2019 Dazzle Awards

Playhouse Square proudly held the fourth annual Dazzle Awards presented by Pat and John Chapman on Saturday, May 18, 2019. 

Highlights

As part of a new technical theater apprenticeship, two students - Maya Kohrman of Hawken Upper School and Ethan Korvne of Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC - shadowed the Dazzle Awards lighting and sound designers, observed the creative process with the director/choreographer and music director and applied their skills with the stage management team. 

30 schools participated in the 2019 Dazzle Awards program.

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

2019 Dazzle Award Recipients

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Best Student Orchestra
Willoughby South High School, Annie Get Your Gun (Revival)

Best Technical Execution
Willoughby South High School, Annie Get Your Gun (Revival)

Best Scenic Design
Solon High School, Beauty and the Beast
Solon also won this category last year and in 2016. 

Best Costume Design
Rocky River High School, Singin’ in the Rain
Rocky River also won this category last year.

Best Choreography Execution
Rocky River High School, Singin’ in the Rain 

Best Ensemble/Chorus
Solon High School, Beauty and the Beast

Best Featured Performer
Owen Stickney, Rocky River High School (‘R.F. Simpson’ in Singin' in the Rain)

Best Supporting Actress
Jenai Mosley, CMSD All-City Musical (‘Andy Lee’ in 42nd Street)

Best Supporting Actor
Matt Rajko, Willoughby South High School (‘Buffalo Bill Cody’ in Annie Get Your Gun (Revival))

The Spirit of the Dazzle Awards
Sydney Montique, Mayfield High School

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

Best Actress
Margo Tipping, Walsh Jesuit High School (‘Mrs. Malloy’ in Hello, Dolly!)

The Connor Family Best Musical (Tier 1 – Budget less than $10,000)
Rocky River High School, Singin’ in the Rain
Rocky River has won this category for all four years of the Dazzle Awards.

The Connor Family Best Musical (Tier 2 – Budget $10,000 or more)
Solon High School, Beauty and the Beast

2019 Photos

View our Flickr Photo Album for photos of the 2019 Dazzle Awards.

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PNC Red Carpet

Watch footage of the 2019 PNC Red Carpet. 

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