Penn Manor’s Elledge earns Beth Bash Theatre Award

Congratulations to Penn Manor High School senior Lauren Elledge, recipient of this year’s Beth Bash Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Lauren is one of two Lancaster County student actors honored with the award; the other is Austin Nedrow of Conestoga Valley High School.

A panel of judges composed of Fulton Theatre artists and educators select the Beth Bash Award winner or winners each school season based on the individual’s communication and focus, characterization, understanding of text and purpose and professionalism.

Past recipients include Jonathan Groff, who went on to portray King George in the original cast of “Hamilton” on Broadway and was the voice of the Kristoff in “Frozen.”

Lauren also received the Robert Fulton Award for Best Actress in the Fulton’s Family Series Productions for the 2016-2017 season for her portrayal of Alice in “Alice in Wonderland.”

Fulton season ticket subscribers vote for their favorites in each category, and Lauren was up against adult professional performers for this award.

The honors are the latest accolades for Lauren, who earlier this year was named Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania for 2017.

Congrats, Lauren, for continuing to make us Penn Manor proud!