2018 Dazzle Awards

Playhouse Square proudly held the third annual Dazzle Awards presented by Patricia & John Chapman on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Highlights

Playhouse Square introduced the new “Spirit of the Dazzle Awards," to be awarded to the student who most embodies camaraderie, passion and an infectiously positive attitude throughout rehearsal week as identified by the Dazzle Awards creative team.

Also new in 2018 was the PNC Red Carpet. Student reporters representing participating high schools interviewed and photographed their classmates for school news programs, newspapers, social media channels and yearbooks.

26 schools participated in the 2018 Dazzle Awards program.

View below for highlights including Dazzle Award recipients, photos and footage from the PNC Red Carpet!

2018 Dazzle Award Recipients 

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The Nancy and A.J. Stokes Best Student Orchestra

Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC, Chicago

Best Scenic Design

Solon High School, The Secret Garden

The Nancy and A.J. Stokes Best Technical Execution

Solon High School, The Secret Garden

Best Costume Design

Rocky River High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot

Best Choreography Execution

Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC, Chicago

Best Ensemble/Chorus

Euclid High School, In the Heights

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Featured Performer

Miraya Russell, CMSD All-City Arts Program (‘Nautica’ in Bring It On)
Miraya won a Best Supporting Actress Dazzle Award last year for her portrayal of ‘Addaperle’ in The Wiz.

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Supporting Actress

Brianna Mosley, Mayfield High School (‘Flotsam’ in The Little Mermaid)

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Supporting Actor

Stephen Hall, CMSD All-City Arts Program (‘La Cienega’ in Bring It On)

The Connor Family Best Musical (Tier 1 – Budget less than $10,000)

Rocky River High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
(Rocky River also won the 2016 and 2017 Dazzle Awards in this category.)

The Connor Family Best Musical (Tier 2 – Budget $10,000 or more)

Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC, Chicago

The Spirit of the Dazzle Awards

Payton St. John, Magnificat High School

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Actress

Reyna Moran, Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLE (‘Velma Kelly’ in Chicago)
Reyna won in this category last year for her portrayal of Vanessa in In the Heights.

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Actor

J.R. Heckman, Solon High School (‘Archibald Craven’ in The Secret Garden)
J.R. won in this category in 2016 for his portrayal of Donkey in Shrek the Musical.

2018 Photos

View our Flickr Photo Album for photos of the 2018 Dazzle Awards. 

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2018 PNC Red Carpet

View footage of the 2018 PNC Red Carpet.

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