By Alice T. Carter| Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11:21 a.m.
The Pittsburgh CAPA production and performers of “In the Heights” received a dozen nominations for the 2013 Gene Kelly Awards.
Keystone Oaks' “The Drowsy Chaperone” and Quaker Valley's “Anything Goes” were each nominated in eight categories.
In all, 22 of the 27 high-school productions will be eligible to win in one or more categories when winners are announced May 25 at the Benedum Center, Downtown.
Over the past three months, a panel of 32 performing-arts educators, arts administrators, entertainment professionals and performers attended performances at 29 Allegheny County high schools. That panel of judges then met May 3 to review highlights from the shows and participate in discussions.
Nominations and awards for best scenic design, costume design, lighting design and production are evaluated in three budget divisions, with Budget Level I as the lowest. Nominations and awards in the nine remaining categories are considered without respect to budget levels.
The nominees for best actor and best actress will be competing for the opportunity to represent Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's Gene Kelly Awards in the fifth-annual National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City on Monday, July 1. For more information on the National High School Musical Theater Awards, visit www.nhsmta.com.
In addition to the more than 20 Kelly Awards presented at the event, several cash and university scholarships will be awarded.
The 23rd Annual Gene Kelly Awards show will begin at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Benedum Center. Tickets will be priced at $35; $20 for students, when they go on sale May 15.
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