National Youth Arts Awards
(2019-2020)

Awards

Artist of the Year: Kylie Burge (Anna in EVCT’s Frozen Jr., Toffee in Zombie Prom and Katherine Blake in Freaky Friday @ Perry High School)

Lead Performance in a Play: Kassandra Diaz as Alejandra in Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Lead Performance (Junior Division): Ashley Gebhard as RJ in Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Supporting Performance (Junior Division): Marco Velasquez as Olaf in Frozen Jr.

Sound Design: Karen Rolston for Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

 

Nominations

Lead Performance in a Play:  Tré Moore as Kristoff in Frozen Jr.

Lead Performance (Junior Division): Moranda Smith as Virginia in Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Supporting Performance in a Play: Logan Aryes as Gamma in Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Supporting Performance in a Play: Grace Kuhn as Alpha in Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Supporting Performance in a Play: Rylee Scott as Wolf in Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Supporting Performance (Junior Division): Marco Velasquez as Nugget in Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Featured Performance (Junior Division): Morgan Anderson as Middle Elisa in Frozen Jr.

Ensemble: Frozen Jr.

Ensemble: Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Costume Design: Barbara Jakucki for Frozen Jr.

Costume Design: Barbara Jakucki for Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Set Design: Dori Brown for Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Hair/Makeup Design: Cori L. Johnson for Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

Direction: Karen Rolston for Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

New Works: Laura Winters for Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada

ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence
(2019-2020)

Nominations and Winners

Rising Star for his role as Olaf in Frozen Jr

               Marco Velasquez

Props Design, Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

               Karen Rolston

Original Script, Space Mission #5379, Saving Rachel Nevada

               Laura Winters *Winner

Lead Actress in a Play, Space Mission #5379, Saving Rachel Nevada

               Annika Barduson *Winner

               Kassandra Diaz *Winner

               Ashley Gebhard

               Riley Burger

Lead Actor in a Play

               Mitchell Henriksen *Winner

Supporting Actress in a Play

               Isabela Herckes *Winner

               Rylee Burger

               Grace Kuhn

               Logan Ayres

Supporting Actor in a Play

               Marco Velasquez

               Carter Hurlburt

               Aidan Perkins

Makeup and Hair Design

                Cori Johnson

Sound Design

               Karen Rolston

Director of a Play

               Karen Rolston

Artistic Specialization

               Randy Skabelund

Original Music

               Jake Olson

Overall Production of a Youth Play

               Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel Nevada  *Winner

Congratulations to all the great performers and designers we hadat East Valley Children’s Theatre in 2019-2020 season.  You were all amazing!

A special congratulations to the award winners and nominees for the 15th Annual National Youth Arts Awards (EVCT earned 5 awards and 15 nominations!) and ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence, we are all very proud you were a part of our tremendous season.

EVCT Annual Awards

East Valley Children’s Theatre is proud to be a part of the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence, an organization that promotes excellence in theatre in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

EVCT also is recognized by the National Youth Theatre every year for outstanding achievement in children’s theatre.

2019-2020 Season