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
(2021-2022)

Nominations

Youth Play – Lead Actor
Ian Pelczarski as Robin Hood in Marion and the Merry Men

 Youth Play – Lead Actor
Marco Velasquez as Prince Phillip in The Clumsy Princess

Youth Play – Lead Actress
Grace Kuhn as Marion in Marion and the Merry Men

Youth Play – Lead Actress
Patricia Dawson as Alana Dale in Marion and the Merry Men

Youth Play – Lead Actress
Ava Wright as Tilly in The Clumsy Princess

Youth Play – Supporting Actor
Brody Willette-Zebell as Will Scarlett in Marion and the Merry Men

Youth Play – Supporting Actor
Logan Nelson as Humphrey in Marion and the Merry Men

Youth Play – Supporting Actor
Carter Hurlburt as Little John in Marion and the Merry Men

Youth Play – Supporting Actress
Ashley Gebhard as the Witch in The Clumsy Princess

Youth Play – Supporting Actress
Florence Horn as Sister Agnes in Marion and the Merry Men

Director Youth Play
Karen Rolston, Marion and the Merry Men

Choreography
Lauren Kobza, Marion and the Merry Men

Fight Choreography
Aaron Blanco, Marion and the Merry Men

Lighting Design
Zane Petiford, Marion and the Merry Men

Sound Design
Karen Rolston, Marion and the Merry Men

Original Music
Joel Esher, The Clumsy Princess
Ben Leibert, The Prince and the Pauper

Original Script
Lynn Johnson, Marion and the Merry Men
Mark Leibert, The Prince and the Pauper
S. Puller, The Clumsy Princess

Artistic Specialization
Ken Wilson, Net Drop – Marion and the Merry Men
Karen Rolston, Arrow in Target – Marion and the Merry Men

Overall Production of a Youth Play
Marion and the Merry Men

Congratulations to all the great performers and designers we had at East Valley Children’s Theatre in 2021-2022 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.

2021-2022 Season

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