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CAPA leads Gene Kelly nominations

And the nominees are …

The 2013 Gene Kelly Awards nominees are:

Best actor: Austin Adomitis from Central Catholic; Ryan Borgo from West Allegheny; Connor Cook from Plum; Nathan Pool from Avonworth; Angelo Ragghianti from Pittsburgh CAPA; Michael Zak

Best actress: Emma Baker from Avonworth; Maggie Brooks from Baldwin; Rachael Houser from Quaker Valley; Cassie Lombardo from Hampton; Maddie Kocur from Riverview; Katherine Rogers from Penn Hills

Best supporting actor: Greg Arcuri from Baldwin; Benjamin Blinn from Penn Hills; Lucas Grasha from Keystone Oaks; Peter Heres from Quaker Valley; Justin McCord from Woodland Hills; Brandon Pent from CAPA

Best supporting actress: Heather Catley from Penn Hills; Marika Countouris from Woodland Hills; Katie Manuel from Quaker Valley; Michala Williams from CAPA; Jen Yeager from Hampton ; Molly Young from Keystone Oaks

Best ensemble: Baldwin, “Hairspray”; Chartiers Valley, “9 to 5: The Musical”; Keystone Oaks, “The Drowsy Chaperone”; Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy, “Once On This Island”; 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: The Musical”; Pittsburgh CAPA, “In the Heights”; Quaker Valley, “Anything Goes”; Woodland Hills, “Young Frankenstein”

Best choreography: Chartiers Valley, “9 to 5: The Musical”;Keystone Oaks, “The Drowsy Chaperone”; Penn Hills, “All Shook Up”; Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy, “Once On This Island”; CAPA, “In the Heights”; Quaker Valley, “Anything Goes”

Best direction: Avonworth, “The Phantom of the Opera”; Central Catholic, “Curtains”; Chartiers Valley, “9 to 5: The Musical”; Keystone Oaks, “The Drowsy Chaperone”; Pittsburgh CAPA, “In the Heights”; Quaker Valley, “Anything Goes”

Best all-student orchestra: North Hills, “The Pajama Game”; Pine-Richland, “Big, The Musical”; Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy, “Once On This Island”; Pittsburgh CAPA, “In the Heights”; Plum, “Seussical”; Shady Side Academy, “West Side Story”

Best Musical

Budget Level I: Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy, “Once On This Island”; Pittsburgh CAPA, “In the Heights”; Quaker Valley, “Anything Goes”

Budget Level II: Avonworth, “The 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 Barack Obama Academy, “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: The Musical”; 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 The Musical”; 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 Barack Obama Academy, “Once On This Island”; Pittsburgh CAPA, “In the Heights”

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

Budget Level III: Baldwin, “Hairspray”; Pine-Richland, “Big, The Musical”; Woodland Hills, “Young Frankenstein”

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.

Details: 412-456-6666 or www.pittsburghCLO.org

Alice T. Carter is the theater critic for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7808 or

acarter@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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