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More exciting news from Mesa Encore Theatre! Last night some extremely talented Youth performers were recognized from MET productions. MET was blessed to have each and every one of these brilliant and NICE students join us. At the National Youth Arts Awards ceremony : Supporting Actor- Alex Tuchi as Artful Dodger, Oliver! Lead Actor- Asher Angel as Oliver, Oliver! Guest Ensemble (Youth Ensemble in adult production)- Oliver! Best Youth Actress Overall for 2014-2015 Season, all productions - Jacquelin Brecker as Louise and Lead Dancer, Carousel (just one of her outstanding performances) Asher performed "Where Is Love?" at the ceremony, as well. Thank you, Asher, for your service to the NYA Awards! Thank you to all the parents for your support and sacrifices as you encourage and enable your children to follow their dreams. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL for well-deserved recognition!!
AriZoni nominations: supporting actress in a non-contracted play Jamie Hass Hendricks in Doubt; supporting actress in non-contracted musical Chelsea Umeda in Avenue Q and Alanna Kalbfleish in Carousel; supporting actor in a musical Andrew Lipman in Avenue Q; Tuna Christmas David Barker and Ben Tyler as guest actors; lighting Clare Burnett for Avenue Q; sound design John Schoenwolf for Avenue Q; artistic specialization puppet design Avenue Q Shaun Michael McNamara, Tanner Stuff and Michael Harris; music direction Debra Jo Davey and Jay Melberg for Avenue Q; 39 steps original music Drew Nichols; actress in major role Doubt Shari Watts, Dixie Swim Club Katiebelle Collins, Sammie Lideen in Oliver; actor in major role Marshall Glass Doubt, Asher Angel in Oliver; director Shaun Michael McNamara for Avenue Q; best overall production Doubt, Avenue Q
A lovely time was had by all! Thanks to everyone who made it out to our Awards Celebration! Here are the winners (if you weren't able to make it, you will receive your award in the mail - unless some friend took it for you...then you have to check with them) ACTOR IN A MAJOR ROLE Joseph Cannon as Billy Bigelow in Carousel ACTRESS IN A MAJOR ROLE Laura Terry as Kate Monster in Avenue Q ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Alan Khoutakoun as Paul in A Chorus Line ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Chelsea Umeda as Christmas Eve in Avenue Q ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Emma Walz SOUND DESIGN Tom Drewnowski / A Chorus Line SET DESIGN Bryan Rosen / Avenue Q LIGHTING DESIGN Jeff Davis/ Carousel COSTUME DESIGN Mickey & Rhea Courtney/ Oliver! PROPS DESIGN Becky Martinez & Brian Foley/ 39 Steps HAIR/MAKE-UP DESIGN Joe Navan / Oliver! CHOREOGRAPHY Jennifer Cafarella / Carousel MUSIC DIRECTION Debra Jo Davey/ Godspell DIRECTOR Brian Foley / 39 Steps OVERALL PRODUCTION Avenue Q All of the Producers and Stage Mangers were also honored, plus several Techies: Jason Walz, Emma Walz, Cheryl Briley, Ryan Kirkpatrick and Tanner Stuff Black Box on Brown awards went to Katibelle Collins as Supporting Actress in Dixie Swim Club, Marshall Glass as Actor in a Major Role for Doubt, Shari Watts as Actress in a Major Role for Doubt, Kent Burnham as Director of Doubt, Wendy Smith as Amazing Techie for Tuna Christmas, and Doubt was recognized as Best Production. Avenue Q won for best attendance at the event :D
The nominations are in! Here are the nominees for the 2014-15 MET Season. Join us on June 22nd for the Awards Celebration! ACTOR IN A MAJOR ROLE Rudy Ramirez as Jesus in Godspell David Chorley as Fagin in Oliver! Kent Burnham as Richard Hannay in 39 Steps Joseph Cannon as Billy Bigelow in Carousel Ryan Malikowski as Princeton in Avenue Q Jean-Paoul Clemente as the Director in A Chorus Line ACTRESS IN A MAJOR ROLE Sammie Lideen as Nancy in Oliver ! Melissa Powers as Annabelle and Pamela in 39 Steps Brenda Jean Foley as Julie Jordan in Carousel Laura Terry as Kate Monster in Avenue Q Audrey Sullivan as Cassie in A Chorus Line ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Jeffrey Davey as Mr. Bumble in Oliver! Michael Shuey as Nicky in Avenue Q Nathan Spector as Rod in Avenue Q Corey Gimlin as Al in A Chorus Line Alan Khoutakoun as Paul in A Chorus Line ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Barbara McBain as Widow Corney in Oliver! Alanna Kalbfleisch Carrie in Carousel Anne-Lise Koyabi as Gary Coleman in Avenue Q Rachel Redleaf as Lucy in Avenue Q Chelsea Umeda as Christmas Eve in Avenue Q Kim Cooper-Schmidt as Maggie in A Chorus Line Jacqui Notorio as Sheila in A Chorus Line Riane Roberts as Val in A Chorus Line Megan Rose as Diana in A Chorus Line Elizabeth Schmitt as Kristine in A Chorus Line SOUND DESIGN Canyon Stewart / Godspell John Schoenwolf / Oliver! John & Tanya Schoenwolf / Carousel John Schoenwolf / Avenue Q Tom Drewnowski / A Chorus Line SET DESIGN Brian Foley / Godspell Michelle Thompson & Rachel Smallwood / Oliver! Brian Foley / 39 Steps Douglas Clarke / Carousel Bryan Rosen / Avenue Q Jason Walz / A Chorus Line LIGHTING DESIGN Collin Mulligan / Godspell Collin Mulligan / Oliver! Bret Reese / 39 Steps Jeff Davis/ Carousel Clare Burnett / Avenue Q Blake Lumley /A Chorus Line COSTUME DESIGN Mickey & Rhea Courtney/ Godspell Mickey & Rhea Courtney/ Oliver ! Anastaria Scheider / 39 Steps Mickey Courtney / Carousel Suze St. John / Avenue Q Noel Irick / A Chorus Line PROPS DESIGN Brian Foley / Godspell Amanda Holt / Oliver ! Becky Martinez & Brian Foley/ 39 Steps Trine Bradshaw / Carousel JennAfer Sankar /Avenue Q Wendy Smith / A Chorus Line HAIR/MAKE-UP DESIGN Joe Navan / Oliver! Becky Martinez / 39 Steps Sarah Wolter / Carousel CHOREOGRAPHY Brian Foley/ Godspell Noel Irick / Oliver! Jennifer Cafarella / Carousel Noel Irick / A Chorus Line MUSIC DIRECTION Debra Jo Davey/ Godspell Debra Jo Davey / Oliver! Debra Jo Davey/ Carousel Debra Jo Davey and Jay Melberg/ Avenue Q Debra Jo Davey/ A Chorus Line DIRECTOR Brian Foley / Godspell Rusty Ferracane / Oliver! Brian Foley / 39 Steps Phillip Fazio & Sarah Wolter / Carousel Shaun Michael McNamara / Avenue Q Peter J. Hill / A Chorus Line OVERALL PRODUCTION Godspell Oliver! 39 Steps Carousel Avenue Q A Chorus Line