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2012 Mancini nominees


Mrs. Ginny ManciniEach year, Geneva College honors outstanding accomplishments in high school musical productions in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties at the Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards. Nominees for 2012 have been announced and the awards will be presented Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m., during a ceremony in Metheny Fieldhouse on the campus.

The Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards is a Participating Award Program of the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), which is held annually in New York City. Recipients selected from Outstanding Male in a Leading Role and Outstanding Female in a Leading Role from the Mancini Awards will receive national recognition by performing on Broadway at the NHSMTA. Geneva will send two students to New York University, all expenses paid, to attend classes with theater professionals and have the opportunity to compete for merit scholarships and other prizes.

The nominees for 2012, listed alphabetically by school, are:

Outstanding Male in a Leading Role

Greg Perciavelle, as Horton in Seussical, Ambridge Area High School

Adam Tapparo, as the Baker in Into the Woods, Beaver Area High School

Zach Malinak, as Harold Hill in The Music Man, Freedom Area High School

Ryan Vander Wagen, as Don Lockwood in Singin′ in the Rain, Hopewell High School

Kevin Lukes, as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Riverside High School

Dan Kovalesky, as Cat in the Hat in Seussical, Western Beaver High School

Outstanding Female in a Leading Role

Katie Jones, as Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical, Ambridge Area High School

Olivia Baker, as the Baker′s Wife in Into the Woods, Beaver Area High School

McKenna Pontoli, as Cat in the Hat in Seussical, Beaver County Christian School

Erica Durham, as Aida in Aida, Central Valley High School

Taylor Belcastro, as Kathy Seldon in Singin′ in the Rain, Hopewell High School

Aimee Spencer, as Ti Moune in Once on This Island, Quigley Catholic High School

Hanna Beightly, as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka, Rochester Area High School

Outstanding Male in a Supporting Role

Kyle Robinson, as Cat in the Hat in Seussical, Ambridge Area High School

Robbie Raso, as Mayor Shinn in The Music Man, Freedom Area High School

Justin Jackovic, as Cosmo Brown in Singin′ in the Rain, Hopewell High School

Andy Ludwig, as Rooster in Annie, New Brighton Area High School

Jordan Bintrim, as Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Riverside High School

Adam Depew, as Horton in Seussical, Western Beaver High School

Outstanding Female in a Supporting Role

Keyonia McClendon, as Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Aliquippa High School

Lauren DeBona, as Mayzie LaBird in Seussical, Ambridge Area High School

Brianna D′Itri, as the Witch in Into the Woods, Beaver Area High School

Bronté Nicole Lucci, as Amneris in Aida, Central Valley High School

Jenna Jurich, as Miss Hannigan in Annie, New Brighton Area High School

Laura Bleiel, as Mama Euralie in Once on this Island, Quigley Catholic High School

Noteworthy Performance by an Individual

Katie Pettis, as Grace in Cinderella, Aliquippa High School

Erin Miller, as Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods, Beaver Area High School

Taylor Crossland, as Cinderella in Into the Woods, Beaver Area High School

Amanda Tyson, as Mayzie LaBird in Seussical, Beaver County Christian School

Elisha Carleton, as General Schmitz in Seussical, Beaver County Christian School

Patrick Tyson, as JoJo in Seussical, Beaver County Christian School

Cierra Kirkland, as Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress, Big Beaver Falls Area School District

LaMar Lester, as Minstrel in Once Upon a Mattress, Big Beaver Falls Area School District

Louis Becze, as King Septimus in Once Upon a Mattress, Big Beaver Falls Area School District

Jordan Mastrangelo, as Nehebka in Aida, Central Valley High School

Brian Kane, as Mereb in Aida, Central Valley High School

Austin Bailey, as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Freedom Area High School

Taylor Wolff as Eulalie Shinn in The Music Man, Freedom Area High School

Jarred Hepler, as LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, Mohawk High School

Marc Conti as Chip in Beauty and the Beast, Mohawk High School

Bethany Smith as Star-to-Be in Annie, New Brighton Area High School

Jessica DeMarco as Grace in Annie, New Brighton Area High School

Kaye Burnet, as Asaka in Once on this Island, Quigley Catholic High School

Tassy Fils-Aime, as Papa Ge in Once on this Island, Quigley Catholic High School

Joshlynn Lloyd, as Sour Kangaroo in Seussical, Western Beaver High School

Steven Pierce, as JoJo in Seussical, Western Beaver High School

Noteworthy Performance by a Group

Terrell Smith and Jaclyn Watkins, as the Royal Family in Cinderella, Aliquippa High School

Alex Burval and Roman Nardone, as the Princes in Into the Woods, Beaver Area High School

Scott Layton and Katie Heidengren as Mr. and Mrs. Mayor in Seussical, Beaver County Christian School

Jordan Kester, Nathan Fleming, Nathan James, and Joey Brunner, as the Barbershop Quartet in The Music Man, Freedom Area High School

Raylen Shannon, Maura Lehocky, Caitie Bohach, and Hunter Bonzo, as the Pick-a-Little Ladies in The Music Man, Freedom Area High School

Robert Laeving, Suzie Morrell, Courtney Norman, and Julie Pflug, as Bert Healy and the Boylan Sisters, in Annie, New Brighton Area High School

Kaye Burnet, Marissa Peltz, Ben Allman, and Tassy Fils-Aime, as Storyteller Gods in Once on this Island, Quigley Catholic High School

Becca Evangelista, Imani Greene, Renee Raymond, and Marisa Taormina, as Bird Girls in Seussical, Western Beaver High School

Outstanding Dance Performance

Beaver County Christian School, for Seussical

Central Valley High School, for Aida

Freedom Area High School, for The Music Man

Hopewell High School, for Singin′ in the Rain

New Brighton Area High School, for Annie

Quigley Catholic High School, for Once on this Island

Outstanding Costumes

Ambridge Area High School, for Seussical,

Beaver Area High School, for Into the Woods

Beaver County Christian School, for Seussical

Freedom Area High School, for The Music Man

Riverside High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

Western Beaver High School, for Seussical

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Beaver County Christian School, for Seussical

Central Valley High School, for Aida

Freedom Area High School, for The Music Man

Quigley Catholic High School, for Once on this Island

Riverside High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

Western Beaver High School, for Seussical

Outstanding Sets and Scenery

Ambridge Area High School, for Seussical

Beaver Area High School, for Into the Woods

Beaver County Christian School, for Seussical

Freedom Area High School, for The Music Man

New Brighton Area High School, for Annie

Western Beaver High School, for Seussical

Outstanding Orchestra

Beaver Area High School, for Into the Woods

Big Beaver Falls Area School District, for Once Upon a Mattress

Freedom Area High School, for The Music Man

Outstanding Vocal Ensemble

Beaver Area High School, for Into the Woods

Beaver County Christian School, for Seussical

Central Valley High School, for Aida

Freedom Area High School, for The Music Man

Hopewell High School, for Singin′ in the Rain

Quigley Catholic High School, for Once on this Island

Outstanding Overall Production

Beaver County Christian School, for Seussical

Central Valley High School, for Aida

Freedom Area High School, for The Music Man

New Brighton Area High School, for Annie

Quigley Catholic High School, for Once on this Island

Riverside High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

Western Beaver High School, for Seussical

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