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Students nominated for Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards
Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards

Nominees have been announced for the 10th annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards — an accolades program that aims to showcase the next generation of Georgia’s musical theatre talent.

Among the 38 public and private schools nominated in 17 categories were several representing Forsyth County Schools and individuals from the local learning institutions.

The awards show will air from 7-9 p.m. April 19 on Georgia Public Broadcasting, televised at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The Shuler Hensley Awards, fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. The 110-member Shuler Student Ensemble will join Shuler Hensley in the opening and finale numbers at the awards show. 

Performances by the six schools nominated for Overall Production, the Show Stopper winner, and the Leading Actor and Actress nominees will also be featured during the show. Thirty theatre production students, known as the S.T.A.R. Council, will serve as production assistants to the professionals working behind-the-scenes on the show.


Nominees included the following:

Direction

Kirk Grizzle, South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Eric Gray, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Music direction

Kirk Grizzle, South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Eric Gray, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Orchestra

Christian Bigliani, South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame


Choreography

Maddie Eibler and Adrianne Crawford, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Ensemble

South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Technical execution

Kirk Grizzle, South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Eric Gray, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Lighting design

Emma Wiggington, South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame


Scenic design

Sydney Frederiksen & Sadie Pijanowski, South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Eric Gray, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Costumes

Eric Gray, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Best performance by a leading actress

Elena Araoz, Lambert High School, Chicago

Best performance by a leading actor

Chase Colson, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Best performance by a supporting actress

Ali Leblanc, West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Best performance by a supporting actor

Seth Atkins, South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame


Overall production

South Forsyth High School, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

West Forsyth High School, Bullets Over Broadway


Showstopper

Lambert High School, Chicago, “Razzle Dazzle”    


James Carlos Family Musical Theatre Performance Scholarship

Alden Kennedy/Lambert High School