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2013 Mancini winners

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The 19th annual Geneva College Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards were held on the evening of May 15, 2013. The winners of the coveted “Henries” were announced in front of a packed audience of student performers along with their friends and family. Geneva College presents the awards to honor excellence in high school musical theater in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties. The event is also supported by the McCarl Family Foundation.

In addition to awarding the "Henries," the competition selected a male and female winner to represent the region at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City. Auditions were open for all students nominated in the categories of Outstanding Male in a Leading Role and Outstanding Female in a Leading Role. The two high school students who earned the trip to the national competition are Zach Malinak from Freedom Area High School and Francesca Nardone from the Ellwood City Area School District.

Throughout the evening, each of the nominated schools performed a selection from its musical. At the end of the ceremony, three judges who had not previously seen any of the performances awarded Central Valley High School "Best Performance of the Evening."

The winners, in random order as announced, are:

Outstanding Sets & Scenery

New Brighton Area High School, for The Drowsy Chaperone

Freedom Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

Beaver Area High School, for Me and My Girl

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Riverside High School, for The Wizard of Oz

Freedom Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

New Brighton Area High School, for The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Costumes

Beaver County Christian School, for Annie

Central Valley High School, for The Wiz

Riverside High School, for The Wizard of Oz

Outstanding Student Orchestra

Beaver Area High School, for Me and My Girl

Big Beaver Falls Area School District, for The Wiz

Blackhawk High School, for Beauty and the Beast

Freedom Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Dance Performance

Ambridge Area High School, for Curtains

New Brighton Area High School, for The Drowsy Chaperone

Beaver Area High School, for Me and my Girl

Outstanding Vocal Ensemble

Hopewell High School, for Guys and Dolls

Freedom Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

Beaver Area High School, for Me and My Girl

Noteworthy Performance by a Group

Jenna Rosenfeld and Hunter Large, as the “I Am Adolpho” duet, in The Drowsy Chaperone, New Brighton Area High School

Alena Kucan and Michael Cannistraci, as The Thenardiers in Les Miserables, Ellwood City Area High School

Alex Barna, Danny Watts and Ty Richardson, as the “Fugue for Tinhorns” Trio in Guys and Dolls, Hopewell High School

Julie Pflug and Elijah Smith, for “Love is Always Lovely” duet, in The Drowsy Chaperone, New Brighton Area High School

Noteworthy Performance by an Individual

Michael Cannistraci, as Thenardier, in Les Miserables, Ellwood City Area School District

Elijah Smith, as Underling, in The Drowsy Chaperone, New Brighton Area High School

Joey Cortez, as Enjolras, in Les Miserables, Ellwood City Area School District

Alex Barna, as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Hopewell High School

Tim Pfister, as Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, Blackhawk High School

Ricky Cavaliere, as Parchester in Me and My Girl, Beaver Area High School

Outstanding Female in a Supporting Role

Carly Koza as Lady Jaqueline in Me and My Girl, Beaver Area High School

Marina Thetford as Cosette in Les Miserables, Ellwood City Area School District

Amber Leitsch as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, Blackhawk High School

Outstanding Male in a Supporting Role

Iain McCormick as Javert in Les Miserables, Ellwood City Area School District

Anthony Aloisi as Tin Man in The Wiz, Central Valley High School

Calvin Hitchcock as Sir John in Me and My Girl, Beaver Area High School

Outstanding Female in a Lead Role

Brianna D’Itri as Sally in Me and My Girl, Beaver Area High School

Alyssa DeMarco as Janet Van de Graff in The Drowsy Chaperone, New Brighton Area High School

Francesca Nardone as Eponine in Les Miserables, Ellwood City Area School District

Outstanding Male in a Lead Role

John Kusnir as Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, New Brighton Area High School

Zach Malinak as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Freedom Area High School

Matthew Barnes, as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Ellwood City Area School District

Outstanding Overall Performance

Freedom Area High School, for Fiddler on the Roof

Beaver Area High School, for Me and My Girl

Ellwood City Area School District, for Les Miserables

Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, an Adult Degree Completion Program with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, Geneva has programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. Adhering to the inerrancy of scripture, the liberal arts core curriculum fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, social and natural sciences, and experiential learning.

 


 

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