Kelsey Awards Spotlight: Tara Keelen

Once a year, The Kelsey Awards celebrate all things Kelsey Theatre. Honoring excellent singing, astounding performances, beautiful set design, and powerful story lines, The Kelsey Awards highlight the magic of live theater.

So send your regards to Kelsey Theatre by learning all about the incredible talent that are nominated for The 2017 Kelsey Awards before the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm.

Today, we get to learn more about Tara Keelen.

EXTRA EXTRA – The 2017 Kelsey Awards – Complete List of Nominees


Tara made her Kelsey Theatre debut this past October as Nina in The Pennington Player’s production of “In The Heights”. While “ITH” was her official Kelsey Theatre debut, she is no stranger to the stage as she (technically) made her debut performing “Breathe” from the show during The 2016 Kelsey Awards last year.

This young, up-and-coming performer is one of the most talented people in the New Jersey area and will, without a doubt, continue to lead shows for the near future as she gains even more theatrical experience.

How do you like working at The Kelsey Theatre?

TARA: I love it!

What is your favorite Kelsey Theatre memory?

TARA: When the lights didn’t blackout during the song “Blackout” in “In The Heights” and the whole cast just stood there for an extra minute while Phil and I continued to kiss.


What is your dream show that you’d like to work on?

TARA: “West Side Story”!

Are you excited for The Kelsey Awards on Saturday, August 19th?!

TARA: Yes!!

A special message to all of the people who voted for you and made you a nominee…

TARA: Thank you all for voting for me and making it possible for me to return once again to the Kelsey stage, I loved every minute on the stage and I am glad I could share that moment with you enough for you to nominate me for a Kelsey Award, I am very thankful.

Be sure to buy your tickets for the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm and find out who will walk away with a 2017 Kelsey Award!

For tickets and to learn more about the show and nominees, visit The Kelsey Awards Official Website!



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