‘HAMLET’ Now Eligible for The 2016 Kelsey Awards

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Shakespeare ’70’s production of Hamlet, which is heading into its final weekend of performances this weekend, is now eligible for The 2016 Kelsey Awards, set to take place August 20, 2016 at 7pm inside The Kelsey Theater and hosted by JMK! Here’s everything you need to know!

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For those unfamiliar with The Kelsey Awards, every summer, the theater awards and celebrates the best productions and performances from the current season. Each production’s Producer and/or Director will submit the show for eligibility after the show has opened. Once a show is eligible, the general public will vote over the summer for the shows and performances that will eventually become nominees and winners. (Click Here for a full rundown of the rules and guidelines.)

Voting begins June 27th
Nominees will be announced on July 3rd

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW VOTING WILL WORK THIS YEAR!

Here is a list of the awards that Hamlet is eligible for at The 2016 Kelsey Awards.

  • Outstanding Production of a Play
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
    • Ray Fallon as “Hamlet”
    • John Fischer as “Horatio”
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
    • Shannon McGovern as “Ophelia”
    • Janet Quartarone as “Gertrude”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
    • Dale Simon as “Polonius”
    • Jake Burbage as “Laertes”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
    • Amanda McCarther as “Player Queen”
    • Jaclyn Wasneski as “Gertrude’s Assistant”
  • Outstanding Performance by a Young Performer
    • Tristan Curbishley as “Courtier”
  • Outstanding Romantic Leads
    • Ray Fallon & Shannon McGovern as “Hamlet” & “Ophelia”
  • Outstanding Villainous Performance
    • Steve Lobis as “Claudius”
  • Outstanding Kelsey Theatre Debut
    • Shannon McGovern as “Ophelia”
  • Outstanding Comedic Performance
    • Matthew Cassidy as “The Gravedigger”
  • Outstanding Director of Play
    • John F. Erath & Janet Quartarone
  • Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
    • Stephen Davis
  • Outstanding Achievement in Set & Scenic Design
    • Dale Simon
  • Outstanding Achievement Costume & Make-up Design
    • Scaramouche Costumes
  • Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
    • Dale Simon & Lili Timmes
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
    • Dale Simon, Janet Quartarone, Curt Foxworth, Gwyneth Curbishley, & Kayla McLaughlin

Voting begins June 27th
Nominees will be announced on July 3rd

CLICK HERE TO SEE A FULL LIST OF EVERY NOMINATION ELIGIBLE PRODUCTION SO FAR.

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