Quest Theaterworks wins five Elly awards

Quest Theaterworks win five Elly awards for its productions, including four awards for “Snake in the Grass.”

“Snake in the Grass'” performers included Kimberly Ewing, Sharon Winegar, and Lois Ewing.

Winegar was also nominated in Sunday’s show for best Lead Female in a drama, Kimberly Ewing for best Supporting Female, Jodi O’Dell for Sound Design and Stephanie Moellman for Lighting Design, all for Quest’s “Snake in the Grass.”

Quest Theaterworks, which opened in western Nevada County in 2010, won two more Elly Awards for “The 39 Steps” at Sunday’s 36th annual event at the Center at 2300 in Sacramento. Danny McCammon won for Direction in a comedy, while Tinley Ireland won the Elly for Supporting Female in a comedy for “The 39 Steps.”

Sue LeGate Halford of LeGacy Presents won an Elly Award for “Broadway Bound.”

William Jessup University nearly swept the musical category Sunday, winning nine of 12 Elly Awards in the musical category for “Scrooge, the Musical,” which won for best Overall Production of a musical.

Named for Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrates excellence in Sacramento’s local and regional community theater.

(Photo: Quest Theaterworks)

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