Modesto area play nominated for awards

local@modbee.comAugust 11, 2013 

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Modesto Performing Arts’ ‘Sound of Music’ is up for three Sacramento area theater awards.

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— Modesto Performing Arts' August 2012 production of "The Sound of Music" has been nominated for three Elly Awards by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance.

Paul Tischer received two nominations, for best lighting design and for set design in a musical. Matt Cover received the third nomination, for best musical direction.

The nominations were announced Sunday night during a reception at the West Sacramento Black Box Theatre. Modesto Performing Arts' "Sound of Music" was one of 125 shows that received nominations for awards out of 272 shows submitted.

Productions were nominated in the following categories: comedy, drama, musical, education-musicals, original works, education-plays, young people's musicals and young people's plays.

The Elly Award winners will be announced Sept. 22 at the Red Lion Hotel in Woodlake. For more information, go to

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