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High-school productions, performers honored at Kelly awards

| Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:03 p.m.

A sold-out crowd gathered May 28 at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO honored Allegheny County's finest high-school performers at the 26th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater.

Named for legendary performer and Pittsburgh native Gene Kelly, the annual celebration emphasizes the importance of arts education and recognizes the time, energy and dedication that local high schools devote to their musical productions each spring.

Patterned after the Tony Awards, the ceremony included live performances by the best musical nominees and best actor/actress nominees.

The Charles Gray Award for Special Achievement in Arts Education was presented to Pittsburgh Dilworth, in recognition of its arts education program.

This year, Pittsburgh CLO awarded $95,000 in scholarships to several college-bound seniors at the ceremony.

Best musical

Budget level I: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Budget level II: Chartiers Valley for “Les Misérables”

Budget level III: Baldwin for “Big Fish”

Best scenic design

Budget level I: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Budget level II: Chartiers Valley for “Les Misérables”

Budget level III: Woodland Hills for “Peter Pan”

Best costume design

Budget level I: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Budget level II: Hampton for “Monty Python's Spamalot”

Budget level III: Woodland Hills for “Peter Pan”

Best lighting design

Budget level I: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Budget level II: Chartiers Valley for “Les Misérables”

Budget level III: Woodland Hills for “Peter Pan”

Other categories

Best actor: Devin Moore of Chartiers Valley for Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables”

Best actress: Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy for Doralee Rhodes in “9 to 5: The Musical”

Best actor in a supporting role: Alexander Wood of Hampton for Sir Dennis Galahad/Prince Herbert in “Monty Python's Spamalot”

Best actress in a supporting role: Ariel Squire of Pittsburgh CAPA for Rosalia in “West Side Story”

Best all-student orchestra: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Best ensemble: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Best crew/technical execution: Woodland Hills for “Peter Pan”

Best execution of choreo-graphy: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Best execution of direction: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

Best execution of music direction: Pittsburgh CAPA for “West Side Story”

The winners for best actor and best actress will represent Pittsburgh CLO's Gene Kelly Awards in the seventh-annual National High-School Musical Theater Awards in New York City on June 27.

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