Mancini Awards performance schedule available

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mancini_logo_gc.gifThe 19th Annual Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Metheny Fieldhouse. During the Mancinis, the theatrical accomplishments of students from 14 area high schools will be recognized.

"The talent is deep in this part of the country, and we look forward to another excellent season of musical theater," expressed Louise Copeland, professor of music and coordinator for the awards. "Judges give scores to individual performances and to categories such as vocal, dance and costumes. And at the end of April all the scores will be tallied," said Dr. Copeland.

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

Geneva College and The McCarl Family Foundation are committed to supporting and enhancing the arts in western Pennsylvania. They partner in presenting the Mancini Awards, which preserve the musical legacy that is part of Geneva′s rich heritage.

The schedule of Henry Mancini Awards participating productions is:

Western Beaver High School Oklahoma Feb. 22, 23 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 2 p.m.
Ambridge Area High School Curtains Mar. 7-9 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 10 3 p.m.
Central Valley High School The Wiz Mar. 7 7 p.m.
Mar. 8, 9 7:30 p.m.
Beaver County Christian School Annie Mar. 13-16 7:30 p.m.
Beaver Area High School Me and My Girl Mar. 15, 16 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 17 2 p.m.
Blackhawk High School Beauty and the Beast Mar. 15, 16 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 16 1:30 p.m.
Mar. 17 2:30 p.m.
Hopewell High School Guys and Dolls Mar. 15, 16 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 17 3 p.m.
New Brighton Area High School The Drowsy Chaperone Mar. 21-23 7 p.m.
Freedom Area High School Fiddler on the Roof Mar. 22, 23 7 p.m.
Mar. 24 2 p.m.
Riverside High School The Wizard of Oz Apr. 4, 5, 6 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 6, 7 2 p.m.
Big Beaver Falls School District The Wiz Apr. 12, 13 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 14 2:30 p.m.
Quigley Catholic High School Back to the '80s Apr. 18-20 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 20 2 p.m.
Aliquippa High School Little Shop of Horrors Apr. 26, 27 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 28 3 p.m.

Lincoln High School in Ellwood City is also participating in the Mancini Awards. The school performed Les Miserables this past November.

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

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

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