Theatre Students Take Home 16 Honors

Amy Barnard

This winter's student-produced musical pulled in sixteen honors from Hennepin Theatre Trust's Spotlight Education program. The play, "Junie B. Jones, the Musical," demanded a certain amount of creativity and flexibility in order to pull it off while following social distancing safety guidelines. A little ingenuity and a lot of hard work brought in the following accolades:

Outstanding Group Awards

Students holding large cards with letters dancing and singing with their teacher.

Overall Performance

Ensemble Performance

Overall Technical Team

Light & Sound Crew


Outstanding Individual Awards

Junie and Daddy sitting at a table talking

Performance in a Leading Role — Ava Knight (Junie B. Jones)

Performance in a Supporting Role — Tollef Currell (Daddy)

Technical Leadership — Zac Anderson (Director) and Owen Hagedorn (Sound Designer)


Honorable Mention Group Awards

Junie sitting in classroom with chairs socially distanced and math problems up on the board. Junie is talking to the audience

Achievement in Musical Theatre

Overall Production

Acting Performance

Costume Crew

Run Crew


Honorable Mention Individual Awards

Sheldon holds to very large cymbals, ready to clap them together, as cheerleaders perform behind him.

Performance in a Supporting Role — Solomon O'Bert (Sheldon Potts)

Performance in a Supporting Role — Kaari Classen (Mother/Gladys Gutzman)

Technical Leadership — Tessa Bianchi (Choreographer)


Evaluator Shout Outs

Students hold drawings up. Girl in front holds a drawing of a clock and is looking to the right towards other students.

Evan Paton

Sofia Howland

Kayla Riddley


Congratulations to all of the students who worked on this production!

  • Awards
  • fine arts
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