Congratulations to the Nation Ford High School for winning Best Choreography Execution at Sunday’s Blumey Awards for their performance of “Young Frankenstein.”
The high school also had several nominations for the performance, including Wells Fargo Best Musical (Tier 1), Best Overall Direction, Best Costume Creation, Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Actor (Jackson Ringley as Frederick Frankenstein) and Best Actress (Gracie Bentley as Inga).
Nation Ford Student Bethany Houston also won a Technical Achievement Scholarship on Sunday.
Fort Mill High School also had several nominations for its production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Their nominations included Best Actor (Will Roque as Adam), Best Actress (Gillian Huntley as Milly), Best Supporting Actor (Emmett Froebrich as Gideon) and Best Featured Performer (Spencer Dulin as Frank).
The Blumey Awards program recognizes and celebrates the best in high school musical theater and fosters even greater achievements in the future. The awards were presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday at Belk Theater in Charlotte.
The Blumey Awards and performances will be broadcast on WTVI on May 28th at 8pm, May 30th at 9pm, June 22nd at 6pm and June 23rd at 2pm.
Similar to Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center created The Blumey Awards to recognize talent in high school musical theater in the greater Charlotte area. There were 47 schools competing this year. Each school’s musical was viewed and evaluated by a panel of three judges, who awarded points according to detailed guidelines.