Studio B still has open enrollment in our Nellie Academy for this year and we would love for all of our Studio B friends and families to join! Joining the Nellie Academy is inexpensive (just $10 per person or $30 for a family of 4+) and will give you exclusive discounts to tickets to shows for the remainder of the year and will allow you to vote on winners for the upcoming awards night. Plus, all Nellie members get $5 off their Nellie Award night ticket.
About the Nellies:
Our first Nellie Award night was held in May of 2010 as a way of recognizing the outstanding work by our cast, crew and volunteers. We had several of our cast members perform numbers from that year at the event. Since then, the popularity has grown and we have developed a way for everyone to vote and join in on the fun.
Any cast or crew member or volunteer from any show with a rehearsal period of three weeks or more are eligible for nomination in a variety of categories. Categories are broken down into three age groups, by male and female and then by title (such as Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Comedic Actress, etc). Fun awards are also given (such as Best Facial Hair or Best Attitude). Once the show closes, the director fills out a ballot to nominate cast members. When the last show of the year ends, ballots are sent to Nellie Academy members to vote for winners, which are kept secret and revealed during our Nellie Awards night
In addition to revealing the awards, cast members from during the year will be asked to return to present awards or to perform musical numbers as a group. We also have a silent auction to bid on props and other items from throughout the year. This gives everyone a great way to have fun and participate.
Last year, we had almost 150 members of our Nellie Academy and we would love to top that this year. We want as many voters as we can get to make the voting more diverse! The cut off to join for this year is March 1, 2013. Memberships are just $10 a person or $30 for a family of 4 or more living in the same household. Don’t forget, with that membership, you also get discount tickets for the remaining shows of the year and $5 off your ticket to the Nellie Award night.. Anyone can join and you do not have to be a Nellie member to attend the award night.
This year the shows that are eligible for the Nellies include shows between June 2012-March 2013
• Babe, the Sheep Pig
• Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
• Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will
• The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
• Dear Edwina
• Any Number Can Die
The time table for this year’s Nellie awards:
• March 1: Deadline to join the Nellie Academy
• March 8: Last show for this ballot closes
• March 11: Those nominated for awards will be notified via email. Tickets for the award night go on sale until sold out. Tickets to the awards night will be $15 per person and $10 for those who are asked to perform or present. Nellie members may take $5 off that price.
• March 15: Voting begins
• March 22: Voting ends
• April 7: Rehearsal for all cast members participating in musical numbers, 2 p.m.
• THURSDAY, April 25: Rehearsal for those presenting and performing, 6:30 p.m.
• FRIDAY, April 26: Nellie Award Night, 7:30 p.m.