Suburban high schools score musical theater award nominations

Suburban high schools score musical theater award nominations

  • Grayslake Central High School's production of "Les Miserables" received best actor and best actress nominations in the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards.

    Grayslake Central High School's production of "Les Miserables" received best actor and best actress nominations in the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. Courtesy of Maureen Ritter

  • Megan Delaney and Patrick Vivoda were both nominated for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards for their roles in Benet Academy's "Pippin." The show was nominated for best production and scenic design.

    Megan Delaney and Patrick Vivoda were both nominated for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards for their roles in Benet Academy's "Pippin." The show was nominated for best production and scenic design. Courtesy of Benet Academy

  • Cary-Grove High School's production of "All Shook Up" was nominated for a number of Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, including best production, best scenic design and best ensemble.

    Cary-Grove High School's production of "All Shook Up" was nominated for a number of Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, including best production, best scenic design and best ensemble. Courtesy of Cary-Grove High School

  • Benet Academy's "Pippin" was nominated for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards in a few categories, including best production and scenic design.

    Benet Academy's "Pippin" was nominated for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards in a few categories, including best production and scenic design. Courtesy of Benet Academy

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 4/18/2019 11:35 AM

A number of suburban students and school theater productions have been nominated for the eighth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards.

The nominees were selected after evaluating 72 productions and more than 275 student applicants. Nominees will attend a workshop and perform before the winners are chosen to represent Illinois at The Jimmy Awards in New York City.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The nominees are:

Best actress

• Barrington High School's "Into the Woods" as "Bakers Wife": Margaret Baustert

• Barrington High School's "Into the Woods" as "The Witch": Sierra Fermin

Benet Academy's "Pippin" as "Catherine": Megan Delaney

• Cary-Grove High School's "All Shook Up" as "Sylvia": Alysha Brezina

• Grayslake Central High School's "Les Miserables" as "Fantine": Liyana Ishamuddin

• Harry D. Jacobs High School's "Disney's The Little Mermaid" as "Ariel": Sydney Olson

• Homewood-Flossmoor High School's "Chicago" as "Velma Kelly": Jaira Stanley

• Loyola Academy's "Oliver!" as "Nancy": Emma Samuelson

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• Mother McAuley High School's "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" as "Betty Haynes": Marguerite Reed

• Stevenson High School's "Shrek the Musical" as "Princess Fiona": Isabel Koleno

• York Community High School's "Bright Star" as "Margo": Bridey Costello

• York Community High School's "Bright Star" as "Alice Murphy": Erin Lee

Best actor

• Addison Trail High School's "Newsies" as "Jack Kelly": Connor White

• Benet Academy's "Pippin" as "Pippin": Patrick Vivoda

• Bolingbrook High School's "Jekyll & Hyde" as "Jekyll/Hyde": Spencer Avery

Cary-Grove High School's "All Shook Up" as "Dennis": Nathan Ancheta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Cary-Grove High School's "All Shook Up" as "Chad": Blake Nolan

• Coal City High School's "Tuck Everlasting" as "Jesse Tuck": Gavyn Williams

• Deerfield High School's "Crazy For You" as "Bobby Child": Jacob Simon

• Grayslake Central High School's "Les Miserables" as "Jean Valjean": Sean Lambie

• Harry D. Jacobs High School's "Disney's The Little Mermaid" as "Prince Eric": Mitchell Barrett

• John Hersey High School's "Urinetown" as "Bobby Strong": Jason Schmidt

• Oak Park and River Forest High School's "Chicago" as "Amos Hart": Declan Collins

• York Community High School's "Bright Star" as "Jimmy Ray Dobbs": Michael Bindeman

Best production 

Benet Academy's "Pippin"

• Cary-Grove High School's "All Shook Up"

• Coal City High School's "Tuck Everlasting"

• Deerfield High School's "Crazy for You"

• York Community High School's "Bright Star"

Best direction

• Brian Wand & Lauren Butera, Benet Academy's "Pippin"

• Jack Micetich, Coal City High School's "Tuck Everlasting"

• Susan Gorman, Deerfield High School's "Crazy For You"

• Jennifer Goss, St. Charles East High School's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

• Abra Chusid, Stevenson High School's "Shrek the Musical"

Best scenic design

• Benet Academy's "Pippin"

• Bolingbrook High School's "Jekyll & Hyde"

• Cary-Grove High School's "All Shook Up"

• Coal City High School's "Tuck Everlasting"

• Hinsdale South High School's "Chicago"

Best choreography

• Cary-Grove High School's "All Shook Up"

• Crystal Lake South's "Newsies"

• Deerfield High School's "Crazy for You"

• Libertyville High School's "Pippin"

• The Chicago High School for the Arts' "Bring It On the Musical"

Best ensemble

• Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School's "Les Miserables"

• Cary-Grove High School's "All Shook Up"

• Deerfield High School's "Crazy for You"

• Libertyville High School's "Pippin"

• Oak Park and River Forest High School's "Chicago"

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