Awards

2012-2013 National Youth Arts Awards

Studio 3 received 8 National Youth Arts Awards for the 2012-2013 season:

Outstanding Overall Production for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Outstanding Ensemble for Thoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Costume Design by Emma England and Kari Hansen for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Outstanding Choreography for Emma England for “body of work” (all shows done by S3 this season)

  • Includes Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Shop of Horrors, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.

Jr Artist of the Year Samuel Ellefson
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical – Jessica Webb as Sally in YAGM Charlie Brown
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Jr Division – Kaleigh Feuerstein as Lucy in YAGM Charlie Brown
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Jr Division – Tatum Weight as Scuttle in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.

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2012-2013 AriZoni Awards

Studio 3 was honored to receive 18 AriZoni Award nominations for the 2012-2013 Season:

Overall Youth Musical – Little Shop of Horrors
Overall Youth Musical – Thoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Choreography of a Youth Musical – Emma England for Thoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Choreography of a Youth Musical – Emma England for Little Shop of Horrors
Outstanding Choreography of a Youth Musical – Emma England for The Little Mermaid
Outstanding Director of a Youth Musical – Emma England for Little Shop of Horrors
Outstanding Director of a Youth Musical – Emma England for Thoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Music Direction of a Youth Musical – Emma England & Mandie Smithmier for Thoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Actor in a Major Role in a Youth Musical – Harry Standring as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors
Outstanding Actress in a Major Role in a Youth Musical – Jessica Webb as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Youth Musical – Jonah Carlson as Schroeder in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Outstanding Costume Design of a Youth Musical – Emma England for Thoroughly Modern Millie
Outstanding Costume Design – Emma England & Kari Hansen for The Little Mermaid, Jr.

2011-2012 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.

This was our theatre’s first eligible award season for both the National Youth Arts and AriZoni Awards. Studio 3 received 4 wins and 15 nominations at the 2011-2012 National Youth Theatre Awards. Studio 3 was also nominated for 4 ariZoni awards.

2011-2012 National Youth Arts Awards

Studio 3 was honored to receive 4 National Youth Arts Awards for the 2011-2012 Season:

Emma England—Outstanding Choreography—Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Drowsy Chaperone—Oustanding Youth Ensemble
Jacqueline Brecker—Outstanding Supporting Actress—The Drowsy Chaperone
Mackenna Goodrich—Outstanding Supporting Actress—The Drowsy Chaperone

Studio 3 also received 12 additional National Youth Arts Nominations for the 2011-2012 Season:

Outstanding Youth Ensemble – Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Emma England—Outstanding Set Design—Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Jessica Webb—Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Janet)—The Drowsy Chaperone
Tatum Weight—Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Charlie)—Willy Wonka
Samuel Ellefson—Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Michael)—Smokey Joe’s Café
Ian Winters—Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Victor)—Smokey Joe’s Café
Ally Chisenski—Outstanding Supporting Actress (Violet)—Willy Wonka
Ryan Donovan-Schager—Outstanding Supporting Actress (Kasie)—Smokey Joe’s Café
Madison Peer—Outstanding Supporting Actress (Veruca)—Willy Wonka
Gillian Elliot—Outstanding Featured Actress (Tottendale)—The Drowsy Chaperone
Mackenzie Hickerson—Outstanding Featured Actress (Big Mama)—Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Aubrey Laitsch—Outstanding Featured Actress (Kitty)—The Drowsy Chaperone

2011-2012 AriZoni Awards

Studio 3 was nominated for 4 AriZoni Awards for the 2011-2012 season:

Emma England—Choreography—Smokey Joe’s Café
Samuel Ellefson—Actor in a Major Role (Michael)—Smokey Joe’s Café
Mackenna Goodrich—Actress in a Major Role (Aldolpho)—The Drowsy Chaperone
Jacqueline Brecker—Actress in a Major Role (The Chaperone)—The Drowsy Chaperone