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Grapevine High wins six Buckley awards for ‘Chicago’

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The winners in the other categories were:

Best Male Supporting Actor — Alexander Cook, Fort Worth Academy of Arts ( The Drowsy Chaperone)

Best Female Supporting Actor — Natalie Laboda, Timber Creek High School ( Footloose)

Best Ensemble — Grapevine High School

Best Orchestra — Grapevine High School

Excellence in Choreography — Chelsea Branscum and Faith Savage, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Excellence in Scenic Design (Budget Level I) — Zach Jernstrom and Stephanie Campbell, Central High School, Keller ( Little Shop of Horrors)

Excellence in Scenic Design (Budget Level II) — Erin Seeton, Mansfield High School ( The Drowsy Chaperone)

Excellence in Costume Design (Budget Level I) — Jerome Lewis and Crystal Bollinger, Grapevine High School

Excellence in Costume Design (Budget Level II) — Stormy Czupil and Kristi Salinas, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Excellence in Lighting Design (Budget Level I) — Nick Connolly, Keller High School ( The Wedding Singer)

Excellence in Lighting Design (Budget Level II) — Scott Luke and Alden Bird, Grapevine High School


Posted 7:19am on Friday, May. 24, 2013

Grapevine High School’s production of Chicago emerged as the big winner at the 13th annual Betty Lynn Buckley Awards at Casa Manana on Thursday night, garnering six awards that included best musical and best actress for Sarah Roach.

Also making an impressive showing at the awards ceremony honoring musicals presented by area high schools was the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, which took four awards, including best actor for Ben Allen, for its production of The Drowsy Chaperone.

The awards are named for the Broadway star and Fort Worth native who began her career at Casa Manana. In addition to trophies, winners in selected categories receive $1,000 scholarships.

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