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Last Season's "Seussical" at Kelsey Theatre
Earns Two Perry Awards for Excellence


9/20/11


West 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 NJACT.

Actor 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.

John Maurer and William Mercado display their Perry Awards, presented by NJACT for their work in "Seussical."

Kelsey 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.

Kelsey 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.

For more on the 2011-12 season at Kelsey Theatre, visit:

2011-12 Theatre Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Information
2011-12 Kelsey Kids Playshops

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