"Seussical" at Kelsey Theatre
Earns Two Perry Awards for Excellence
Windsor, N.J. - - The magical family musical, "Seussical,"
presented by The Pennington Players at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
in September/October 2010, was the winner of two awards at
the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) Perry
Awards ceremony, held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Somerset
on Sept. 18.
Awardees at this annual ceremony are chosen from the many
community productions presented around the state during the
previous theater season. Selections are based on reviews by
representatives from NJACT, who view close to 500 plays during
the season. More than 150 theater companies are members of
William Mercado, of Hightstown, who played General Gengis
Kahn Schmidt in "Seussical," won for Best Featured
Actor in a Musical. The show also won for props, which were
created by Elizabeth Blazejewski of Trenton, Beverly KuoHamilton
of Princeton and John Maurer of Ewing.
Maurer and William Mercado display their Perry Awards, presented
by NJACT for their work in "Seussical."
Theatre was nominated for a total of ten awards for its shows from
2010-11, including a second nomination for Mercado in the Best Lead
Actor in a Musical category for his role in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
The last time a Kelsey show won at the Perrys was four awards for
Maurer Productions' "Driving Miss Daisy" in 2008.
Artistic Director M. Kitty Getlik congratulates the cast and crew
of "Seussical" and all the nominees. "We are very
lucky to have such talented community groups as our partners. The
creativity and levels of devotion to their craft is phenomenal,"
Getlik said. The Pennington Players take their next turn on the
Kelsey stage with the cult musical "Urinetown" Nov. 4-13.
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