“William Jessup University Theatre has garnered an astounding 10 nominations between both productions of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and TREASURE ISLAND for the upcoming 37th annual Elly Award Ceremony. Jessup Theatre has always performed well at these local theatre awards hosted by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. Last year, Jessup Theatre won 11 Elly awards which made up 1/3 of the total awards granted (9 of 12 awards given in the “Musical” Category alone).
Jessup Theatre began submitting to the Elly award judges and committee in 2016 and thus far have reaped well over 40 nominations in the past 3 years as well as 17 Elly’s granted. This upcoming award season is looking promising once again for WJU. The fact that close to 90% of our theatre graduates are working in the professional theatre industry or a related field as well as our continued success in the Elly awards are proof that our program is producing quality actors and professional caliber productions. If you wish to go to the award ceremony, it will be held at The Center at 2300 in Sacramento on September 22, beginning at 7pm.”