabrera
  • Choreographer: Rachel Tovar
  • Lighting Design: Starrika McCloud
  • Sound Design: Eric Collins & Evan Paine
  • Set Design: Bryan Schendlinger

The cast of Playful Production’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Live Ceremony Tickets Go On Sale: June 2015
  • Eligibility Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015
  • Nomination Voting: June 22 – 26, 2015
  • Kelsey Award Nominee Announcement: Monday, June 29, 2015
  • Final Voting Round: June 29 – July 5, 2015
  • Block Party Tickets Go On Sale: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • The Kelsey Awards Block Party: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
  • The 2015 Kelsey Awards Live Ceremony: Saturday, July 25, 2015

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • CLICK HERE to see a list of Previous Nominees & Winners
  • CLICK HERE to learn more about The Kelsey Awards
  • CLICK HERE to read the Rules & Voting Procedures
  • CLICK HERE to read the latest Kelsey Theatre news
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