Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces Nominations for 2014 Pavilion Awards

Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces Nominations for 2014 Pavilion Awards

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced the nominees for their twelfth annual "Pavilion Awards" which recognize Outstanding Achievement in local high school theatre. For the eighth year, First Niagara Bank serves as the Corporate Sponsor for this program, which allows for many categories within the musical and non-musical genres. Musicals in consideration were held at the Cortland, Dryden, Groton, Homer, McGraw and Tully High Schools. Non-musical plays were also presented at Cortland, Homer and Tully. The nominees are as followings:

Musical: Oklahoma! (Cortland), The Music Man (Dryden), Beauty and the Beast (Groton), Guys and Dolls (Homer), The King and I (McGraw) and Tarzan (Tully).

Play: Clockwork (Cortland), King Lear (Homer), and The Girls of the Garden Club (Tully).

Ensemble (musical): Oklahoma! (Cortland), The Music Man (Dryden), Beauty and the Beast (Groton), Guys and Dolls (Homer), The King and I (McGraw) and Tarzan (Tully).

Ensemble (play): Clockwork (Cortland), King Lear (Homer), and The Girls of the Garden Club (Tully).

Leading Actor in a Musical: Jack Gerhard (Cortland), Will Hansen (Dryden), Kyle Chrismer (Groton), Zack Sovocool (Homer), David Perfetti (Homer), Trayton Tanudjaja (McGraw) and Drew Deal (Tully).

Leading Actress in a Musical: Margaret Hoeschele (Cortland), Brenna Hahne (Dryden), Michaela Dunham (Groton), Robin Baumeister (Homer), Rachel McNeil (Homer), Hilary Dwyer (McGraw) and Carolyn Zobel (Tully).

Leading Actor in a Play: John Ruquet (Cortland), Jack Gerhard (Cortland), and Erik Gustafson (Homer).

Leading Actress in a Play: Hannah Mekeel (Cortland), Samantha Anderson (Homer), Lilly Gustafson (Homer) and Madalyn Luke (Tully).

Supporting Actor in a Musical: Alex Reynolds (Cortland), Cameron Hass (Groton), Luke Lauchle (Groton, Zack Ossit (Groton), and Andrew Niver (McGraw).

Supporting Actress in a Musical: Faye Khibkin (Cortland), Emma Cleary (Cortland), Helena Rankin (Groton), Carley Legg (McGraw), and Madison Morgan (Tully).

Supporting Actor in a Play: David Perfetti (Homer), Jake Elkins (Homer), Wyatt Bush (Homer) and Drew Deal (Tully).

Supporting Actress in a Play: Michaela Pace (Cortland), Liz Redenback (Homer), Isabella Puente (Tully), and Kirsten Soos (Tully).

Featured Actor in a Musical: Kenny Tallman (Groton), Tristin Cooper (Groton), K J Ulrich (Homer), Benjamin Ackley (McGraw) and Kurt Gauss (Tully).

Featured Actress in a Musical: Bailey Windhausen (Cortland), Alexis Scarlata (Groton), Brooke Jackson (Groton), and Dez LaFave (Tully).

Featured Actor in a Play: Stephen Hyde (Homer), Jared Pace (Homer), Jacob Jensen (Homer) and David Fuller (Homer).

Featured Actress in a Play: Sierra Wilhoit (Cortland), Molly Wagner (Cortland), Jordan Green (Homer), and Kiara Lee (Tully).

"Rising Star" - for middle school students: Patrick Murphy (Dryden), Donovan Avery (McGraw), Tristin McGuiness (McGraw), Peyton Wolf (Tully), and David Ball (Tully).

Student Written One-Act Play: All nominees are from Cortland High School - "Cumulative Impudence" by Jack Gerhard and Alex Klaes, "Our Worst Critic" by John Ruquet, "The Bus Stop" by Matthew Porter and "The Thirteenth Wish" by Katie Musci and Rhianna Eleck.

Technical Achievement: Collin Wildridge (Dryden), Reid Bush (Groton), Jeffrey Steinhoff (McGraw), Kiara Lee (Tully) and Isabelle Puente (Tully).

Theatre-As-Education: "Beauty and the Beast" at Groton and "Tarzan" at Tully.

Also the students themselves will pick a "Most Valuable Player" from each production. This award is chosen for the person involved in the production who went above and beyond the call of duty for their show. This recognition is voted on and chosen by the cast and crews themselves; no outside judges are involved.

Scholarships are also available for graduating seniors who are pursuing higher education in the theatre arts. Members of the CRT Board of Directors Youth Programming Committee decide the recipients of these scholarships.

For the productions and acting awards, volunteer judges attended the shows. All are involved with Central New York theatre in some way, whether as a performer, technician, within the educational system or as an avid theatre-goer. In each category, the nominees who received the most votes have been selected as finalists. In the event that a judge is unable to attend a performance, the total number of points each nominee receives is divided by the number of judges attending to determine ranking. Factors such as the size of the role, number of songs, time on stage, etc. determine the category in which each actor is placed.

The Pavilion Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 9th at 7:00 pm at the Little York Pavilion, home to CRT. The awards will be presented on the set for CRT's first show "Boeing Boeing" and each school will perform a musical number from their show at the ceremony. Presenters will include actors, administration and staff of the 2014 CRT summer season, as well as representatives from First Niagara Bank. The CRT Board of Directors will host a reception beforehand as a Meet-and-Greet for the actors from different schools. Call 607-756-2627 for more information.

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