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2011 Mancini Winners


(Beaver Falls, PA) - The 17th annual Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards held on the evening of May 18, 2011 marked the first time that the competition selected a male and female winner to represent the region at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City. The two high school students who earned the trip to the national competition in New York are John Michael Taormina from Quigley Catholic High School and Bethany Menjivar from Ambridge Area High School.

The winners of the coveted "Henries" were announced at the Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards in front of a packed audience of student performers along with their friends and family in Geneva′s Metheny Fieldhouse. Geneva College presents the awards to honor high school musical theater in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties. The event is also supported by the McCarl Family Foundation.

The winners are, in random order as announced:

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role:
John Michael Taormina
Curly, in Oklahoma!, Quigley Catholic High School
Christian Beck
Ren McCormack, in Footloose, Freedom Area High School
Andy Guthrie
Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver County Christian School
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role
Bethany Menjivar
Millie Dillmount , in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ambridge Area High School
Hannah Beightley
Anne Shirley, in Anne and Gilbert, Rochester Area High School
Elizabeth Damp
Lili in Carnival, Central Valley High School
Outstanding Male in a Supporting Role
Tyler Marinkovic
Mr. Applegate, in Damn Yankees, New Brighton Area High School
Greg Perciavalle
Trevor Graydon, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ambridge Area High School
Jordan Cinderich
Rev. Shaw Moore, in Footloose, Freedom Area High School
Outstanding Female in a Supporting Role
McKenna Pontoli
Tzeitel, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver County Christian School
Erica Durham
Rosalie, in Carnival, Central Valley High School
Elyse Mylan
Miss Dorothy, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ambridge Area High School
Noteworthy Performance by an Individual:
In this category, seven nominees are awarded Henries. The winners, in random order, are:
Katie Jones
Muzzy, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ambridge Area High School
Andrea Cary
Vi Moore, in Footloose, Freedom Area High School
Andrew Powell
Will Parker, in Oklahoma!, Quigley Catholic High School
Lauren De Bona
Miss Flannery, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ambridge Area High School
Jason Michalenko
Perchik, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver County Christian School
Cara Koshut
Ado Annie, in Oklahoma!, Quigley Catholic High School
Madelyn Tomko
Mrs. Meers, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ambridge Area High School
Noteworthy Performance by a Group:
In this category, four nominated groups are awarded Henries.
Matthew Prepelka & Michael Kiliany
Puppets in Carnival, Central Valley High School
Samantha Signorelli and Riley Reffner
Rachel Lynde and Marilla Cuthbert, in Anne and Gilbert, Rochester Area High School
Justin Gleason and Jacob Mott
Ching Ho and Bun Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ambridge High School
Keyonia McClendon, Blair Cobb, and Tyshawna Kimbrough
Dreamgirls, in Dreamgirls, Aliquippa High School
Outstanding Dance Performance:
Freedom Area High School
Footloose
Ambridge Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Beaver County Christian School
Fiddler on the Roof
Outstanding Sets and Scenery:
Freedom Area High School
Footloose
Portersville Christian School
The Wizard of Oz
Big Beaver Falls Area School District
Beauty and the Beast
Outstanding Orchestra:
Ambridge Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Freedom Area High School
Footloose
Central Valley High School
Carnival
Beaver Area High School
Once Upon a Mattress
Outstanding Technical Achievement:
Western Beaver High School
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Central Valley High School
Carnival
Freedom Area High School
Footloose
Outstanding Costumes:
Beaver Area High School
Once Upon a Mattress
Portersville Christian School
The Wizard of Oz
Ambridge Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Beaver County Christian School
Fiddler on the Roof
Outstanding Vocal Ensemble:
Ambridge Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Beaver County Christian School
Fiddler on the Roof
New Brighton Area High School
Damn Yankees
Outstanding Over-all Production:
Beaver County Christian School
Fiddler on the Roof
Freedom Area High School
Footloose
Ambridge Area High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).


For more information:

Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards -
http://www.geneva.edu/object/nr_mancini_nominees_5-11.html

National High School Musical Theatre Awards -
http://www.nhsmta.com/