Shorecrest's "Cinderella" nominated for Broadway Star of the Future Awards

by: Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair Arts & Humanities Department
Congratulations to the Cinderella Cast & Creative Team, which has received the following Nominations for the 2018-2019 Broadway Star of the Future Awards:
  • Outstanding Musical: "Cinderella"
  • Outstanding Actor: Dominic Hoefer (Prince Topher)
  • Outstanding Actress: Senna Prasatthong-osoth (Ella aka Cinderella)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performer: Jordan Tralins (Madame aka Stepmother)
  • Outstanding Direction: Bill Leavengood & Cheryl Lee
  • Outstanding Musical Direction: Michael McCarthy
  • Outstanding Choreographer: Cheryl Lee 
Broadway Star of the Future Awards are Regional awards affiliated with the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) or the Jimmy™ Awards. The Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor is awarded annually to two grand prize winners selected from a group of student performers representing participating professional theatres nationwide.

Directors Bill Leavengood '78 & Cheryl Lee will be notified by May 10 if Shorecrest thespians are Award Recipients, and if they are invited to perform at the Tony-inspired Awards Showcase in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa on Sunday, June 2 at 2pm.

The nominees for Outstanding Actor, Actress and Supporting Performer are already invited to participate in the Opening and Closing numbers for the Awards Showcase. If "Cinderella" is selected as the Outstanding Musical, Shorecrest will be asked to prepare a 5-minute "Cinderella" medley to be performed at the Awards Showcase. 

At the Broadway Star of the Future Showcase in Tampa, Winners of Best Performance by an Outstanding Actor and Best Performance by an Outstanding Actress will be selected. Winners are then invited to attend the Jimmy Awards / National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City, expenses paid. Participants experience a week of private coaching, master classes, and rehearsals with theatre professionals and they receive opportunities for merit scholarships, professional advancement, and other prizes.

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