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Wooster School Theatre Receives 17 HALO Nominations!

Wooster School is participating in the 20th Annual Halo Awards, which are being held on May 30, 31 and June 1 at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT.

Nearly 90 Connecticut high schools participated in this year’s Halo Awards, which recognize and celebrate student achievements in all aspects of theatre: acting, technical theatre, directing, and more. Wooster School was recognized with 17 nominations for its productions of CLUE and GODSPELL, including “Best Play” and “Best Classical Musical.” This year the cast of GODSPELL will be performing “All For The Best” during the awards ceremony.

Tickets to the event are now on sale, and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (203) 757-4676. More information will be available on the 2023 Halo High School Theatre Awards site.

The Wooster School scheduled award date is Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Wooster School’s Nominations

7 Nominations for Clue

Best Lighting Design And/Or Execution:

Antoinette Erian for Clue

Best Sound Design And/Or Execution:

Christos Chiotis and Todd Muralles for Clue

Best Running Crew:

Run Crew for Clue

Best Stage Management:

Gianna Anconna (PSM) for Clue

Best Performance By A Cast In An Ensemble Production:

Wooster School: Clue

Best Male Standout Performance In An Ensemble Production:

Campbell Greenberg as Wadsworth in Clue

Best Play:

Wooster School: Clue

10 Nominations for Godspell

Best Comic Female Performance In A Musical:

Sadie Drahzal as Socrates/Sonia in Godspell

Best Scene Design And/Or Execution:

Yabi Segalla and Ale Greco for Godspell

Best Props Design And/Or Management:

Hannah Rogell, Ellie Brower and Logan Rao for Godspell

Best Dancing:

Wooster School: Godspell

Best Chorus:

Wooster School: Godspell

Best Performance By A Couple or Dynamic Duo In A Musical:

Lucca Carlevarini and Sadie Drazhal as Peggy and Sonia in Godspell

Best Performance By A Cast In An Ensemble Production:

Wooster School: Godspell

Best Male Standout Performance In An Ensemble Production:

Will Thaler as Jesus in Godspell

Best Female Standout Performance In An Ensemble Production:

Amelie Simard as Buckminster Fuller/Joanne in Godspell

Best Classical Musical:

Wooster School: Godspell

More information about the Halo Awards

Seven Angels Theatre, Greater Waterbury’s only Equity Professional Theatre, is preparing for our 18th Annual High School HALO Awards! The HALOS is the biggest High School Theatre Award Program in Connecticut, honoring student participation in all areas of high school theatre throughout the state.

The HALOS recognizes the contributions of students, and ONLY students, to their high school theatre programs. It is also the only program to recognize ALL aspects of theatre: not just musicals but plays, technical theatre, design and more.

In 2003, Seven Angels Theatre, a non-profit Equity regional theatre in Waterbury, joined with 12 high schools in the Greater Waterbury area to establish this program. Last season, the program included 62 schools divided into two divisions, primarily along geographical lines. Once you register the program, the HALO Awards Committee will send a theatre representative to each production your school registers. That adjudicator submits an evaluation.

Teachers/Directors are asked to submit a Production Detail Form that allows you to share pertinent information that might not be visible to the naked eye. Lastly, we request a simple DVD of each production as a reference only so that other judges can view the show and compare their own observations to the primary evaluation. At the end of the school year, the volunteer judges meet to share their observations and produce a slate of nominees in each category. These professional volunteers are committed to unbiased recognition of the many aspects that go into a production. They work hard to make sure that all talent is recognized and all schools are acknowledged and honored.

Halo Awards Presented by Seven Angels Theatre

Seven Angels Theatre

To learn more, visit http://www.woosterschool.org/ or contact Wooster School Admissions at (203) 830-3916.

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