Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards

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The 18th annual Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards will recognize the accomplishments of students from 13 area high schools. The awards will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Metheny Fieldhouse.

Established in 1994, the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards host high school students as they perform and receive awards for their school musical productions. Each year, a number of area schools are accepted into the program designed to promote and celebrate the arts in high school students. All high schools in the Beaver, Butler and Lawrence County areas are invited to attend.

Geneva College presents the awards because of its commitment to enhancing the arts in Western Pennsylvania and preserving the Mancini legacy that is part of our rich heritage. The McCarl Family Foundation, which is also committed to supporting the arts in our community, partners with Geneva College to help make the event possible.

Area high school productions for 2012 that will be included in the Henry Mancini Awards are:

Aliquippa High School, Cinderella, March 29-31 at 7:30 p.m.

Ambridge Area High School, Seussical, March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 at 3 p.m.

Beaver Area High School, Into the Woods, March 30-31 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m.

Beaver County Christian School, Seussical, March 14-17 at 7:30 p.m.

Big Beaver Falls School District, Once Upon a Mattress ,April 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Central Valley High School, Aida, March 1 at 7 p.m. and March 2-3 at 7:30 p.m.

Freedom Area High School, The Music Man, March 30-31 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 at 3 p.m.

Hopewell High School, Singin′ in the Rain, March 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at 3 p.m.

New Brighton High School, Annie, March 8-10 at 7 p.m.

Quigley Catholic High School, Once on This Island, April 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Riverside High School, Fiddler on the Roof, March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m. Rochester Area High School, Willy Wonka, April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.

Western Beaver High School, Seussical, March 2-3 at 7 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m.

The winners of "Best Actor" and "Best Actress" will receive national recognition and the opportunity to perform on Broadway at the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA). Through this program, the award winners will travel to New York to learn from performing arts professionals and be part of a performance with other students at the end of the experience.

Geneva College awards a $1,000 scholarship to any student participant enrolling at Geneva, which includes anyone who has acted in the school musical, performed in the orchestra or was part of the stage crew/production team.

In addition, $1,000 Muriel McCarl Scholarships, established by The McCarl Family Foundation, are awarded to two student participants majoring in music. One award is presented to an enrolling Geneva College freshman and one to an enrolling freshman at any four-year college or university.

For more information about the Henry Mancini Awards, click here.

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).