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MHS Students Compete for National Musical Theatre Awards

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(Submitted by MHS Theater Instructor – Mrs. Cynthia Calhoun)


(Maricopa) Adjudicators from Arizona State University Gammage came to see Beauty and the Beast, the Mariciopa High School’s Theater Department’s Spring musical. With this adjudication, the students and the department are competing for Outstanding Musical at the Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards, to take place on June 3rd at 7pm at Gammage Auditorium located on the Tempe campus of ASU. Theater Instructor – Cyndi Calhoun commented, “Not only are we competing as a company for our whole musical, but six students were nominated in their particular roles.”  The Best Lead Male and Female from Gammage's Awards night will have the opportunity to travel to New York City this summer and compete in the 2017 Jimmy Awards (the high school version of the Tony Awards).


If you'd like to attend Gammage's awards night and see our students perform one of our Beauty and the Beast numbers, you can purchase tickets ($5 each) through Ticketmaster (search Gammage, June 3rd).  Calhoun further stated, “Even though the event is general seating, the event is definitely a red carpet affair. Please wish the following students ‘break a leg’ when you see them!”

    Maricopa High School- FINAL NOMINEE LIST




Best Lead Male- Carlos O. Venegas (Beast)

Best Lead Female- Lillian Chitwood (Belle)

Best Supporting Male- Nikolas Mase (Lumiere)

Best Supporting Female- Brook Perona (Wardrobe)

Outstanding Dancer- Chaienne Zoller

Outstanding Vocalist- Carlos O. Venegas


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