Several individuals also earn recognition
Maple Grove Senior High’s 2013 fall production of “Guys and Dolls” earned “Outstanding Overall Production” and “Outstanding Overall Performance,” from the SpotLight Awards. Having earned these honors, the MGSH cast has been invited to perform a medley from the production at the SpotLight Showcase next June.
Several individuals were also recognized with awards:
• Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Ryan Haff as Nathan Detroit
• Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Kevin Brown as Nicely Nicely Johnson and Matt Casey as Lt. Brannigan
• Honorable Mention in a Leading Role: Ryan Christensen as Sky Masterson; Coryn Jacobson as Sarah Brown; and Kylea Barnes as Miss Adelaide
• Honorable Mention in a Performance in a Supporting Role: Matt Czerniak as Benny Southstreet and Warner Nieborg as Harry the Horse
• Honorable Mention Performance in a Featured Role: Jared Peterson as Angie the Ox; Nate Stevens as Rusty Charlie; Peter Schmitz as Master of Ceremonies; and Tommy Gallager as Joey Biltmore.
Individual award winners will be invited to perform at the SpotLight Showcases June 8 to 9. Additionally, as an Outstanding Individual Honoree, Haff is eligible to compete for the Triple Threat Award at the SpotLight Showcase June 8 to 9.
The SpotLight Awards are a year-long endeavor of the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. Throughout the year, skilled evaluators attend and adjudicate SpotLight school musical theatre productions and provide constructive feedback to participating students and schools. Their achievements are celebrated at the SpotLight Showcase.
Schools receive honors based on their own merit and are not judged competitively against other schools. The evaluation is broken into three areas: Overall Performance, Overall Production and Individual Student Performance.