First Annual Ovation Awards, May 19, 2012 Wharton Center
First Annual Ovation Awards
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC THEATRE
Date/Time: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Open to the public, General Seating
Information: Dana Brazil
Assistant Education Director
517-884-3166 or email@example.com
EAST LANSING, MI.− Some of Michigan’s most talented high school students are coming together Saturday, May 19 at Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre for the first annual Ovation Awards. The award is a celebration of outstanding achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performances for both a male and female lead in a high school musical theatre production. It also honors the teacher’s and the school’s commitment to excellence in performing arts education.
Twenty-seven thespians from across the state have been nominated for the award by their theatre/music directors. One male and one female will win an Ovation Award and will go on to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City this June.
The evening will include a selection of Broadway tunes and dance performed by the students, culminating in the awards ceremony.
This is not a ticketed event and parking will be free in the ramp adjacent to Wharton Center. For more information, contact Dana Brazil atdana.brazil@whartoncenter or 517-884-3166.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS and COMMUNITIES:
Skyline High School
John Glenn High School
Wylie Groves High School
Clarkston High School
Swan Valley High School
Flushing High School
Grand Rapids Christian High School Grand Rapids
Okemos High School
Onekama Consolidated Schools
South Lyon East High School
Traverse City High School
Waverly High School
Pewamo-Westphalia High School
Maple Valley High School
The Ovation Awards partnership includes Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Broadway in Detroit and Broadway Grand Rapids. The Ovation Awards are generously supported by Mrs. Nancy Passanante.