Awards

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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2013-2014 AriZoni Awards

Studio 3 was honored to receive 9 AriZoni awards for the 2013-2014 Season:

Overall Production Youth Musical – Seussical Jr.
Best Actress in a Major Role Youth Musical – Emily Woodward-Shaw as Gertrude in Seussical, Jr.
Best Director of a Youth Musical – Emma England & Marie South for 
Seussical, Jr.
Best Musical Direction Youth Musical – Emma England for Seussical, Jr.
Best Choreography Youth Theatre – Emma England & Marie South for Seussical, Jr.
Best Scenic Design Youth Theatre – Emma England & Mary Jo Okawa for Into the Woods, Jr.
Best Lighting Design Youth Theatre – Emma England for Seussical, Jr.
Best Properties Design Youth Theatre – Emma England for Seussical, Jr.
Best Scenic Design Youth Theatre – Emma England for Seussical, Jr.

Studio 3 was honored to receive 12 additional AriZoni nominations for the 2013-2014 Season:

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2013-2014 Awards & Nominations for Studio 3 Students

Studio 3 Performing Arts is proud of its students and they shine wherever they perform!

National Youth Arts Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical – Austin Porter as JoJo in Seussical (Chandler-Gilbert Community College)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Jr Division – Ally Chisenski as Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland  (Greasepaint Youtheatre)

National Youth Arts Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Emma Welch as Julianna Fenton in Pirates: A Love Story
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical – Dylan Pinion as Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Copperstar Repertory Company)

AriZoni Nominations

Best Actress in a Lead Role Youth Musical – Emma Welch for Hamlet (Actor’s Youth Theatre)
Best Actor in a Lead Role Non-Contracted Play – our Director of Theatre Marcus Smith for Big River (Mesa Encore Theatre)
Best Supporting Actress Youth Musical – Emma Welch for The Addams Family (Actor’s Youth Theatre)
Best Supporting Actor Youth Musical – Jonah Carlson for The Addams Family (Actor’s Youth Theatre)

2012-2013 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 8 wins and 26 additional nominations (34 total) at the 2012-2013 National Youth Theatre Awards. Every show in the 2012-2013 season was awarded this season!

Studio 3 also received 18 ariZoni nominations!