2014-2015 Theatre Awards

Limelight was founded in 2015, before that, Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy, under the direction of Emma England, produced its own shows. Studio 3 now sponsors the non-profit Limelight Youth Theater.

We are pleased to announce that Studio 3 and its students were recipients of 14 National Youth Arts Awards this season, with 33 additional nominations! Way to go Studio 3! We are all so proud of you! We were also excited to find out we received 22 AriZoni Nominations for youth theatre, with 1 AriZoni Award given!

2014-2015 National Youth Arts Awards

Studio 3 was honored to receive 14 National Youth Arts Awards for the 2014-2015 season:

Outstanding Production (Junior Division): Seussical Jr.
Artist of the Year: Jacqueline Brecker (MET’s Carousel, Hale’s Footloose, Studio 3’s Grease, Hamilton’s Legally Blonde, Hale’s The Sound of Music)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Connor Brigola as Gomez in The Addams Family
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical: Jessica Sinodis as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family
Outstanding Lead Actress (Junior Division): Lina Cappellano as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family
Outstanding Lead Actress (Junior Division): Anna Iverson as Cat in the Hat in Seussical Jr.
Outstanding Lead Actress (Junior Division): Madison Peer as Alice in Alice in Wonderland
Outstanding Lead Actress (Junior Division): Jessica Wastchak as Belle in Beauty and the Beast
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical: Sam Ellefson as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast
Outstanding Supporting Actress (Junior Division): Skylar Hudson as Cat in HONK!
Outstanding Supporting Actress (Junior Division): Victoria Vredevoogd as Betty Rizzo in Grease
Outstanding Supporting Actress (Junior Division): Emily Woodward-Shaw as Gertrude in Seussical Jr.
Outstanding Ensemble: The Addams Family
Outstanding Ensemble (Junior Division): Seussical Jr.
Outstanding Choreography: Emma England and Marie South for Seussical Jr.

Studio 3 was honored to receive 33 additional National Youth Arts Award nominations for the 2014-2015 season:

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2014-2015 AriZoni Awards

Studio 3 was honored to win an AriZoni award for the 2014-2015 Season:

Properties Design – Youth Theatre – Stephanie Wright & Amy Vance (Grease)

Studio 3 was honored to receive 21 additional AriZoni nominations for the 2014-2015 Season:

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2013-2014 Theatre Awards

Limelight was founded in 2015, before that, Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy, under the direction of Emma England, produced its own shows. Studio 3 now sponsors the non-profit Limelight Youth Theater.

Studio 3 received 7 NYA awards and 34 additional nominations! Every show this season received a nomination! We also had 2 wins and 2 nominations for Studio 3 students in other NYA-adjudicated productions.

We were also honored to receive 21 AriZoni nominations! Winners are announced at the ceremony in September. On top of our in-house nominations, several Studio 3 students also received nominations for their performances in Valley shows!

2013-2014 National Youth Arts Awards

Studio 3 was honored to receive 7 National Youth Arts Awards:

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Jessica Sinodis as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Jessica Webb as Cinderella in Into the Woods, Jr.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical – Elliott Morris as Genie in Aladdin, Jr.
Outstanding Ensemble – Aladdin, Jr.
Outstanding Ensemble – Legally Blonde
Outstanding Choreography – Emma England for Aladdin, Jr.
Outstanding Choreography – Emma England for Legally Blonde

Studio 3 was honored to receive 34 additional National Youth Arts nominations:

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