Albion’s Tarzan named ‘outstanding musical’

Photos by Tom Rivers: Angela Tarricone starred as Jane in Albion High School's production of Tarzan, which won several awards during the Stars of Tomorrow program that honors high school theater productions in the Rochester region. Tarricone was named "outstanding leading actress" for Division B schools.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 May 2017 at 2:15 pm

Lyndonville-Medina production also recognized at Stars of Tomorrow

Albion and the Lyndonville-Medina theater productions were both recognized on Thursday for excellence in the annual Stars of Tomorrow program by the Rochester Broadway Theatre League.

Albion was one of four schools in Division B to be named an “outstanding musical” for its production of Tarzan. Albion also won for Outstanding Acting Ensemble, Outstanding Production Crew, and Outstanding Student Orchestra.

Thomas Bummer plays Gaston, an egotistical villain determined to marry Belle, who declines the offer in Beauty and the Beast. Gaston is shown here with five “Silly Girls” played by Sophia Cardone, Emily Green, Maisie Griffin, Cora Payne and Layna Viloria.

Lyndonville and Medina students worked together in their production of Beauty and the Beast. They won an award for Outstanding Singing Ensemble.

Student performers in both musicals also won individual awards, including:

Victor Benjovsky won an Outstanding Supporting Actor award for his role as “Kerchak,” the gorilla father in Tarzan. Benjovsky is shown here getting his makeup on before the March 31 show.

Leif Isaacson, left, played “Cogsworth” in Beauty and the Beast for Lyndonville-Medina. He also won an “Outstanding Supporting Actor” award. Cogsworth (Leif Isaacson) and Lumière (Christian Hahn).

Enoch Martin, as Tarzan in Albion’s production, was named an Outstanding Leading Actor. Martin swings into the jungle with Jane (played by Angela Tarricone), who was recognized with an Outstanding Leading Actress award.

Enoch Martin and Angela Tarricone now move on to a new competition. On May 25, they will go back to RBTL at 7 p.m. and will perform. It is an elimination contest. If they make it through the first round, they will advance to the next round, and the next, until there is only one winner for leading man and leading woman. The winners will go to New York City.

The public can also vote for them. The person who receives the most votes is called the “Fan Favorite” and will receive prizes (tickets to School of Rock, etc). Visit for Fan Favorite voting. Angela: text SOT02 to 75327 and Enoch: text SOT16 to 75327.

In addition, the following were recognized from Albion:

• Future Stars Award – Autumn Flugel and Maia Pate

• Special Recognition to the Special Olympics Club for their outstanding work on the gorilla costumes and flower/vine backdrop

• Adjudicator Tip of the Hat Award: Nate Grammatico, Evan Steier, Caleb and Tess Pettit, Brennan Moody, Donato Rosario and the Ape Family Ensemble.

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