Awards

Inaugural winner Best Theater Group, KCRA "A" List, 2007, and listed every year thereafter in the top 5.

Distinguished Service Award
for bringing Arts & Culture to El Dorado County - El Dorado Forum

"Best Local Theater Company"
2005 "Best of Sacramento" edition - Sacramento News and Review

"Best After School Activity"
Telegraph Papers

Elly Awards

Each year, the Sacramento Area Region Theater Alliance (SARTA) hosts the Elly Awards for excellence in theater performance. The Ellys are named after Eleanor McClatchy, the late president of McClatchy newspapers which publishes the Sacramento Bee. McClatchy, who died in 1980, was dedicated to supporting the performing arts in the Sacramento region and was a committed theatre patron.

There are 282 nominations in the categories of: drama, comedy, musicals, education, young people's theater, and originals. Community, college, and high school theaters are eligible for the awards. Volunteer judges, who are dedicated theater lovers, use a standardized point scale to evaluate an array of production elements delineated on the judging form. Judges commit to see every show in their assigned category typically attending up to 50 shows in a year.

* denotes Elly recipient.

2010-2011

OVERALL PRODUCTION
A Christmas Carol*
Anything Goes
Crazy For You
Hairspray

DIRECTION
Debbie Wilson, A Christmas Carol*
Debbie Wilson, Anything Goes
Debbie Wilson, Crazy For You
Debbie Wilson, Hairspray

CHOREOGRAPHY
Debbie Wilson, A Christmas Carol
Debbie Wilson, Anything Goes
Debbie Wilson, Crazy For You*
Debbie Wilson, Hairspray

MUSIC DIRECTION
Jennifer Martin, A Christmas Carol

COSTUME DESIGN
Christine Martorana, A Christmas Carol*
Christine Martorana, Anything Goes
Christine Martorana, Crazy For You
Christine Martorana, Hairspray

LIGHTING DESIGN
Myke Kunkel, A Christmas Carol*
Pamela Gray, Anything Goes
Stephen Jones, Crazy For You
Matthew Timoszyk, Hairspray

SET DESIGN
Jordan Maxey, A Christmas Carol*
Miles Ostermann, Anything Goes
Stephanie Hudson, Cinderella

LEADING ACTOR (ADULT)
Matt Provencal, A Christmas Carol

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Alex Levy, A Christmas Carol
Christopher Meissner, Anything Goes
Christopher Meissner, Crazy For You

LEADING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Katherine Sorgea, Anything Goes
Katherine Sorgea, Crazy For You

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Helen Regula, Hairspray*
Caroline Mixon, Cinderella

SUPPORTING ACTOR (ADULT)
Matt Surges, A Christmas Carol
Terry Hicks, A Christmas Carol

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Andrew Wilson, Anything Goes
Stefan Sorgea, Anything Goes
Braiden Wells, Hairspray*

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Kaileen Teter, A Christmas Carol
Clara Regula, Anything Goes
Krista Mackin, Anything Goes*
Heather Clark, Hairspray
Krista Mackin, Hairspray

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Anjie Rose Wilson, A Christmas Carol
Carly Speno, A Christmas Carol
Julia Adams, A Christmas Carol
Lencia Kebede, Hairpsray


2009-2010


The Cast of Les Miserables accepts the award for Best Overall Production at the 2009-2010 Elly Award Ceremony
at the Crest Theatre.

OVERALL PRODUCTION
Cats
Les Miserables *
The Wizard of Oz

DIRECTION
Debbie Wilson, Cats
Debbie Wilson, Grease
Debbie Wilson, Les Miserables
Debbie Wilson, The Wizard of OZ *

CHOREOGRAPHY
Debbie Wilson, Cats
Debbie Wilson, Grease
Debbie Wilson, Les Miserables
Debbie Wilson, The Wizard of OZ *

MUSIC DIRECTION
Jennifer Martin, Cats
Jennifer Martin, Les Miserables *
Jennifer Martin, The Wizard of OZ

COSTUME DESIGN
Christine Martorana, Cats *
Christine Martorana, The Wizard of OZ

LIGHTING DESIGN
Louis Hudson, Cats *
Louis Hudson, Les Miserables
Louis Hudson, The Wizard of OZ

SET DESIGN
Louis Hudson, Dennis Smith, and Charles Davidson, Les Miserables *
Stephanie Hudson, The Wizard of OZ

LEADING ACTOR (ADULT)
Matt Provencal, Les Miserables *
Spencer Borup, Grease
Terry Hicks, The Wizard of OZ

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Andrew Wilson, The Wizard of OZ
Brian Farmer, The Wizard of OZ
Stephen Sorgea, The Wizard of OZ

LEADING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Heather Clark, Cats
Heather Clark, Les Miserables
Katherine Sorgea, Les Miserables
Katherine Sorgea, The Wizard of OzZ
Savannah Argyle, Les Miserables

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Krista Mackin, The Wizard of OZ

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Andrew Wilson, Cats
Braden Wells, Grease
Christopher Meissner, Grease
Christopher Meissner, Les Miserables *
Jacob Goodyear, Les Miserables

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Heather Clark, Grease
Katherine Sorgea, Holiday Reunion
Lauryn Caruso, Les Miserables *

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Jordan Sharp, The Wizard of OZ
Maddie Frey, The Wizard of OZ

2008-2009
OVERALL PRODUCTION
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
*
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Willy Wonka Jr.

DIRECTION
Debbie Wilson, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Debbie Wilson, Thoroughly Modern Millie

CHOREOGRAPHY
Debbie Wilson, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Debbie Wilson, Thoroughly Modern Millie

MUSIC DIRECTION
Fred Meggs, Willy Wonka Jr.

COSTUME DESIGN
Christine Martorana, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
*
Christine Martorana, Thoroughly Modern Millie

LIGHTING DESIGN
Louis Hudson, Disney's High School Musical 2
Louis Hudson, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
*
Louis Hudson, Thoroughly Modern Millie

SET DESIGN
Thoroughly Modern Mille
Stephanie Hudson, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Stephanie Hudson and JSR Design, Disney's High School Musical 2

LEADING ACTOR (ADULT)
Bryan Bertotti, Disney's High School Musical 2
Matt Provencal, Annie

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Christopher Meissner, Annie
Christopher Meissner, Disney's High School Musical 2
Christopher Meissner, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

LEADING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Lauryn Caruso, Thoroughly Modern Millie

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Carly Speno, Annie
Devin Holliman, Disney's High School Musical 2
Julia Adams, Disney's Mulan Jr.*
Krista Mackin, Disney's High School Musical 2

SUPPORTING ACTOR (ADULT)
Matt Provencal, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Spencer Borup, Thoroughly Modern Millie

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Sean Rumery, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Terry Hicks, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Hillary Wells, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Katherine Sorgea, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Heather Clark, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joanna Rehwald, Disney's Mulan Jr.*

2007-2008

The Cast of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers accepts the award for Best Overall Production at the
2007-2008 Elly Award Ceremony, September 28, 2008 at the Crest Theatre.

OVERALL PRODUCTION
El Dorado Musical Theatre, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
El Dorado Musical Theatre, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers *

DIRECTION
Debbie Wilson, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Debbie Wilson, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers *

CHOREOGRAPHY
Debbie Wilson, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Debbie Wilson, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Pepper Von, The Wiz

MUSIC DIRECTION
Jennifer Martin, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Jennifer Martin, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers *

COSTUME DESIGN
Christine Martorana, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Christine Martorana, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

LIGHTING DESIGN
Louis Hudson, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Louis Hudson, The Wiz
Thomas Garcia, Annie Get Your Gun

SET DESIGN
Mark Klopfentein, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

LEADING ACTOR (ADULT)
Kenny Gagni, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Tyler Milliron, Annie Get Your Gun *

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Chris Meissner, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Eric Presnall, Disney's High School Musical
Spencer Borup, Disney's Aladdin Jr. *
Thomas Stone, Disney's Aladdin Jr.

LEADING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Brittany McKenzie, Disney's High School Musical
Jordan Gomez, Disney's High School Musical

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Lauryn Caruso, Disney's Aladdin Jr. *
Lauryn Caruso, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Savannah Argyle, Disney's Aladdin Jr.

SUPPORTING ACTOR (ADULT)
Kyle Welling, Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Tyler Milliron, Disney's High School Musical

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Bryan Siruno, Disney's Aladdin Jr.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Debbie Wilson, Disney's High School Musical

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Savannah Argyle, Disney's High School Musical


2006-2007

Artistic Director Debbie Wilson speaks as Executive Producer Jeanette Caruso and Elly Award
attendees look on after winning "Best Overall Production" for 42nd Street

OVERALL PRODUCTION
42nd Street *
Peter Pan
Disney's High School Musical

DIRECTION
Debbie Wilson, 42nd Street
Connie Mockenhaupt-Jimena, Peter Pan *
Debbie Wilson, Disney's High School Musical

CHOREOGRAPHY
Debbie Wilson, 42nd Street
Debbie Wilson, Peter Pan
Debbie Wilson, Disney's High School Musical

MUSIC DIRECTION
Martin Beal, 42nd Street
Connie Mockenhaupt-Jimena, Wonderland: Alice's Musical Misadventures
Lynne Cimorelli and Fred Meggs, Peter Pan
Lynne Cimorelli, Disney's High School Musical

COSTUME DESIGN
Christine Martorana, 42nd Street
Tina Wojcik, Wonderland: Alice's Musical Misadventures
Christine Martorana, Peter Pan

LIGHTING DESIGN
Mike Jimena and Phil Kan, 42nd Street
Thomas Garcia, Peter Pan
Thomas Garcia, Disney's High School Musical

SET DESIGN
Young People’s Musical ZFX Flying Effects Co., Peter Pan *
Thomas Garcia and Debbie Wilson, Disney's High School Musical

LEADING ACTOR (ADULT)
Tristan Rumery, Peter Pan
Tyler Milliron, Peter Pan *
Eric Presnall, Disney's High School Musical

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Tyler Milliron, 42nd Street *
Andrew Wilson, SpyQuest: An Agent 006 1/2 Adventure

LEADING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Brittany McKenzie, Disney's High School Musical
Jordan Gomez, Disney's High School Musical

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Brittany McKenzie, 42nd Street
Lauryn Caruso, 42nd Street *
Carly Abney, Peter Pan
Hannah Mae Sturges, Peter Pan

SUPPORTING ACTOR (ADULT)
Tristan Rumery, Disney's High School Musical *
Tyler Milliron, Disney's High School Musical

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Matt Provencal, 42nd Street
Ryan Blanning, 42nd Street
Spencer Borup, 42nd Street *
Christopher Meissner, Peter Pan
Spencer Borup, Disney's High School Musical

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Debbie Wilson, Disney's High School Musical *

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Katherine Cimorelli, 42nd Street*
Julia Adams, Wonderland: Alice's Musical Misadventures
Kaitlyn Tinsley, Peter Pan
Savannah Argyle, Disney's High School Musical

ORIGINAL SCRIPT: ORIGINAL WORKS
Richard Wilson, SpyQuest: An Agent 006 1/2 Adventure

DIRECTION - MUSICALS
Debbie Wilson, West Side Story

CHOREOGRAPHY - MUSICALS
Debbie Wilson, West Side Story

COSTUME DESIGN - MUSICALS
Christine Martorana, West Side Story

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD) - MUSICALS
Lauryn Caruso, West Side Story

2005-2006

Artistic Director Debbie Wilson, Director Connie Mockenhaupt-Jimena, and Executive
Producer Jeanette Caruso share the podium as EDMT receives Overall Production: Young
People's Musicals Awards for both the production of Barnum and Seussical the Musical.

OVERALL PRODUCTION
El Dorado Musical Theatre, Barnum *
El Dorado Musical Theatre, Beauty and the Beast
El Dorado Musical Theatre, Seussical, the Musical *

DIRECTION
John Healy Jr., Barnum
Connie Mockenhaupt-Jimena, Beauty and the Beast *
Connie Mockenhaupt-Jimena, Seussical, the Musical

CHOREOGRAPHY
Debbie Wilson, Barnum
Debbie Wilson, Seussical, the Musical

MUSIC DIRECTION
Lynne Cimorelli, Beauty and the Beast, El Dorado Musical Theatre
Lynne Cimorelli, Seussical, the Musical, El Dorado Musical Theatre

COSTUME DESIGN
Dee Dee Healy and Terry Petlowany, Barnum
Christine Martorana, Seussical, the Musical

LIGHTING DESIGN
Phil Kan, Barnum
Mike Jimena and Phil Kan, Beauty and the Beast
Mike Jimena, Seussical, the Musical

SET DESIGN
Mike Jimena, Barnum,
Mike Jimena, Seussical, the Musical

LEADING ACTOR (ADULT)
Kyle Welling, Beauty and the Beast
Tristan Rumery, Beauty and the Beast

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Tyler Milliron, Barnum
Tyler Milliron, Beauty and the Beast
Brian Farmer, Seussical, the Musical
Bryan Siruno, Seussical, the Musical

LEADING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Jordan Gomez, Beauty and the Beast
Lauryn Caruso, Beauty and the Beast
Katherine Cimorelli, Seussical, the Musical

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Andrew Wilson, Barnum
Nicholas Galloway, Barnum
Andrew Wilson, Beauty and the Beast
Paul Jordan, Beauty and the Beast

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Madelyn Frey, Seussical, the Musical

LEADING ACTOR - MUSICALS
Tyler Milliron, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


2004-2005

OVERALL PRODUCTION
School House Rock Live! Jr.
Hello, Dolly!
The Wizard of OZ
Anything Goes

DIRECTION
Becky Reilly, Hello, Dolly!
Becky Reilly, The Wizard of OZ

CHOREOGRAPHY
Debbie Wilson, Hello, Dolly!
Debbie Wilson, The Wizard of OZ
Debbie Wilson, Anything Goes

MUSIC DIRECTION
Lynne Cimorelli, School House Rock Live! Jr.
Tim Dickenson, Hello, Dolly!

COSTUME DESIGN
Becky Reilly and Sarah Reilly, Hello, Dolly!

LIGHTING DESIGN
Ron Dumonchelle, School House Rock Live! Jr.
Mike Jimena, The Wizard of OZ

SET DESIGN
Charles Davidson, Hello, Dolly!
Mike Jimena, Anything Goes

LEADING ACTOR (ADULT)
Scott Rivers, Hello, Dolly!
Scott Rivers, The Wizard of OZ
Scott Rivers, Anything Goes

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Brian Farmer, School House Rock Live! Jr.
Dan Neethling, Hello, Dolly!
Tyler Milliron, The Wizard of OZ *

LEADING ACTRESS (ADULT)
Sarah Reilly, Hello Dolly *

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Carly Abney, School House Rock Live! Jr. *

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Corey Long, Hello, Dolly!
Tyler Milliron, Anything Goes *

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Lauryn Caruso, Hello, Dolly!
Casey Wilkerson, Hello, Dolly!
Christina Cimorelli, The Wizard of OZ *

2003-2004

OVERALL PRODUCTION
Starmites

DIRECTION
Becky Reilly, Starmites

COSTUME DESIGN
Christine Martorana, Starmites

LIGHTING DESIGN
Debbie Wilson, Phil Kan & James Shield, Starmites*

SET DESIGN
Becky Reilly, Starmites

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Spencer Borup, Starmites

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Lauryn Caruso, Starmites *
Carly Abney, Annie
Lauryn Caruso, Annie

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Brit Abney, Starmites
Brit Abney, Annie

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Brooke Mercer, Starmites

2002-2003

OVERALL PRODUCTION
Bye Bye Birdie
Guys and Dolls Junior
Li'l Abner
Cinderella

DIRECTION
Debbie Wilson and Becky Reilly, Bye Bye Birdie
Barbara Gallotto, Guys and Dolls Junior
Debbie Wilson, Li'l Abner
Becky Reilly, Cinderella

COSTUME DESIGN
Cyd Meitler, Bye Bye Birdie
Cyd Meitler, Guys and Dolls Junior

LIGHTING DESIGN
Alicia McNeil & Phil Kan, Bye Bye Birdie

SET DESIGN
Debbie Wilson, Li'l Abner

LEADING ACTOR (CHILD)
Scott Rivers, Bye Bye Birdie
Spencer Borup, Guys and Dolls Junior

LEADING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Sarah Reilly, Bye Bye Birdie
Sarah Reilly, Li'l Abner
Brittany McKenzie, Cinderella

SUPPORTING ACTOR (CHILD)
Brian Farmer, Guys and Dolls Junior
Brit Abney, Li'l Abner
Spencer Borup, Cinderella
Carly Abney, Cinderella

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (CHILD)
Carly Abney, Li'l Abner *

   

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