Quaker Valley's 'Anything Goes' earns eight Gene Kelly nominations, including best musical, best actress
Quaker Valley's production of “Anything Goes” received eight nominations for the 2013 Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's Gene Kelly Awards, including best musical.
The school tied with Keystone Oaks' “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Only Pittsburgh CAPA's “In the Heights” received more nominations — 12. Nominations were announced Thursday.
Senior Rachael Houser was nominated for best actress for her performance as Reno Sweeney.
In addition, sophomore Peter Heres received a nod for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and junior Katie Manuel was nominated in the best supporting actress category for her role as Erma.
In addition Quaker Valley was nominated for:
• Best Crew/Technical Execution
• Best Choreography
• Best Scenic Design, Budget Category I
• Best Direction
The nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress compete for a chance to represent Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's Gene Kelly Awards in the fifth annual National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City July 1.
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.
Nominations and awards for best scenic design, costume design, lighting design and production are evaluated in three budget divisions with Budget Category I as the lowest.
Remaining awards categories are considered without budget considerations.
The 23rd annual Gene Kelly Awards show will begin at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Benedum Center.
Tickets, which go on sale May 15, will be $35, $20 for students.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Pittsburgh CAPA's production as “Once on This Island.” CAPA performed “In the Heights.”
Add Bobby Cherry to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
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.
- Sewickley Valley comes to fire victim’s aid
- Sewickley farm market builds on sense of community
- Serafini: History’s repeat of styles not always a good thing
- Just Write: It’s July, it’s hot, it’s busy — time to slow down and think Christmas