2017 Dazzle Awards

The 2017 Dazzle Awards ceremony, held on May 20, 2017, was the second annual high school musical theater awards event held at Playhouse Square. 


At the start of the show, Playhouse Square's then-President and CEO Art J. Falco announced that the Dazzle Awards would from that time forward be known as the Dazzle Awards presented by Pat and John Chapman in recognition of their generous support of the program.

23 schools participated in the 2017 Dazzle Awards program.

View below for highlights including Dazzle Award recipients and photos!

2017 Dazzle Award Recipients 

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The Nancy and A.J. Stokes Best Student Orchestra
Wadsworth High School, Aida

Best Scenic Design
Open Door Christian Schools, Annie  

Best Technical Execution
Aurora High School, Anything Goes 

Best Costume Design
Marion L. Steele High School, Guys and Dolls

Best Choreography Execution
Magnificat High School, Annie

Best Ensemble/Chorus
Magnificat High School, Annie

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Featured Performer
Jacob Johnson, CMSD All-City Arts Program (‘Royal Gatekeeper’ in The Wiz)

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Supporting Actress
(There is a tie in this category.)
Cassandra Knaggs, Hawken Upper School (‘Mme. Thenardier’ in Les Miserables)
Miraya Russell, CMSD All-City Arts Program (‘Addaperle’ in The Wiz)

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Supporting Actor
Noah Pigza, Willoughby South High School (‘Benny Southstreet’ in Guys and Dolls)

The Connor Family Best Musical (Tier 1 – Budget less than $10,000)
Rocky River High School, Legally Blonde
(Rocky River also won the 2016 Dazzle Award in this category.)

The Connor Family Best Musical (Tier 2 – Budget $10,000 or more)
Hawken Upper School, Les Miserables (School Edition)

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Actress
Reyna Moran, Akron School for the Arts (‘Vanessa’ in In the Heights)

The John and Patricia Chapman Best Actor
Brandon Schumacker, Rocky River High School (‘Emmett Forrest’ in Legally Blonde)

Dazzle Awards Archives 2017

2017 Photos

View our Flickr Photo Album for photos of the 2017 Dazzle Awards. 

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