Dates Announced for 47th ANNUAL BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE STUDENT THEATER FESTIVAL
The Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) and Newtown Arts Company have announced that the dates for the 47th Annual Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival will be May 8th, 9th and 12th-16th, 2014 at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.
This year marked the return of the festival to the newly reopened Playhouse after an absence of two years. The BCP Student Theater Festival, produced by Newtown Arts Company and The Playhouse, featured 26 high schools and middle schools from the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area. The festival took place over six days beginning on Monday, April 22nd and welcomed over 700 students, plus an all -star roster of adjudicators and workshop teachers.
"The Bucks County Playhouse is proud to have welcomed such a talented group of young adults back to this historic stage. The competition for the Student Theater Festival gets stronger each year, and this year's contestants have raised the bar." said Jed Bernstein, BCP's Producing Director.
"One of the highlights of this year's festival has been to witness the positive support students exhibited for each other. No matter which school they represented, applause and cheers greeted each performance." said Newtown Arts Company President, Nancy Pickering.
This year's festival was made possible in part by a generous contribution from our sponsor, ShopRite.
Other festival partners included Bitter Bob's Authentic BBQ, McDonald's, Blue Penguin Yogurt, and Millevoi Brothers Auto Centers.
The winners of the 46th Annual Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival included:
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: Christ the King Middle School, Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Lawrence High School,Neshaminy High School
Outstanding Production - "The Audition" - Lawrence High School
Outstanding Actor - Harris Rothfeld - "Voices" - Neshaminy High School
Outstanding Actress - Kaitlyn Jones - "Voices" - Neshaminy High School
Outstanding Ensemble - "Hard Candy" - Neshaminy High School
Outstanding Student -Directed Production - "An Old Beagle Called Amour" - Hunterdon Central Regional High School
Outstanding Featured Actor - Shane O'Toole - "The Audition" - Lawrence High School
Outstanding Featured Actress - Phoebe Torsilieri - "Postcards"-
Hunterdon Central Regional High School
Adjudicator's Award for Excellence - Emma Anderson Beavers - "The Audition" -
Lawrence High School
ShopRite Spotlight Award - Daniel Shubiak - "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" -
Christ the King Middle School
Emily Tolnay - "Voices" - Neshaminy High School
Outstanding Solo Performance - Sara Urbaniak - "Mystery of Edwin Drood" -
Christ the King Middle School
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: Clayton High School, Fair Lawn High School, Mater Dei Preparatory School, Vineland High School
Outstanding Production - Vineland High School - "The Wedding Singer"
Outstanding Actor - Vineland High School - "The Wedding Singer" - Elias Rivera
Outstanding Actress - Vineland High School - "The Wedding Singer" - Miranda Vidro
Outstanding Ensemble - Fair Lawn High School - "Runaways"
Outstanding Featured Actor - Fair Lawn High School - "Runaways" - Matthew Mucha
Outstanding Featured Actress - Fair Lawn High School - "Runaways" - Lexi Rosenblum
Adjudicator's Award for Excellence - Fair Lawn High School - "Runaways"
ShopRite Spotlight Award - Mater Dei Preparatory School - Megan Lenehan
Fair Lawn High School - Trevor Brawn
Mater Dei Preparatory School -- Catherine Cahill
Outstanding Solo Performance - Clayton High School - "Hairspray" - Shaylyn Money