LIBERTY — Liberty North High School theater students received recognition from Blue Star for their achievements with their fall musical, “Cinderella.” The team has been nominated for 18 awards in 13 of 22 categories. Winners will be announced July 31.
Nominations for the group of more than 100 students include categories of overall production, ensemble and community impact.
Technical category nominations include: scenic design, lighting design, deck set crew, hair and makeup crew, lighting crew, and sound crew. Separate nominations went to hair and makeup design, orchestra, costume design and construction.
Individual nominations include:
• Technical Achievement: Ayriana Haney, Margaret Reams and Elizabeth Reams for costume design;
• Artistic Contribution: Hannah Samson for direction;
• Rising Star Scholarships: Joseph Lord and Hannah Samson;
• Featured Actress: Ava Wolesky; and
• Ensemble Actor: Garrett Lampert.
Students Sydney Davis and Theresa Sudholt were dance captains and choreographed a number. Students Simon Whitsitt and Jake Hagen were vocal music assistants.
Adults included Director David Young assisted by Kim Lenger and Rebecca Dempsey; Alan Bunch, music director; Leslie Bunch, accompanist; Kenny Personett and Mandy Pruett-Borgelt, choreographers; and Shane Fuller, orchestra conductor.
The Blue Star Awards program is sponsored by Starlight Theatre and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. A different adjudicator attends each of the three shows of the production and writes detailed comments about every aspect of the production. The panel of 35 adjudicators then discuss all shows and watch videos to determines nominations and awards.
This year, 54 schools presented 53 musicals. This is the 18th season for the awards program and Liberty North has earned the Best Overall Production nomination each year for the last five years.