awards & accolades

2021 DISTRICT THESPIANS &
ONE-ACT FESTIVAL

DA did a fabulous job at Districts Take 2 on Saturday, December 11th! As you know, there was an emergency at Creekside High on November 20th, and Districts had to be rescheduled for the 11th. Less than ideal, but the students made it happen! 

We took 61 pieces and received the following scores

  • 58 Superiors 

  • 2 Excellents

  • 6 Critic's Choice

 

Critic's Choice Winners:
•    Samantha Nelson, Choreography
•    Auggie Pulliam, Monologues
•    Evan Gray & Auggie Pulliam, Duet Musical
•    Evan Gray & Jade Livingston, Duet Acting
•    Alanna Carter, Solo Musical
•    Max Grenadier, Scenic Design 

 

Of these, they competed in the Critic's Choice Showcase with the 14 other pieces that won Critic's Choice from the district. At the Showcase:

  • Alanna Carter received the highest award for the District, our District Representative, which the judges selected as the piece that most exemplified excellence at the Festival.

  • Evan & Auggie received runner-up for District Rep.

  • Evan & Jade received 2nd runner-up for District Rep, a DA clean sweep!

  • Samantha Nelson received runner-up in the Tech Category for District Rep. 

 

At the One-Act Festival on December 5th, we received the following awards:
•    Nick Nasta received Best Actor
•    Samantha Nelson received Best Supporting Actress
•    Vivienne Gianneschi received All-Star Performance

 

We are so, so proud of the students' performances this fall! Give them all a congrats when you see them this week!
 

2022 NATIONAL YOUNGARTS WINNERS

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In early December, Senior Musical Theatre majors Jessica Coleman and Auggie Pulliam were named National YoungArts Award Winners, the highest national honor a student actor can receive. They will go on to participate in National YoungArts Week in 2022 with the 18 other winners from around the country. See the full list of 2022 YoungArts Winners.

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APPLAUSE AWARDS FOR
"A CHORUS LINE"

DASOTA received nominations for the regional Applause Awards for "A CHORUS LINE!" This is a regional competition with 25 high schools in the Orlando/Central Florida area. (As of this year, DA is grandfathered in to participate as there is no Northeast Florida division). 

 

Both casts were adjudicated separately and were nominated for the following Applause Awards:

Cast A
Outstanding Lead Performer: Alex Agaliotis, Christina Dyches, Sirena de la Rosa, Samantha Nelson
Outstanding Supporting Performer: Brooke Little, Vivienne Gianneschi, Catherine Tetzlaff, Jade Livingston, Olivia DeMaio, Abigail Douglas, Brian Davis, Jalen Jones, Nick Nasta, Auggie Pulliam
Outstanding Actor: Catherine Tetzlaff, Auggie Pulliam, Chris Agaliotis
Outstanding Singer: Abigail Douglas, Isaias Cordero, Sirena de la Rosa, Jade Livingston, Jhalena Sulcer
Outstanding Ensemble
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Direction
Outstanding Musical Direction
Outstanding Orchestra
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Costume Design 
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Stage Manager
Outstanding Technical Achievement 

 

Cast B
Outstanding Lead Performer: Evan Gray, Nina Simone Diaz, Mack Jones, Ella Brisson 
Outstanding Supporting Performer: Alanna Carter, Josie Frein, Ben Sandlin, Trinity Quinto, Natalie Ealum, Olivia Lynch, DJ DeJesus
Outstanding Actor: Alanna Carter, Trinity Quinto, DJ DeJesus
Outstanding Singer: Josie Frein, Nina-Simone Diaz
Outstanding Dancer: Israel Haynes
Outstanding Ensemble
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Direction
Outstanding Musical Direction
Outstanding Orchestra
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Costume Design 
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Stage Manager
Outstanding Technical Achievement 

 

The Applause Award winners will be announced on May 6th, as well as the nominees for Best Musical. 

The Awards ceremony will take place in early June. 

 

Congrats everyone! 

 

Read more about the Applause Awards Program.
 

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