From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Sierra Stages, LeGacy Productions, Synthetic Unlimited and Qwest Theaterworks were all nominees for 2013 Elly awards — a continuing sign of prospering community theater in the Sierra Foothills.
CATS’ Journey to the West tied for the lead in receiving the most nominations for adult programs, with 11. One of the nominations was for best overall production.
LeGacy Productions received nominations for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (including best overall production).
Quest received nominations for Sealed for Freshness and Alice in Wonderland (including best overall production).
Synthetic Unlimited received nominations for Antony and Cleopatra, Kingdom of Earth, and Speed the Plow.
Elly Award nominations include Lead and Supporting Actor and Actress, Director, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Set Design, Overall Production plus Musical Direction and Choreography, if applicable.
The nominations are announced for productions in the following categories: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Original Works, Education- Musicals, Education- Plays, Young People’s-Musicals and Young People’s- Plays.
The complete list of nominees announced Sunday night is 2013 Media list Elly nominations.
Named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrate excellence and the outstanding achievements of community theaters and artists in the greater Sacramento area. Created 31 years ago by local community actors, the Elly Awards have grown from a local Sacramento tradition to now include theatres within a 70-miles radius.
The Adult Elly Award ceremony will be on Sunday, September 22.