The Elly Awards, sponsored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA), will be held on Sunday, September 20 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre.
Two nominations for this year’s awards go to local community theater, Imagination Theater in Placerville. Terri Thomas was nominated for Costume Design for her work in The Wizard of Oz. When learning of her nomination, she said, “I am really honored to have been nominated. Thank you to all the ladies that helped me with costumes. The nomination is yours as well.” Terri has worked on several shows including Lil’ Abner and the film portion of the multi-media production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (scheduled for spring 2010). Currently, she is busy with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast which opens December 4. Another Imagination Theater volunteer, Dave Patrick, was also honored with a nomination for his lighting in The Wizard of Oz. In addition, he has designed lighting for Greater Tuna, Imagination Theater’s current production that runs through October 4.
The Elly Awards are named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, who was a devoted patron of the local arts. This year marks the 27th anniversary and will feature musical selections performed by Elly-nominated theaters. The Elly Awards honors the best and brightest in local and regional community theatre. Local actors, designers and directors will announce the names of over 80 winners. Tickets are on sale now. General admission is $25; SARTA members and groups of 10 or more are $20; Nominees are $8. Call the office for additional information at (916) 443-8229 or visit the web site at www.sarta.com to purchase tickets online.