“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” Now Eligible for the 2017 Kelsey Awards

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The Yardley Players production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, which is heading into it’s second and final weekend of performances, is now eligible for The 2017 Kelsey Awards. Here’s everything you need to know about Willy Wonka‘s eligibility!


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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.)

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This eligibility is for the 2017 award season, not the current award season.

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

Here is a list of the awards that Willy Wonka is eligible for at The 2017 Kelsey Awards.

*Denotes a brand new category for 2017.

  • Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management*
    • Patty Walsh
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
    • Mike Almstedt
  • Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
    • M. Kitty Getlik
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character Design
    • Louisa Murey
  • Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design
    • James Kenna
  • Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
    • Laura Murey Ghaffoor
  • Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction
    • Pat Masterson
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical
    • Kristy Davis
  • Outstanding Comedic Performance
    • Liz Wurtz as “Mrs. Gloop”
  • Outstanding Debut Performance
    • Jonah Silberman as “Charlie Bucket”
  • Outstanding Young Performer
    • Shealyn Davis as “Veruca Salt”
  • Outstanding Ensemble Performers
    • Nicholas Benedetti
    • Nolah Flynn
  • The Kelsey MVP Award*
    • Patty Walsh (Stage Manager)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
    • Jillian Ambs as “Mrs. Bucket”
    • Alexa Hunt as “Violet Beauregarde”
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
    • Dylan Katz as “Mike Teavee”
    • Hayden Clark as “Augustus Gloop”
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
    • Steven Smith as “Willy Wonka”
  • Outstanding Production of a Musical

This eligibility is for the 2017 award season, not the current award season.

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

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