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Chaparral's Les Miserables nominated for 12 Bobby G Awards

PARKER – After drawing record crowds and wowing those audiences, it is no surprise that Chaparral High School’s (CHS) production of Les Misérables has now garnering award nominations.

Chaparral’s award winning theatre department brought Victor Hugo’s novel to life on the Chaparral stage in late February and early March. It is the second time the school had brought the Broadway hit to its stage. Chaparral was one of the first 50 high schools in America to produce Les Misérables ten years ago.

This year, the students did a magnificent job telling the powerful life story of Jean Val Jean, which is set against the French revolution and is set to the beautiful music of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer.
This week the Wolverines received word that they had been nominated for 12 regional Bobby G Awards. The Chaparral High School is the only Douglas County School to receive nominations and of the 15 schools nominated Chaparral received the most nominations. This after the production won awards at the National Performing Arts Festival in February.
Chaparral’s 2013 Bobby G Award Nominations
·         Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
·         Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role –Chris Maclean
·         Outstanding Performance by a Chorus
·         Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra
·         Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design – Emily Biffinger
·         Outstanding Achievement in Hair and Make- Up Design – Jessica Van Houweling
·         Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design – Patrick Hincliffe
·         Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design
·         Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
·         Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction
·         Outstanding Achievement in Direction
·         Outstanding Special Achievement Award Recipient – Performance by a Guest Artist - Erik Peterson
What are "The Bobby G Awards"?
Private and public high school musical theatre programs in the seven county Denver metro area are invited to compete in The Bobby G Awards, a regional high school musical theatre awards program feeding into the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) as a participating program for 2013 encouraging and rewarding outstanding achievements in the production of high school musical theatre. 
In this program, adjudicators - made up of professional working theatre artists - fan out across the seven county Denver metro area to attend the participating high schools' musical theatre productions. Using the standards set by the Bobby G training and criteria, as well as their own professional experience, the adjudicators complete extensive evaluation forms offering detailed feedback on all of the various elements involved with staging a musical production – including individual performances and technical aspects.
These evaluations will serve as a foundation for the nominations announced in early May 2013. The Bobby G Awards office reviews the evaluations made by the Adjudicators and analyzes the support material submitted by participants to determine the nominees. 
The entire program culminates in a ceremony on May 30, 2013, modeled after Broadway's Tony Awards - including performances from the shows nominated for outstanding overall production - where outstanding achievements by students and educators made in the areas of performance, design, direction, choreography, technical production and overall production excellence will be recognized with an award. 
The 2013 qualifying Bobby G Award winners for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding actress will progress to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards.

November 14, 2013 | By rmbarber | Category:

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