And the Blue Star Award Winners Are…

And the Blue Star Award Winners Are…

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Education 

2016-05-20

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Blue Star Awards  Kansas City 

2016-05-20 CATEGORY: Education 

TAGS: Blue Star Awards  Kansas City 

 

The red carpet was rolled out, the seats were filled, and the stage was brimming with song and dance as Starlight Theatre recognized high achievers in Kansas City high school musical theatre at the 14th annual Blue Star Awards Ceremony on May 19. 

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, Starlight’s Blue Star Awards celebrate the talented students and high schools that continue to raise the bar for musical theatre excellence throughout metropolitan Kansas City and surrounding communities. A record 52 high schools producing 56 musicals participated in the Blue Star Awards during the 2015-16 school year. 

The following are the winners honored in 22 Blue Star Award categories: 

Outstanding Overall Production
Raymore-Peculiar High School            
The Pirates of Penzance

Outstanding Artistic Contribution by a Student    
Madison Loescher for Direction
Park Hill South High School 
The King and I

Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Alie Gillespie as Mabel 
Raymore-Peculiar High School
The Pirates of Penzance

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
Lucas Lowry as Chad
Shawnee Mission West High School
All Shook Up

Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role
Ady Shaw as Bonnie
Blue Valley High School
Anything Goes

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role
Nick Schneider as The Pirate King
Raymore-Peculiar High School
The Pirates of Penzance

Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role  
Lauren Taylor as Miss Andrew/Bird Woman
Olathe East High School    
Disney’s Mary Poppins

Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role
Conner Paulson as Reuben
Liberty North High School
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Outstanding Female Ensemble Member        
Madison Heizer as Lady in Waiting/Clan Ensemble
Lee’s Summit High School                      
The Pirate Queen

Outstanding Male Ensemble Member
Parker Hauptmann as Pirate
Raymore-Peculiar High School
The Pirates of Penzance

Outstanding Ensemble
Raymore-Peculiar High School
The Pirates of Penzance

Outstanding Orchestra
St. James Academy
Guys and Dolls

Outstanding Scenic Design and Construction, Tier I ($0-$1,950)
Excelsior Springs High School
The King and I

Outstanding Scenic Design and Construction, Tier II ($1,951+)
Liberty High School
Once Upon a Mattress

Outstanding Lighting Design
Shawnee Mission North High School
The Fantasticks

Outstanding Technical Crew
Lighting Crew
Lee’s Summit High School      
The Pirate Queen   

Outstanding Costume Design and Construction, Tier I ($0-$1,950)
Excelsior Springs High School
The King and I

Outstanding Costume Design and Construction, Tier II ($1,951+)
Liberty High School
Once Upon a Mattress

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design
Lee’s Summit High School
The Pirate Queen

Technical Achievement Award
Kelly Decker for Stage Management
Park Hill High School 
The Producers

Rising Star Scholarship Recipients
Blue Springs High School - Emily Workman
Liberty North High School - Romero Higareda

Starlight congratulates all of our 2016 honorees, as well as the many other talented students and schools nominated for Blue Star Awards! 

Click here to view the Blue Star Awards news release. 

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