Lots of recognition for Albion, Lyndonville-Medina school musicals at Stars of Tomorrow
ROCHESTER – Two musical productions by schools in Orleans County received lots of accolades Thursday night at the Stars of Tomorrow competition in Rochester, which recognizes the top school musicals in the Rochester area.
Albion and Lyndonville-Medina both won several awards. Albion, which competes with many large suburban schools in Division B, performed Into the Woods on March 29-30 and Lyndonville-Medina, in Division D, performed Sister Act from March 22-24.
Albion was recognized with the following awards:
• Outstanding Overall Musical
• Outstanding Production Crew
• Outstanding Orchestra
• Outstanding supporting actor for Nate Grammatico as Jack
• Outstanding supporting actress with Myleigh Miller as Little Red Riding Hood
• Adjudicator’s Tip of the Hat award to Laiken Ricker for her portrayal of Milky White
• Special Recognition to April Henchen (actress), Morgan Brower (costume design) and stage crew/production team members Dan Grabowski, Ashley Ames, Aisha Drisdom and Kyle Sidari.
• In addition, Enoch Martin, who had the lead role as the Baker, advances to round 2 of the Stars at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are free and available at the door. Martin is hoping to earn a spot competing at the NYC Jimmy Awards. He also has the opportunity to be chosen as “Fan Favorite” earning him 4 box seat tickets to the National Tour premiere of the new Donna Summer musical. To vote for him, text SOT12 to 75327. People can vote every 24 hours in that contest. Nate Grammatico also was nominated but decided not to be in that competition.
Lyndonville-Medina won the following awards for Sister Act:
• Outstanding student pit orchestra
• Outstanding acting ensemble
• Tip of the hat for Qasim Huzair, Sawyer Wilson, Anna Lewis and Sarah Cochrane
• Rising star awards to Layne Hodgins and Elizabeth Whipple