2013 Gene Kelly Award nominations for high school musical theater announced


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Nominations for the 23rd annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater were announced Thursday. This year, 29 Allegheny County schools participated in the program that recognizes and encourages student achievement and promotes musical theater and arts education. Patterned after the Tony Awards, the Kellys give awards for productions and individual performances that are judged by 32 theater and business professionals who attend shows, deliberate and cast ballots that are tabulated in secret by Deloitte LLP. To recognize the variety of productions, some categories include nominees from three budget categories.

The Kelly Awards ceremony will be held at the Benedum Center on May 25, when more than 20 cash and university scholarships will be awarded. The winning best actor and actress will head to New York on July 1 to represent the Kellys in the National High School Musical Theater Awards.

The Gene Kelly Awards are co-presented by Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh, with support from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, PNC Bank, American Eagle Outfitters, Virginia Nicklas and the CLO Ambassadors.

The participating high schools this year are Avonworth, Baldwin, Bishop Canevin, Central Catholic, Chartiers Valley, Deer Lakes, Elizabeth Forward, Hampton Township, Keystone Oaks, McKeesport, North Catholic, North Hills, Northgate, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Penn Hills, Pine-Richland, Pittsburgh Obama, Pittsburgh Brashear, Pittsburgh CAPA, Pittsburgh Perry, Plum, Quaker Valley, Riverview, Shady Side Academy, St. Joseph, West Allegheny, West Mifflin, Winchester Thurston and Woodland Hills.

The nominees for the 2013 Gene Kelly Awards are:

BEST MUSICALS

• Budget Level I: Pittsburgh Obama, "Once on This Island"; Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"; Quaker Valley, "Anything Goes"

• Budget Level II: Avonworth, "Phantom of the Opera"; Chartiers Valley, "9 to 5: the Musical"; Keystone Oaks, "The Drowsy Chaperone"

• Budget Level III: Baldwin, "Hairspray"; Plum, "Seussical"; Woodland Hills, "Young Frankenstein"

BEST SCENIC DESIGN

• Budget Level I: Pittsburgh Obama, "Once on This Island"; Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"; Quaker Valley, "Anything Goes"

• Budget Level II: Bishop Canevin, "In the Heights"; Chartiers Valley, "9 to 5"; West Mifflin, "Willy Wonka"

• Budget Level III: Baldwin, "Hairspray"; Plum, "Seussical"; Woodland Hills, "Young Frankenstein"

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

• Budget Level I: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, "Honk!"; Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"; St. Joseph, "Seussical"

• Budget Level II: Central Catholic, "Curtains"; Hampton, "Legally Blonde"; Keystone Oaks, "The Drowsy Chaperone"

• Budget Level III: North Hills, "The Pajama Game"; Plum, "Seussical"; Woodland Hills, "Young Frankenstein"

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

• Budget Level I: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, "Honk!"; Pittsburgh Obama, "Once on This Island"; Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"

• Budget Level II: Bishop Canevin, "In the Heights"; Chartiers Valley, "9 to 5"; Keystone Oaks, "The Drowsy Chaperone"

• Budget Level III: Baldwin, "Hairspray"; Pine-Richland, "Big"; Woodland Hills, "Young Frankenstein"

BEST ALL-STUDENT ORCHESTRA

North Hills, "The Pajama Game"

Pine-Richland, "Big"

Pittsburgh Obama, "Once on This Island"

Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"

Plum, "Seussical"

Shady Side Academy, "West Side Story"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Greg Arcuri, Baldwin (Edna Turnbald in "Hairspray")

Benjamin Blinn, Penn Hills (Dennis in "All Shook Up")

Lucas Grasha, Keystone Oaks (Adolpho, "The Drowsy Chaperone")

Peter Heres, Quaker Valley (Lord Evelyn Oakleugh, "Anything Goes")

Justin McCord, Woodland Hills (Igor, "Young Frankenstein")

Brandon Pent, Pittsburgh CAPA (Graffiti Pete, "In the Heights")

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Heather Catley, Penn Hills (Sylvia, "All Shook Up")

Marika Countouris, Woodland Hills (Elizabeth Benning, "Young Frankenstein")

Katie Manuel, Quaker Valley (Erma, "Anything Goes")

Michala Williams, Pittsburgh CAPA (Abuela Claudia, "In the Heights")

Jen Yeager, Hampton (Paulette, "Legally Blonde")

Molly Young, Keystone Oaks (The Drowsy Chaperone, "The Drowsy Chaperone")

BEST ENSEMBLE

Baldwin, "Hairspray"

Chartiers Valley, "9 to 5"

Keystone Oaks, "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Pittsburgh Obama, "Once on This Island"

Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"

Plum, "Seussical"

BEST CREW/TECHNICAL EXECUTION

Avonworth, "The Phantom of the Opera"

Bishop Canevin, "In the Heights"

Chartiers Valley, "9 to 5"

Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"

Quaker Valley, "Anything Goes"

Woodland Hills, "Young Frankenstein"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Chartiers Valley, "9 to 5"

Keystone Oaks, "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Penn Hills, "All Shook Up"

Pittsburgh Obama, "Once on This Island"

Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"

Quaker Valley, "Anything Goes"

BEST DIRECTION

Avonworth, "The Phantom of the Opera"

Central Catholic, "Curtains"

Chartiers Valley, "9 to 5"

Keystone Oaks, "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Pittsburgh CAPA, "In the Heights"

Quaker Valley, "Anything Goes"

BEST ACTOR

Austin Adomitis, Central Catholic (Lt. Frank Cioffi, "Curtains")

Ryan Borgo, West Allegheny (Freddy, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels")

Connor Cook, Plum (Horton, "Seussical)

Nathan Pool, Avonworth (Phantom, "Phantom of the Opera")

Angelo Ragghianti, Pittsburgh CAPA (Usnavi, "In the Heights")

Michael Zak, Central Catholic (Aaron Fox, "Curtains")

BEST ACTRESS

Emma Baker, Avonworth (Christine Daae, "Phantom of the Opera")

Maggie Brooks, Baldwin (Tracy Turnblad, "Hairspray")

Rachael Houser, Quaker Valley (Reno Sweeney, "Anything Goes")

Cassie Lombardo, Hampton (Elle Woods, "Legally Blonde")

Maddie Kocur, Riverview (Annie, "Annie")

Katherine Rogers, Penn Hills (Natalie/Ed, "All Shook Up")

More information and tickets: pittsburghclo.org or 412-456-6666.

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Sharon Eberson: seberson@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1960. First Published May 9, 2013 2:00 PM


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