Friday, July 22, 2016

Nominations for the AYAA Awards!

Arizona Young Actors' Alliance is happy to announce the nominees for the first ever AYAA Awards! 

You can click this link to vote on the FINAL nominees until August 4th at midnight

The winners will be announced the following evening.

The nominees are also listed below. Congratulations to the following people:

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Macy Wood - Mrs. Lovett - Sweeney Todd - Actor's Youth Theatre
Kaleigh Feuerstein - Tracy Turnblad - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Tatumn Zale - Veronica Sawyer - Heathers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Kayla Dobbs - Ariel - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Jessie Jo Pauley - Maria - West Side Story - Hale Centre Theatre

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Sarah Pansing - Anne Frank - The Diary of Anne Frank - Hale Centre Theatre
Bailey Smith - Beatrice - Much Ado About Nothing - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Emily Spets - Junie B. Jones - Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! - Fountain Hills Youth Theater
Peyton Flake - Penny Sycamore - You Can't Take It With You - Perry High School
Rachel Lundgreen - Bertie - The Haunted - Actor's Youth Theatre

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Vincent Pugliese - Melchior Gabor - Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Nathan Sheppard - JD - Heathers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Joey J Grado - Clyde Barrow - Bonnie and Clyde - Actor's Youth Theatre
Dale Mortensen - Sweeney Todd - Sweeney Todd - Actor's Youth Theatre
Josh Weisler - Edna Turnblad - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Grey Smith - Sidney - Merry Murders at Montmarie - Hamilton High School
Hale Stewart - Benedick - Much Ado About Nothing - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Noah Delgado - Guthry - The Haunted - Actor's Youth Theatre
Danny Blankemeier - Hildred - The Haunted - Actor's Youth Theatre
Jack Rose - Ebenezer Scrooge - A Christmas Carol - Brophy/Xavier College Preparatory

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Grace Lisicki - Penny Lou Pingleton - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Jessica Sinodis - Velma Von Tussle - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Tatumn Zale - Ursula - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Jessica Sinodis - Lucy/Beggar Woman - Sweeney Todd - Actor's Youth Theatre
Johnna Watson - Natalie - next to normal - Nearly Naked Theatre

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Mackenna Goodrich - Frau Bern - Merry Murders at Montmarie - Hamilton High School
Katie Rodin - Hero - Much Ado About Nothing - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Brooke Clements - Kathy - Merry Murders at Montmarie - Hamilton High School
Lily Swope - The Witch - Fairy Tale Courtroom - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Sarah Golden - O'Brien - Treasure Island - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Sam Primack - Moritz - Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Connor Brigola - Buck Barrow - Bonnie and Clyde - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Julian Mendoza - The Pharaoh - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Austin Porter - Tobias Ragg - Sweeney Todd - Actor's Youth Theatre
Griffin Fletcher - Grimsby - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Eddie Valencia - Fritz/X - Merry Murders at Montmarie - Hamilton High School
Patrick Steward - Claudio - Much Ado About Nothing - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Sebastian Harris-Wylde - Cadeuce - Miss Minnie's Melodramodeon - Fountain Hills Youth Theater
David Samson - Dr. Scott Rhodes - John Lennon and Me - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Patrick McGovern - Ghost of Christmas Present - A Christmas Carol - Brophy/Xavier College Preparatory

Best Vocalist
Adyson Nichols - Bonnie Parker - Bonnie and Clyde - Actor's Youth Theatre
Tatumn Zale - Veronica Sawyer - Heathers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Olivia Nienstedt - Jovie - Elf Jr. - Actor's Youth Theatre
Tatumn Zale - Ursula - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Lina Cappellano - Narrator - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy

Best Dancer
Paige Gagliardi - Native American Ancestor - The Addams Family - Hamilton High School
Hep Witzel - Ensemble - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Caroline Jackson - Potiphar's Wife - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Shawna Roden - Ensemble - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Kate Nienstedt - Tammy - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre

Best Direction of a Musical
Kenny Grossman - Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Zack Diepstraten - Sweeney Todd - Actor's Youth Theatre
Bobb Cooper - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Maureen Dias Watson - Heathers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Tracie Jones - Bonnie and Clyde - Actor's Youth Theatre

Best Direction of a Play
Christina Vail - Merry Murders at Montmarie - Hamilton High School
Marcus Ellsworth - The Haunted - Actor's Youth Theatre
Kenny Grossman - John Lennon and Me - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Jodie Weiss - Much Ado About Nothing - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Jim Fountain - You Can't Take It With You - Perry High School

Best Musical Direction
Marcus Ellsworth - The Addams Family - Hamilton High School
Tracie Jones - Bonnie and Clyde - Actor's Youth Theatre
Curtis Moeller - Heathers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Mark 4man - Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Mark Feary - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre

Best Choreography
Corrinne Mann, Kristen Malarkey, and Marcus Ellsworth - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Lynzee 4man - Bring It On - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Emma England - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Katie Casey - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Emily Starrett - Heathers - Greasepaint Youtheatre

Best Set Design
Gary Ellefson - Bonnie and Clyde - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Dori Brown - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Chris Burke - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Bobby Sample - Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Emma England - Shrek Jr. - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy

Best Lighting Design
Sarina Green - The Addams Family - Hamilton High School
Josh Hontz - Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Josh Lindblom - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Emma England - Bonnie and Clyde - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Jeff Davis - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy

Best Sound Design
Emma England - Bonnie and Clyde - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Taylor Hudson - Bonnie and Clyde - Actor's Youth Theatre
Josh Lindblom - The Hobbit - Actor's Youth Theatre
Pete Bish - The Producers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Josh Hontz - Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre

Best Costume Design
Emma England and Aurelie Flores - Shrek Jr. - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
Karol Cooper - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Jennifer Rosson - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Jean Aiken, Mickey Courtney, and Rhea Courtney - Heathers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Kathy Cappellano and Barb Napoletano - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy

Best Hair and Makeup Design
Dom Roberts - The Addams Family - Hamilton High School
Aeni Domme - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Cheri Lundgreen - The Haunted - Actor's Youth Theatre
Stephanie Wright - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
DeAndrea Vaughn - Twilight's Quest - YOUth Works at Theater Works

Best Stage Management
Kara Jenkins - The Addams Family - Hamilton High School
Tiffany Owens - The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Zack Diepstraten - Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
Rebekah Avila - Elf Jr. - Actor's Youth Theatre
Courtney Stevens - The Secret Garden - YOUth Works at Theater Works

The Tuck Everlasting Award: Most Likely to Be Immortal
India Chudnow
Ethan Shanker
Hep Witzel
Sam Primack
Mackenna Goodrich

The Hamilton Award: Most Likely to Be the Reincarnation of a Founding Father
Joey J Grado
India Chudnow
Grey Smith
Mason Reeves
Connor Brigola

The Rock of Ages Award: Most Likely to Become the Lead Singer of a Rock Band
Tatumn Zale
Vincent Pugliese
Sam Primack
Devon Policci
Bryce Dilullo

The Beau Jest Award: Most Likely to Hire a Fake Fiance to Impress His/Her Parents
Ethan Shanker
Alli Halliday
Julian Mendoza
Kale Burr
Devon Policci

The Legally Blonde Award: Most Likely to Fake His/Her Way into Harvard Law School
Jessica Sinodis
Tatumn Zale
Kayla Dobbs
Addison Bowman
Cami Benton

The Les Miserables Award: Most Likely to Start a Revolution (and Fail)
Vincent Pugliese
Ethan Shanker
Julian Mendoza
India Chudnow
Devon Policci

The Wizard of Oz "Ruby Slippers" Award: Best Dressed
Jessie Jo Pauley
Jessica Sinodis
Joey J Grado
Rebecca Galcik
India Chudnow

The Spamalot Award: Most Likely to Have a Diva Moment
Grace Napoletano
India Chudnow
Kayla Dobbs
Jessica Sinodis
Julian Mendoza

Best Play - High School
Merry Murders at Montmarie - Hamilton High School
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Highland High School
Romeo and Juliet - Chapparal High School
The Tempest - Arizona School for the Arts
You Can't Take It With You - Perry High School
The Chronicles of Narnia - Saguaro High School

Best Musical - High School
The Addams Family - Hamilton High School
The Addams Family - Brophy/Xavier College Preparatory
Peter Pan - Mesa High School
Little Shop of Horrors - Arizona School for the Arts
Mary Poppins - Brophy/Xavier College Preparatory
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Perry High School
Footloose - Perry High School
Urinetown - Desert Mountain High School
Carrie - Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Chapparal High School

Best Play - Community
John Lennon and Me - Spotlight Youth Theatre
The Haunted - Actor's Youth Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! - Fountain Hills Youth Theater
Fairytale Courtroom - Spotlight Youth Theatre
The Hobbit - Actor's Youth Theatre

Best Musical - Community
Hairspray - Actor's Youth Theatre
The Little Mermaid - Valley Youth Theatre
Spring Awakening - Spotlight Youth Theatre
Bonnie and Clyde - Actor's Youth Theatre
Heathers - Greasepaint
Sweeney Todd - Actor's Youth Theatre
Bring It On - Spotlight Youth Theatre
The Producers - Greasepaint Youtheatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy
The Little Mermaid - Christian Youth Theatre Phoenix

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