Share This Page

Hampton, Pine-Richland shows well represented in Gene Kelly nominations

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Local high school students will showcase their school districts' excellence in high school musical theater in Pittsburgh CLO's 24rd annual Gene Kelly Awards on May 24, including three school districts from the North Hills area.

Hampton High School and Pine-Richland High School led the nominations in the Tony Award style competition with 10 nominations each. North Hills School District received one nomination.

• Hampton High School staged “The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” in April and received nominations for Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design and Best Lighting Design in budget category II.

• Pine-Richland High School's “Thoroughly Modern Millie” received nominations for Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design in budget category III.

Hampton and Pine-Richland also received nominations for Best Musical, in budget category II and category III, respectively.

Awards for best musical, scenic design, costume design and lighting are presented in three budget categories, with level one the lowest and level three the highest. All other categories are judged and awarded without regard to budget.

Hampton High School also received nominations for Best All-Student Orchestra, Best Ensemble, Best Crew/Technical Execution, Best Choreography and Best Direction. Hampton High School senior Amanda Rulis also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Inga in “Young Frankenstein.”

Pine-Richland High School also received nominations for Best Crew/Technical Execution, Best Choreography and Best Direction.

Pine-Richland student Rush Hodgin received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Trevor Graydon III, and Jillian Schmidt received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Muzzy Van Hossmere in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Pine-Richland also had two students nominated for Best Actress. Abby Dionise was recognized for her role as Miss Dorothy Brown, and Alexis Loiselle received the nomination for her portrayal of Millie Dollmount.

North Hills High School received a nomination for Best All-Student Orchestra in its production of “42nd Street.”

Established in 1991, the Kelly Awards are an annual event founded by the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera to recognize and encourage achievement in high school musicals. This year, 29 local high schools participated in the Kelly Awards.

The 24th annual Gene Kelly Awards ceremony will be held at the Benedum Center on Saturday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or bhofstetter@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.