Milton High School’s “Cabaret” which won six awards in the 2018 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards.
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N. Fulton high school won Georgia’s best overall musical production

A Milton High School production won six awards in the 2018 Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, including best overall production. 

The school’sCabaret” also won the following categories: ensemble, sound, scenic design, best performance by a supporting actor (Harrison Lewis) and best performance by a featured performer (Louis Sellers).

Also known as the Shuler Hensley Awards, more than 70 schools from 29 Georgia counties entered the statewide competition this year. A live awards show with a red carpet, student performances and a live orchestra aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting on April 19.

Other metro Atlanta schools and students were also in the spotlight. Parker Jennings of Greater Atlanta Christian School won best performance by a leading actress in “My Fair Lady,” and Laughton Berry of Tri-Cities High School won best performance by a leading actor in “Pippin.”

Jennings and Berry will travel to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway on June 25.


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Other 2018 metro Atlanta winners include:

• Mount Paran Christian School’s “Oklahoma!;”  Costumes; Jenn Fitzpatrick

• Roswell High School’s “Legally Blonde;” Best performance by a supporting actress; Jessie Kirtley

Metro Atlanta scholarship winners include:

• Smiley For Kylie Foundation Scholarship: Ava Williams of Providence Christian Academy; Ciara Pyszynski of Greenbrier High School; Benjamin Reardon of King’s Ridge Christian School

• College Audition Project (CAP) Ultimate Package Scholarship: Jonathan Marciniak of The Artios Academies Of Sugar Hill

• Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive Scholarship: Sydney Lewis of Allatoona High School

• The Performers Warehouse Summer Intensive Scholarship: Parker Jennings of Greater Atlanta Christian School; James Sterner of The Artios Academies of Sugar Hill

• Morrell Memorial Music Education Scholarship: Margaret Ausband of The Artios Academies of Sugar Hill

Last year, Johns Creek High’s “Cinderella” and King’s Ridge Christian School’s “Guys and Dolls” were nominated for best overall production, but lost out to “Les Miserables” by Heritage High, a Conyers school. Nearly 60 Fulton County students were involved in the 2017 program, with three schools taking home accolades. Sixteen DeKalb students took part that year.


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