High School Musicals


 Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy gives a solo performance as a top-three finalist at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Monday night at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

Pittsburgh's Marnie Quick finishes in top 3 at National High School Musical Theatre Awards

Nominees from 26 cities competed for best actress and actor honors Monday at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

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 Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Obama Academy, in her Orange Girl costume from "The Mod Musical," competes for the second year in a row at the Jimmy Awards at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

Behind the scenes with Pittsburgh CLO at the Jimmy Awards; Michael Cerveris is a last-minute host

The “Fun Home” star steps in for ailing Sutton Foster to host the National High School Musical Theatre Awards June 29 on Broadway.

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 Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy's Marnie Quick, best actress for the second consecutive year, performs with castmates of "Shout! The Mod Musical," which took the top musical prize in Budget Level I at the 25th annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater at the Benedum Center Saturday.

Kelly Awards mark 25th year honoring high school musicals

Pittsburgh Obama’s Marnie Quick wins second straight best actress honor; Woodland Hills and Obama both take prizes in six categories.

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2015 Henry Mancini Award winners

The ceremony on Saturday honored high school musical theater achievement by 31 high schools from Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties.

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 The cast of "Mary Poppins," the 2015 spring musical performed by Elizabeth Forward High School students.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Mary Poppins,' Elizabeth Forward High School

“Mary Poppins” ran April 16-18.

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Nominees for the 2015 Henry Mancini Awards announced

The high school musical theater awards honor students in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties.

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 The company of "SHOUT! The Mod Musical" at Pittsburgh Obama Academy.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Shout!: The Mod Musical,' Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy

A student at Winchester Thurston School reviewed “Shout!,” which ran April 23-May 2.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'Leap of Faith,' Penn Hills High School

“Leap of Faith” ran April 17-26.

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 The cast of Pittsburgh CAPA High School performs in "Aida," the performing arts school's 2015 spring musical.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Aida,' Pittsburgh CAPA High School

“Aida” ran April 16-25.

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 Serra Catholic High School senior Clarissa Moore plays Queen Aggravain and sophomore Joseph Coccia plays Prince Dauntless in the school's performance of "Once Up A Mattress" at the high school April 30.

An appreciation: Serra Catholic's 'Once Upon the Mattress' rollicking fun

The small school north of McKeesport puts on an enthusiastic display of Mary Rodgers’ comedy.

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 The 2014 Gene Kelly Awards' best actress winner, Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Obama, center, playing the Tinman in "The Wiz" last year, was nominated again in 2015 for "SHOUT! The Mod Musical," the 25th year of the Allegheny County high school musical awards program.

25th annual Gene Kelly Awards names nominees

The high school musical awards for Allegheny County will crown winners at a Benedum Center ceremony on May 30.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'The Addams Family,' Riverview High School

“Addams Family” ran April 10-18.

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Kelly Critic Review: “Anyone Can Whistle,” Winchester Thurston School

“Anyone Can Whistle” ran April 24-26.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'Godspell,' Bishop Canevin High School

“Godspell” ran April 23-25.

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 The Cat in the Hat and Jo-Jo in "Seussical" at Avonworth High School.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Seussical,' Avonworth High School

“Seussical” ran April 17-25.

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 Hampton High School rehearses "The Addams Family," the school's 2015 spring musical.

Kelly Critic Review: 'The Addams Family,' Hampton High School

“Addams Family” ran April 17-25.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' Baldwin-Whitehall High School

“The Drowsy Chaperone” ran April 15-18.

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 Cast of "Return to the Forbidden Planet," Keystone Oaks High School.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Return to the Forbidden Planet,' Keystone Oaks

“Return to the Forbidden Planet” ran March 25-27.

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 The cast of "Mary Poppins," the 2015 spring musical at Northgate High School.

Kelly Critic Review: 'Mary Poppins,' Northgate High School

“Mary Poppins” ran March 21-28.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'Chicago,' West Allegheny High School

“Chicago” runs April 10 through April 18.

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 Pine-Richland High School's production of "Pippin."

Kelly Critic Review: 'Pippin,' Pine Richland High School

“Pippin” ran March 12-21.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'Footloose,' North Hills High School

“Footloose” ran March 19-28.

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Kelly Critic Review: 'Cinderella,' Pittsburgh Brashear High School

“Cinderella” ran March 19-22

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 A scene from the Quaker Valley High School 2015 spring musical "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Kelly Critic Review: “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Quaker Valley High School

“The Drowsy Chaperone” ran March 18-21.

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 Lead characters in "The Addams Family" at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

Kelly Critic Review: Our Lady of Sacred Heart's 'The Addams Family'

“The Addams Family” ran March 6-14.

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 In 2014, Amber Kaska played the title character in the Yough Senior High School performance of "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Post-Gazette guide to 2015 high school musicals

Here’s the annual list of spring high school musicals in Western Pennsylvania.

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