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Prep Players theater group wins 2 Halo Awards
Posted 06/18/2018 09:45AM

 

Prep Players theater group wins 2 Halo Awards

View a gallery from "Peter and the Starcatcher" clicking the image above.

The Prep Players, Fairfield Prep's theater group, won two Halo Awards for its work in the fall 2017 production, "Peter and the Starcatcher."

The Starcatcher cast as a whole won an award for "Best Props Design And/Or Management." For the show – a prequel to the classic story of Peter Pan - the cast members used found objects from their homes that they turned into swords, spears and ships for the show.

For the same show, Audrey Burns won an award for "Best Female Standout Performance in an Ensemble Play or Musical" for her performance as Molly Aster.

Audrey Burns, right, in her role as Molly Aster. Francis Ohe '19, playing Peter, is on the left.

"This year challenged these students to give totally of themselves and commit to each other and the process on a whole new level," said Megan Hoover, Theater Director and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. "It was truly a privilege to work with such a focused and dedicated group of young people. Their willingness to take risks and push themselves demands that I do the same with them. Their work this year truly cannot be measured by nominations and awards, but this is a wonderful way to recognize their achievements."

The honors were given out during the Halo Awards Ceremony at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury on May 30. During the awards ceremony, Prep Players performed a scene from the recent spring musical, Godspell, which can be viewed here.

In total, the Prep Players earned 14 nominations, including nods for performance, choreography, and original art. (See the full list of nominations below).

Here are some highlights from "Peter and the Starcatcher" from our Youtube page.

Prep Players 2018 Halo Award Nominations

BEST COMIC MALE PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Teddy Whiteman as Smee in Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST COMIC FEMALE PEFORMANCE IN A PLAY:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Mackenzie Wenzel as The Fighting Prawn in Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST ORIGINAL PROGRAM COVER DESIGN OR ARTWORK:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Jack Wheeler for Godspell

BEST PROPS DESIGN AND/OR MANAGEMENT:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Cast of Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST FEATURED DANCER

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Taylor McCuaig in Godspell

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Mackenzie Wenzel, Sydney Middleton, Taylor McCuaig for Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST SPECIALTY ENSEMBLE:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: On The Willows in Godspell

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A COUPLE OR DYNAMIC DUO OR MORE IN A PLAY:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Thomas Rudden & Teddy Whiteman as Black Stache & Smee in Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN AN ENSEMBLE PLAY OR MUSICAL:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST MALE STANDOUT PERFORMANCE IN AN ENSEMBLE PLAY OR MUSICAL:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Thomas Rudden as Black Stache in Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST FEMALE STANDOUT PERFORMANCE IN AN ENSEMBLE PLAY OR MUSICAL:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Audrey Burns as Molly Aster in Peter And The Starcatcher
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Audrey Burns as Judas in Godspell

BEST CONTEMPORARY PLAY:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Peter And The Starcatcher

BEST CLASSICAL MUSICAL:

  • Fairfield College Preparatory School: Godspell

 

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