Lincoln plays receive six Elly Award nominations

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A Lincoln High School play received five Elly Award nominations and Lincoln Theatre Company received one nomination Sunday.

All five Lincoln High nominations are for “Twelve Angry Men,” entered in the education plays categories.

Audrey Carlson was recognized for leading female and Quinlan Jimosse and Travis Vrenon were recognized for leading male.

Cole Pannell was nominated for supporting male.

Lee Basham was recognized for set design in the high school production.

Basham was also recognized for set design in Lincoln Theatre Company’s “The Music Man,” entered in the youth theatre productions category.

The Elly Awards celebrate excellence and the outstanding achievements of community theaters and artists in the greater Sacramento area. Created 35 years ago by local community actors, the Elly Awards has grown from a local Sacramento tradition to now include theatres within a 70-mile radius.

During the 2016-17 season, 57 theatres and 114 productions received a total of 420 nominations.

In honor of the 35th annual Elly Awards, Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA) will host two ceremonies this September. The Youth Elly Award ceremony will be on Sept. 10 at Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center in Elk Grove. The Adult Elly Award ceremony will be on Sept. 24 at The Center at 2300 in Sacramento.

For more information on the nominations or for tickets to either ceremony, visit or call 443-8229. Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance is a nonprofit theatre arts service organization.