Everything You Need to Know About The 2017 Kelsey Awards!

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The 2017 Kelsey Awards season is upon us! Here is everything that you need to know about this year’s BIG award season!


READ MORE: 7 Things to Know About 2017 Kelsey Awards Voting


The Live Ceremony

This year’s big live ceremony will take place Saturday, August 19th at 7pm inside The Kelsey Theatre.

In addition to revealing the winners of each Kelsey Awards category, the show will also feature performances from all five Outstanding Musical nominees, other nominated performers and productions, special comedic sketches, and special surprise cameos and collaborations.

The PinnWorth Productions 2017 cast of the upcoming production of “Memphis”, along with The Pennington Players 2017 cast of the upcoming production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” will be performing during the ceremony as well.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIVE CEREMONY

2017 Voting

One of the best parts about The Kelsey Awards is that you get to choose who’s nominated and who wins each category! The 2017 procedure for this year’s award season has changed from years past:

FIRST ROUND: July 3 – July 9, 2017

In the first round, out of all of the eligible productions and performers from the 2016-2017 Kelsey Theatre season, YOU will choose who you think should be nominated.

In each category, you will select up to three productions/performers that you believe should be nominated in that category. When the round is complete, the productions/individuals with the top 5 amount of votes in each category will officially become Kelsey Award Nominees.

In the Outstanding Production of a Musical and Outstanding Production of a Play categories, the nominees will be determined by the five productions (in each category) with the highest amount of TOTAL nominations.

You can only vote once per computer/mobile device.

FINAL ROUND: August 7 – August 13, 2017

In the second and final round, you will select up to two nominees that you feel should WIN in each category. The nominee with the highest amount of votes will be determined the winner in each individual category.

You can only vote once per computer/mobile device.

The winners of each category will be announced at The 2017 Kelsey Awards Live Ceremony on August 19th at 7pm.


CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE 2017 VOTING PROCEDURE

CLICK HERE TO READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS


2017 Award Categories

Since 2009, The Kelsey Awards have evolved. In particular, the award categories have especially changed with the times … 2017 is no different.

Mainstay categories such as Outstanding Production and individual performance categories will remain, while popular special categories such as Outstanding Comedic Performance, Vocalist, and Young Performer will also be returning this season.

New categories making their debut this season include:

  • Outstanding Stage Management
  • Outstanding Ensemble Performer
  • Outstanding Cast Performance
  • Kelsey Theatre MVP

Click here for a full list of the 2017 award categories.

2017 Eligibility List

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of every production, creative team, and performer from the 2016-2017 Kelsey Theatre season that is eligible for The 2017 Kelsey Awards so far. This list is updated as the season progresses.

The 2017 John Shanken-Kaye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

This season, The Kelsey Theatre community has lost two incredibly gracious and talented people: Walter W. Smyth and Dottie Farina.

To honor them, both of these individuals will be honored with a 2017 John Shanken-Kaye Lifetime Achievement Award.

More information about these presentations will be announced soon.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Kelsey Awards Week 2017

The week leading up to The Kelsey Awards will once again be full of fun activities and social engagements! Stay tuned for more details about the special events that will be taking place, including information about the brand new Kelsey Awards BBQ!

Visit The Brand New Official Website

For more information about The 2017 Kelsey Awards, visit the brand new, redesigned official website at www.KelseyAwards.com.

Looking forward to a fun Kelsey Awards season!

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