SHS wins musical theater award

June 14, 2017 by  

The Shelton High School drama club had great results at the state’s musical theater awards for high school.

The high school’s musical for the spring semester, “Bring It On”, brought the drama club 12 nominations at the June 5th ceremony at Waterbury’s Palace Theatre. This was the first piece the school had done for the competition. The club took home one award but according to Joseph Sedlock, advisor to the drama club, the students were not interested in awards.
The students wanted to display their talents, practice what they loved, and endorse the state’s theatre community. Sedlock added that the students had fun and did well, even earning standing ovations. It was deemed important for the students to be appreciated for their extra effort and talents as they represent Shelton High School.

Schools with drama programs from Rhode Island, New York, and Connecticut can participate in the Connecticut High School Musical Theatre awards. Judges analyzed and critiqued each of the 17 schools that entered on what they could do better. Each school competed for 14 awards in areas such as musical direction, chorus, orchestra, choreography, lobby design, lead and supporting actor and actress, ensemble, performers, and the production as a whole. The award the Shelton High School drama club won was Best Supporting Actor for Robert Collazo.

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