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“Disney’s Newsies,” the dancing spectacle of a musical, had an epic night at The 2019 Kelsey Awards, winning seven awards Saturday night including Outstanding Production of a Musical.
Maurer Productions OnStage’s “Noises Off” was crowned Outstanding Production of a Play.
- The 2019 Kelsey Awards will take place on Saturday, August 17 at 7pm inside The Kelsey Theatre.
- Kyrus Keenan Westcott and Haley Schmalbach will serve as your hosts for the evening.
- Tickets are on sale and going very fast! CLICK HERE to get your tickets before they sell out!
The Kelsey Awards have become the biggest night of the year at The Kelsey Theatre! This adventurous production features show-stopping musical numbers, all of your favorite Kelsey Theatre performers, and a feel-good vibe you can’t get anywhere else!
Tickets for this massive one-night-only event have been flying off the shelf, and the awards are on their way to selling out for the first time ever! Celebrating ten years of fun, The 2019 Kelsey Awards are a night you DO NOT want to miss!
With that said, here are 8 Reasons to Be Excited for The 2019 Kelsey Awards!
8 – The Presenters
This year’s group of presenters include some of your Kelsey Theatre favorites: Frank Ferrara, Shawn Simmons, Rob Ryan, Bridget Hughes, Dianna Westcott, Ashley DeAntonio, John Blackwell, Wayne Irons, Alan Naidoff, Emily O’Sullivan, Tim Moran, Peter Sauer, Christopher Schmalbach, Mackenna Katz, Dayley Katz, Dan Mucha, Michael Zweig, Mike DiIorio, Thomas Coppalechia, Steven Brandt, Jonathan A. Martin, Tim Rerucha, Tom Bessellieu, Nick Buonvicino, Diana Puertas, Angela Fasanella, Nicholas Kianka, Kitty Getlik, and Amy Bessellieu… with a couple surprises sprinkled in.
Speaking of surprises…
7 – The Surprises!
To say that there are a few surprises and cameos in store would be an understatement. There will definitely be some can’t-miss moments taking place on Saturday… perhaps even a celebrity sighting… who knows?! 😉
6 – The Lifetime Achievement Award
This year, we will be honoring the wonderful Michael Almstedt with The 2019 John Shanken-Kaye Lifetime Achievement Award. How could you not come and support one of the sweetest, hard-working people at The Kelsey Theatre?!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Mike’s honor.
5 – The Awards
The Kelsey Awards are all about celebrating the best of The Kelsey Theatre! Come see which nominees walk away with the biggest awards of the night!
Which musical will win Outstanding Production of a Musical? Who will walk away with Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress honors? After months of voting… the results will finally be revealed for those categories and so many more!
CLICK HERE to see the full list of nominees.
4 – The Hosts
Kyrus Keenan Westcott and Haley Schmalbach will serve as your hosts for the ceremony on Saturday. This hilarious, yet adorable, duo has a lot in store for the live audience as they guide you moment to moment.
“We are thrilled to be hosting The Kelsey Awards. The Kelsey Theatre community is very near and dear to our hearts and we are beyond proud to be a part of this incredibly special night,” said Kyrus.
“We have some crazy-fun stuff planned for everyone, and since this is the 10 year anniversary, we’re not holding back! We have some incredibly exciting, unpredictable surprises in store,” exclaimed Haley.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the hosts!
3 – The Performances
This year’s ceremony will feature special performances from all five musicals nominated for Outstanding Production of a Musical: A Christmas Story: The Musical, Fun Home, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Green Day’s American Idiot, and Disney’s Newsies.
Additionally, the show will feature special PREVIEW performances of the upcoming season! During the ceremony, keep an eye out for performances from the upcoming productions of Calendar Girls, Catch Me If You Can: The Musical, and Tartuffe.
(And don’t be surprised if there are a couple other surprise musical moments sprinkled in throughout the ceremony. We don’t wanna give anything away!)
2 – The Remembrances
This past year was a tough year for The Kelsey Theatre community, as we unfortunately lost five beautiful, talented souls. The 2019 Kelsey Awards will remember the lives of Cat Tierney, Jahmir “Hero” Scott, Steve Brown, Rita Rigby, and Anthony Didia.
1 – The Community
There are over a dozen production companies that perform at The Kelsey Theatre, and it’s only once a year that we get the ENTIRE community under one roof at one time! Come hang out with your friends, meet new friends, and support the community as a whole! We promise you that this will be a night you will never forget!
Did you get your tickets yet? What are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to get them before they sell out!
For more information, visit the official Kelsey Awards website at www.TheKelseyAwards.com.
Are you interested in being a presenter at The 2019 Kelsey Awards? We have a couple slots open for people to give out awards and introduce performances during the ceremony! If you’re interested, simply fill out the form and let us know by August 9th!
Set designer, stage manager, sound designer, actor, and Kelsey Theatre On-Call Production Assistant, Michael Almstedt, will be this year’s recipient of The John Shanken-Kaye Lifetime Achievement Award at The 2019 Kelsey Awards, set to take place Saturday, August 17th at 7pm inside The Kelsey Theatre.
Join The Kelsey Theatre community for The 2019 Kelsey Awards Block Party on Tuesday, August 13th at 7pm at The Brick House Tavern in Princeton, New Jersey! $25 will cover your food and non-alcoholic fountain drinks for the whole night!
The 2019 Kelsey Awards has announced that The Pennington Players cast of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: THE MUSICAL will give a special preview performance of their upcoming Kelsey Theatre production at The 2019 Kelsey Awards on on Saturday, August 17th at 7pm!
The 2019 Kelsey Awards has announced that the PinnWorth Productions cast of TARTUFFE will give a special preview performance of their season opening production at The 2019 Kelsey Awards on on Saturday, August 17th at 7pm!
The 2019 Kelsey Awards has announced that The Pennington Players cast of CALENDAR GIRLS will give a special preview performance of their January 2020 production at The 2019 Kelsey Awards on on Saturday, August 17th at 7pm!
The 2019 Kelsey Awards has announced that the Pierrot Productions cast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC will give a special preview performance of their season opening production at The 2019 Kelsey Awards on on Saturday, August 17th at 7pm!