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Ridgefield High School theater productions receive 14 Halo Award nominations

After a successful return to live performances and enthusiastic, full capacity audiences, the Ridgefield High School 2021-22 theatrical productions of “All in the Timing” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” received a combined 14 nominations for the 19th annual Halo Awards.

The Halo Awards are presented annually by Seven Angels Theater of Waterbury and celebrate the best of high school theater in Connecticut. More than 70 high schools throughout the state participate, and in a return to pre-pandemic form, the awards will be presented live at the Palace Theater in Waterbury over three nights.

The fall production of “All in the Timing” was nominated for Best Contemporary Play and Best Performance by a Cast in an Ensemble Production, with individual nominations for Henry Regnery (Don) for Best Male Standout Performance, and Nate Cohen, Henry Regnery, Motria Holian and Audrey Huff collectively nominated for Best Specialty Ensemble.  Behind the scenes, Henry Regnery, Motria Holian, Audrey Huff and Asterix Lombardo were nominated for Best Props Design and/or Management.

RHS’s spring musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'' received nominations for Best Contemporary Musical, Best Performance by a Cast in an Ensemble Production, and Best Orchestra, as well as individual nominations for Emma Young (Logainne) for Best Comic Female Performance, Henry Regnery (Leaf) for Best Comic Male Performance, and Millie Altopp (Olive’s Mom) for Best Female Standout Performance.  Nominations for technical achievement were given to Asterix Lombardo for Best Stage Management, Emmett Joyce for Best Original Cover Design or Artwork and the entire cast for Best Hair and/or Makeup Design and/or Execution.

Ridgefield High School’s achievements will be recognized in a ceremony at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Tuesday, May 31..  Tickets may be reserved by visiting www.sevenangelstheatre.org.

Photo Caption:  The cast, crew and orchestra of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” nominated for nine 2022 Halo Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 31 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.

Photo Credit: Bing Liem

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