Local thespians named Stars of Tomorrow

Staff Reports Posted 9 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Albion and Lyndonville/Medina musicals are honored

Photo by Sue Cook – Regan Stacy (Little Red Riding Hood) and the Christian Hahn (The Wolf) perform an energetic dance number together as Red tries to escape his clutches. Stacy was honored in the “Stars of Tomorrow” program for her performance.

ROCHESTER – The Albion and Lyndonville/Medina drama departments both were honored Thursday in the annual “Stars of Tomorrow” program through the Rochester Broadway Theatre League.

Both programs compete in Division B, which includes many large suburban districts. Albion (The Wiz) and Lyndonville/Medina (Into the Woods) were honored for outstanding production crew. Albion was recognized for outstanding student orchestra. Lyndonville/Medina was honored for outstanding singing ensemble.

Photo by Tom Rivers – Albion students perform The Wiz in late March. This group incudes Steven Stauss as Lion, Josh Raymond as Scarecrow and Kyle Thaine as Tinman.

This was the third production where Medina students have joined Lyndonville for the annual spring musical that is performed in Lyndonville. The program received many awards through the “Stars of Tomorrow.” In addition to the ones already stated, Thomas Follman (as Jack) and Joseph Mangiola (as Rapunzel’s Prince) were named outstanding supporting actors. Regan Stacy (as Little Red Riding Hood) was named an outstanding supporting actress.

Photo by Sue Cook – Cinderella’s Prince (Nate Pace) and Rapunzel’s Prince (Joseph Mangiola) sing about each of their chosen princesses and how magnificent the two women are during a performance of Into the Woods. Mangiola was named a best supporting actor.

The RBTL also gave a “Tip of the Hat” award to Deanna Mangiola who played “Jack’s Mother” in Into the Woods.

Special recognition, submitted by the musicals’ directors, also was announced for Miranda King of Albion and Tiffani Durow of Lyndonville/Medina.