Elly nominations include CATS, Sierra Stages, LeGacy Productions and Qwest Theaterworks

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.

Sierra Stages received nominations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Music Man (including 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.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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