FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 4/24/2003
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jamie Pringle, Trinity High School, 817-571-0271 x 6159
|And the Nominees are...Trinity High School Theatre Department Earns 11 Nominations for the coveted Betty Buckley Awards.
The following theatre students from Trinity High School are nominated for the prestigious Betty Buckley Musical Theatre Awards for their work in the musical production, LUCKY STIFF:
BEST MUSICAL – Trinity High School – LUCKY STIFF
LEAD ACTRESS – Jennifer Parczwska – for the role of “Annabel”
LEAD ACTOR – Jonanthan Hill - for the role of “Harry”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Clarissa Betts - for the role of “Rita”
Kat Ewing - for the role of “Dominique”
BEST STUDENT DIRECTION – Tabbatha York
BEST STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY – Amy Gibbs
BEST ENSEMBLE – Entire Cast
BEST CREW AND TECHNICAL EXECUTION – Entire Crew
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN – Gregg Fields & Bryan Harman
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Megan McClary & Alex Womack
The Betty Buckley awards will be presented at the Bass Hall on Monday, May 5. Trinity students Clarissa Betts and Jonathan Hill will represent the school in the opening production number. Just as with the Academy Awards and the Tony Awards, the entire LUCKY STIFF cast will perform the opening number of the show live that evening since they are in the running for Best Musical of the Year.
Trinity's theatre department is under the direction of Jamie Pringle, herself a professional actress who still tours the country with professional companies and stars in productions at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and in Dallas Summer Musicals. Pringle said continuing to act professionally helps her relate to students better.
"I learn so much when I'm out there, on stage," she said. "It makes me a better teacher.
The Betty Lynn Buckley Awards, named in honor of Fort Worth’s own Tony award-winning actress Betty Lynn Buckley, celebrates excellence in musical theatre production among participating Tarrant County high schools. Any high school in Tarrant County that is producing a fall, winter or spring musical is eligible to participate in the program. A panel of distinguished judges views each production and then votes for a winner in each of the 16 award categories.
For more information, visit the awards web site, http://www.casamanana.org/blb_awards.htm.