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! (Oh yeah, and #MyKelseyMoment is giving you the chance to walk away with a FREE Google Chromecast!)


READ MORE: PinnWorth Productions to Premiere “Memphis” This Fall at Kelsey


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

#MyKelseyMoment

The Kelsey Theatre is near and dear to all of our hearts, and this year, we want you share with the theater community your favorite Kelsey Theatre moment or memory!

Share your memory with us and you’ll be entered to win a brand new Google Chromecast!

CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE KELSEY MOMENT AND WIN!

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 feel 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/performers with the top 5 amount of votes in each category will officially become Kelsey Award Nominees.

For the first time ever, in the Outstanding Production of a Musical and Outstanding Production of a Play categories, the nominees will be determined by the five productions with the highest combined amount of nominees in other categories.

FINAL ROUND: August 7 – August 13, 2017
In the final round, you will rank each nominee (that you’ve seen this season) on a scale of 1 through 10. The productions/performers with the highest average in each category will be declared the winner of that category. The winners will remain a secret until the live ceremony. NOTE: Though rare, ties occur from time to time. There are no tie-breakers.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE 2017 VOTING PROCEDURE

CLICK HERE TO READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS

2017 Award Categories

Since the first set of awards were handed out in 2009, the categories of award have significantly evolved to match the times and requests of the Kelsey Theatre community. This year is no different.

NEW CATEGORIES FOR 2017:

  • Outstanding Stage Management
  • Outstanding Ensemble Performer
  • Outstanding Cast Performance
  • The Kelsey Theatre MVP Award
    • A special award given out to a cast, crew, or production team member that went above and beyond for their production.

In an effort to keep the show running seamlessly, and to keep the show running a reasonable length of time, the winners of the following categories will be announced prior to the live ceremony on August 19th:

  • Outstanding Comedic Performance
  • Outstanding Romantic Leads
  • Outstanding Vocal Performance
  • Outstanding Villanous Performance
  • Outstanding Cast Performance
  • The Kelsey Theatre MVP Award
  • Outstanding Production Company

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF 2017 KELSEY AWARDS 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 Cocktail Party!

Visit The Brand New Official Website

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

Looking forward to a fun Kelsey Awards season!

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