Local students and school theatre groups received honors in the Stars of Tomorrow program sponsord by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League.It was a celebration of the area’s performing arts programs Thursday as Stars of Tomorrow honored the best of high school musicals. Students from 38 schools performed scenes from Footloose and Cinderella to Big and Seussical the Musical as four schools per division in each category were recognized.
The 32 students recognized in the best actor and actress categories will move on to a new competition on May 24. At another event at the Auditorium Theatre, they will narrowed down American Idol-style until there’s one in each category left to represent the nine-county Rochester region at the state level in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in June. The 32 also are featured at rochesterhp.com/StarsofTomorrow, where people can vote on who should win “fan favorite,” which carries a cash prize.
High schools choose to have their musicals juried to compete in the event sponsored by Rochester Broadway Theatre League.
Here are the winners.
Outstanding Leading Actor
Division D:Ethan Fletcher, Geneseo; Michael Dodge, Warsaw; Josh Carey, Wheatland Chili; Patrick Hogue, Wheatland Chili.
Division C:Colin Nims, Gananda; Austin Matson, Greece Odyssey; Darnell Jordan, Sodus; Trevor Thayer, Williamson.
Division B:Shaun O’Dea, Livonia; Joseph Gonzalez, Midlakes High School; John Connors, Newark High School; Noah Barnes, North Rose-Wolcott High School.
Division A:Ed Rubenacker, Brockport High School; Nick Talarico, Gates-Chili High School; Eric Schutt, Greece Arcadia ; Paul Urriola, Webster Schroeder.
Outstanding Leading Actress
Division D:Grace Kovach, Le Roy; Maureen Edwards, Notre Dame; Margaret Gayford, Warsaw; Allison Smith, Wheatland Chili.
Division C:Allie York, Gananda; Brenna Griggs, Marion; Morgan D’Eredita, Mynderse Academy; Meghan Doorty, Romulus.
Division B:Mary Elizabeth Martin, Albion; Kirstie Mosher, Livonia; Emily Collins, Our Lady of Mercy; Emily DesCamp, Midlakes.
Division A:Emma Andriatch, Brockport; Kaley Swigart, Victor; Alyssa Willmartch, Webster Schroeder; Rebecca Rand, West Irondequoit.
Outstanding Acting Ensemble
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Geneseo; The Secret Garden, Notre Dame; All Shook Up, Warsaw; Seussical the Musical, Wheatland Chili.
Footloose, Gananda; The Wedding Singer, Greece Odyssey; Guys & Dolls, Marion; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Romulus.
Sunset Boulevard, Midlakes; Kiss Me Kate, Newark; Urinetown, North Rose-Wolcott; The Secret Garden, Our Lady of Mercy.
All Shook Up, Canandaigua; Bye Bye Birdie, Gates-Chili; Xanadu, Rush Henrietta; Big, West Irondequoit.
Outstanding Singing Ensemble
Fiddler on the Roof, Avon; The Music Man, Elba; How to Succeed in Business, Geneseo; Suessical, Wheatland-Chili.
The Wedding Singer, Greece Odyssey; Children on Eden, Mynderse; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Romulus; Anything Goes, Williamson.
The Sound of Music, Albion; Hairspray, Aquinas; Kiss Me Kate, Newark; Urinetown, North Rose-Wolcott.
All Shook Up, Canandaigua; Bye Bye Birdie, Gates-Chili; A Christmas Carol, Greece Arcadia; Fiddler on the Roof, Webster Schroeder.
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