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Congratulations to the DeLaSalle Theatre program, whose production of “The Addams Family” earned 15 awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust SpotLight Education Program.  The SpotLight program includes educational and evaluation resources for high schools across the state.  DeLaSalle is one of 88 high schools to receive critical evaluation of their school musical by a professional theatre evaluator.  No high school received more awards in 2015-16 than DeLaSalle.

“The Addams Family,” one of six different productions of the De theatre Program in 2015-16, played to packed houses over two weekends in  March.  It’s no surprise to those audiences that, upon professional evaluation, the collective cast and crew earned eight SpotLight Awards for:

  • Outstanding Honors in Overall Performance,
  • Outstanding Honors in Ensemble Performance,
  • Outstanding Honors in Acting Performance by an Ensemble, and
  • Outstanding Honors in Overall Technical Team, as well as
  • Honorable Mention awards in Overall Production, Movement/dance Performance by an Ensemble, Technical Crew, and A/V board.

Individually, the Theatre Trust also recognized seven De thespians with awards:

  • Katie Wojda ‘17 and Jake Nelson ‘17 each were recognized for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role for their performances as Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively;
  • Anne Dubner ‘16 received Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role as Uncle Fester; and
  • Patrick Kennedy ‘17 received Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role as Lurch.
  • Ali Thornton ‘19 and Alec Chall `16 each earned Honorable Mention for Performance in a Leading Role as Wednesday and Pugsley Addams, respectively, and
  • Daniel Kussow ‘16 received the technical leadership nomination.

Because DeLaSalle’s production  was named for Outstanding Overall Performance, the cast will perform in a SpotLight Showcase on June 12 at 7:00pm at the State Theater in downtown Minneapolis.  In addition, five students — Sophie Braga ‘17, Dubner, Nelson, Bella Noyes ‘16, and Wojda – have auditioned for the SpotLight Triple Threat Award, and Braga will be joining a group of high school performers from across the state recognized for outstanding movement/dance.   According to criteria outlined by the Theatre Trust, “these students who audition not only have talent for singing, dancing and acting, but also show leadership ability and efforts to better their community through their art.”

Congratulations and good luck to all performers.

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