What’s better than being in the high school musical? How about a chance to shine in front of Canada’s leading musical theatre companies?
Rainbow Stage board member Judy Giesbrecht, and the education committee she chairs, adjudicated musicals at 13 high schools and three middle schools. In addition, a total of 26 scholarship applicants were interviewed for consideration.
Schools were assessed based on actors, chorus, director, management, costumes, orchestra, sound, lighting and set. The following schools received awards:
Westwood Collegiate – Aida
Mennonite Collegiate – Beauty and the Beast
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute – Beauty and the Beast
Lincoln Middle School – Aladdin Jr.
Highbury School – Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
The Scholarship winners, all from the performance category, include:
Chase Winnicky (Glenlawn Collegiate)
Christina Thanisch-Smith (Westgate Mennonite Collegiate)
Sarah Luby (Vincent Massey Collegiate)
Hannah Wigglesworth (Kelvin High School)
More information on school awards and scholarships offered by Rainbow Stage, and how to donate to them, can be found at www.rainbowstage.ca. A list of past winners is also available on the web site.
Awards for all schools and scholarships will be presented at the opening night of Sister Act, August 13, at Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park. Tickets to Rainbow Stage’s production of Sister Act can be ordered at 204-989-0888 or visit www.rainbowstage.ca for online ticketing.
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