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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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