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Recipients of the Henries announced

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Recipients of the 14th annual Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards, known as the Henries, were announced Wednesday night, May 21 at a gala ceremony in Metheny Fieldhouse on the campus of Geneva College in Beaver Falls. 

Awards were presented to:

Outstanding Male in a Leading Role
-Josh Smith as Pippin, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School.
-James Williams as Tevye, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School.
-George Milosh as the Beast, in Beauty and the Beast, Center High School.

Outstanding Female in a Leading Role
-Veronica Garza as Princess Winnifred, in Once Upon a Mattress, Hopewell Area High  School.
-Sara Deppenbrook as The Cat in the Hat, in Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District.
-Bethany Lukes as Millie Dillmount, in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Riverside High School.

Outstanding Male in a Supporting Role
-Cole Rapso as Leading Player, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School.
-Stephen McFee as Smee, in Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School
-Braden Pontoli as Motel, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School.

Outstanding Female in a Supporting Role
-Jessica McNear as Wendy, in Peter Pan, Freedom Area High School.
-Rachel Halle as Hodel, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School.
-Alaina Sapienza as Queen Aggravain, in Once Upon a Mattress, Shenango High School.
-Abby Blankenship as Mrs. Potts, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School.

Noteworthy Performance by an Individual
-Casey Shee as Jojo, in Seussical the Musical, Big Beaver Falls Area School District.
-Colin Hill as Feargal McFerrin, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School.
-Joey Kopriva as Cogsworth, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School.
-Tim Gilbert as King Charles, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School.
-Jake Nardone as Fyedka, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School.
-Nick DelTondo as Willard Hewitt, in Footloose, Quigley Catholic High School.

Noteworthy  Performance by a Small Group
-Rachel Halle, Kristen Lancaster, and Dana Jones as the Matchmaker Trio, in Fiddler on the Roof, Beaver Area High School.
-Nicole Walker and Alex Munroe as Babette and Lumiere, in Beauty and the Beast, Center Area High School.
-Emily Baker, Nicki Bernard, and Ashley Wilson as Girls’ Trio, in Back to the 80s, Western Beaver High School.
-Allyson Dietrich, Alyssa St Clair, Amanda Nixon, and Chelsea Carmella as Catherine and her Trio, in Pippin, Seneca Valley High School.

Outstanding Dance Performance
-Beaver Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof.
-Freedom Area High School, for Peter Pan.
-Center Area High School, for Beauty and the Beast.

Outstanding Vocal Ensemble
-Center Area High School, for Beauty and the Beast.
-Freedom Area High School, for Peter Pan.
-Beaver Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof.

Outstanding Orchestral Performance  
-Seneca Valley High School, for Pippin.
-Freedom Area High School, for Peter Pan.
-Beaver Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof.

Outstanding Technical Achievement
-Western Beaver High School, for Back to the 80s.
-Freedom Area High School, for Peter Pan.
-Seneca Valley High School, for Pippin.

Outstanding Sets and Scenery
-Beaver Area High School, Fiddler on the Roof.
-Freedom Area High School, Peter Pan.
-Hopewell Area High School, for Once Upon a Mattress.

Outstanding Costumes
-Freedom Area High School, Peter Pan.
-Shenango High School, Once Upon a Mattress
-Riverside High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Outstanding Overall Production
-Center Area High School, for Beauty and the Beast.
-Seneca Valley High School, for Pippin.
-Western Beaver High School, for Back to the 80s.

A number of local and regional celebrities participated in the celebration.  Master of Ceremonies was Ian Rosenberger, TV personality and a former Henry winner. Singers B.E. Taylor and Stephanie Fraschetti (WORD-FM) sang two of Mancini’s greatest hits.  The Henries were presented by Kate Luce Angell (Pittsburgh Post Gazette), Jim Cunningham (WQED Multimedia), Ken Gargaro (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), artist/musician Elizabeth Asche Douglas, and actor/director Harvey Johnson.  The

Henries for Outstanding Overall Production were presented by Christopher Mancini, son of the late Henry Mancini.

Twelve schools from Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties participated in the Mancini program this year.  The program is sponsored by Geneva College, with generous assistance from the McCarl Family Foundation, IPSCO Koppel Tubulars Corporation, and a number of patrons.  For more information, contact the Special Events Director at Geneva College, 724-847-6577.


 

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Geneva College is the only CCCU institution with a full-time program in Rome, Italy. In Rome, students spend a semester studying the humanities, traveling throughout Italy and Europe, and engaging in volunteer activities.

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