Northmont Drama Club earns multiple awards


Awards showcase recognizes achievements of productions and students

Staff Report



<strong>Josh Thompson (left) and Eric Payne holding the awards they received during this spring’s Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase.</strong>

Josh Thompson (left) and Eric Payne holding the awards they received during this spring’s Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase.


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Northmont Performing Arts Teacher Ranger Puterbaugh gives the thumbs up as he hovers over a table displaying all 24 awards garnered by the Northmont Drama Club.


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DAYTON — Tuesday evening June 11 the Northmont Drama Club walked away with a grand total of 24 awards from the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase, or the MVHSTA, held at the Schuster Center.

Here is a breakdown of what awards were won and which students got them.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

Josh Thompson as Robbie in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Recognized for Merit of a Lead Actor in a Musical

Tanner Henry as Sammy in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Gabe Markins as Sammy in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

Alec Avdakov as Glen in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Recognized for Merit of a Supporting Actor in a Musical

Eric Payne as George in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Julian Newsom as Glen in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Recognized for Supporting of a Lead Actress in a Musical

Elainah Skaroupka as Linda in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Connor Gray as Macbeth in ‘Macbeth’

Billy Pickrell as Banquo in ‘Macbeth’

Recognized for Merit of a Lead Actor in a Play

Eric Payne as Macduff in ‘Macbeth’

Recognized for Merit of a Lead Actress in a Play

Micah Via as Lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth’

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

Jeffrey Rucker as Ensemble Actor in ‘Too Much Light’

Recognized for Merit of a Supporting Actor in a Play

Tanner Henry as Malcolm in ‘Macbeth’

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

Ellie Bryant as Ensemble Actor in ‘Too Much Light’

Alexis Burton as Witch 1 in ‘Macbeth’

Jossalynne Wilt as Witch 2 in ‘Macbeth’

Elainah Skaroupka as Witch 3 in ‘Macbeth’

Recognized for Merit of a Supporting Actress in a Play

Kyrcee Vincent as Ensemble Actor in ‘Too Much Light’

Bailey Mescher as Ensemble Actor in ‘Too Much Light’

Outstanding Student Choreography

Josh Thompson as Fight Captain/Choreographer for ‘Macbeth’

Recognized for Merit of an Ensemble in a Play

Northmont’s production of ‘Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind’

Northmont’s production of ‘Macbeth’

Recognized for Merit of a Musical Production

Northmont’s Production of ‘The Wedding Singer’

Outstanding Production of a Play

Northmont’s production of ‘Macbeth’

The Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase is designed to celebrate, support, and advocate for high school theatre education throughout the Miami Valley region.

Born from the strong foundation laid by the DayTony High School Theatre Awards, the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards celebrate the accomplishments of area high school teachers and students by recognizing achievements in productions by participating Miami Valley area high schools. To participate, schools register to have their productions reviewed by a qualified team of adjudicators, who then provide directors with valuable feedback.

During the spring, the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards will present an awards showcase to recognize the outstanding achievements of high school productions and students. Modeled after the Tony Awards®, the showcase features outstanding performances from participating high schools and celebrates their enthusiasm, dedication, and talent while encouraging participating schools to grow and continue improving their programs.

Josh Thompson (left) and Eric Payne holding the awards they received during this spring’s Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase.
https://www.englewoodindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2019/06/web1_JoshThompason_EricPayne.jpgJosh Thompson (left) and Eric Payne holding the awards they received during this spring’s Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase. Contributed photo

Northmont Performing Arts Teacher Ranger Puterbaugh gives the thumbs up as he hovers over a table displaying all 24 awards garnered by the Northmont Drama Club.
https://www.englewoodindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2019/06/web1_RangerPuterbaugh.jpgNorthmont Performing Arts Teacher Ranger Puterbaugh gives the thumbs up as he hovers over a table displaying all 24 awards garnered by the Northmont Drama Club. Contributed photo
Awards showcase recognizes achievements of productions and students

Staff Report