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. Fun awards are also given. 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
Joining the Nellie Academy is inexpensive (just $20 per person or $40 for a family of up to 4 members living in the same home) and will give you exclusive advance purchase to tickets to shows for the remainder of the year and will allow you to vote on winners for the upcoming awards night AND you get to vote for the winners for next year’s event.
Nellie Member Benefits
- Presale Tickets to every performance -- Buy show tickets before they go on sale to the public
- Vote for your favorite cast, crew, and volunteer members at our annual Nellie Awards Ceremony
- Quarterly drawings -- Prizes awarded to Nellie Members