McAllen ISD holds 32 Palms Award nominations

 

 

McAllen ISD students earned a whopping 32 nominations for this year’s Palms Awards – a celebration of high school theatre in the Rio Grande Valley.

 

The second annual Palms Awards will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the McAllen Performing Arts Center (700 Convention Center Blvd.). The Palms recognizes outstanding performers in the high school theatre community. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or through Ticketmaster.

 

McAllen High School’s Production of Newsies led all musicals with 11 nominations. All three McAllen ISD musicals were selected as one of eight productions that will be competing in the “Best Production of a Musical” category.

 

“All three of our schools will be featured performers at the ceremony,” McAllen ISD Fine Arts Director Jim Egger said. “This is a very strong statement of the strength of our Theatre and Choir programs. This (event) is very much like the Tony Awards for professional theatre but geared for high school students. Congratulations to all of these very talented McAllen ISD theatre and choir students and their hard-working teachers.”

 

Here is the rundown of the McAllen ISD productions: Musicals - McAllen High Newsies – 11 nominations, Memorial High Sister Act – five nominations, and Rowe High Anything Goes – five nominations; Plays – McAllen High Luchadora – nine nominations and Rowe High Noises Off – two nominations.

 

High Schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley were given the opportunity to enter one musical production and play. Thirty-five productions from nine different school districts were entered. A panel of judges attended each production and developed the nominations.

 

Below is a list of the nominations for McAllen ISD:

 

McAllen High Musical Newsies (11 nominations)

 

  • Best Production of A Musical
  • Best Actor in a Lead Role in a Musical – Diego Rodriguez
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Alexa Ramirez
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Sean Solis
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Cinco Hernandez
  • Best Ensemble in a Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical
  • Best Technical Crew of a Musical
  • Best Choreography of a Musical
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical

    Memorial High Musical Sister Act (five nominations)
  • Best Production of A Musical
  • Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Musical – Kimberly Maldonaldo
  • Best Ensemble in a Musical
  • Best Technical Crew of a Musical
  • Best Choreography of a Musical

    Rowe High Musical Anything Goes (five nominations)
  • Best Production of A Musical
  • Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Musical – Briana Amaya
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Maia Giometa
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical
  • Best Choreography of a Musical

    McAllen High Play Luchahora (nine nominations)
  • Best Production in a Play
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Alejandra Tamez
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play – Diego Rodriguez
  • Best Ensemble in a Play
  • Best Featured Performer in a Play – Emmry Hornaday
  • Best Sound Design of a Play
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play
  • Best Costume Design of a Play

    Rowe High Play Noises Off (two nominations)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play – Belinda Zuniga
  • Best Featured Performer in a Play – Karla Santill