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


In addition to revealing the awards, cast members from during the year will be asked to return to present awards or to perform musical numbers as a group. We also have a silent auction to bid on props and other items from throughout the year. This gives everyone a great way to have fun and participate.

Joining the Nellie Academy is inexpensive (just $15 per person or $40 for a family of 4 –$5 for each additional person) 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.


We hope you all consider joining the Nellie Academy for this year.