Valley Christian High School Theatre Department's spring musical Oklahoma! was nominated for four awards at the 2017 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors, sponsored by CMT San Jose & Broadway San Jose.
Valley Christian Nominations:
Best Overall Production
Best Lead Actor - Eric Gaydon
Best Supporting Actor - Ashish Prasad
Best Supporting Actress - Julia Fernandez
The students will prepare scene selections of their show and perform for the judges on May 22 at 7pm at the Center for Performing Arts in downtown San Jose. Everyone is invited to attend!
The Outstanding Actor and Actress winners overall from the Bay Area will be sent to the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) - also known as the Jimmy™ Awards - in New York City, where they’ll perform on a Broadway stage before industry experts, and compete for scholarship opportunities to NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.
This is the second nomination for Eric Gaydon, who was also nominated for his role in 42nd St. in 2016.
In 2015, Carley Madsen won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Pinocchio in "Shrek, The Musical."
In 2014, VCHS won Best Production for "Into the Woods," with three other winners: Abby McLachlan - Best Actress; Alexis Garrett - Best Supporting Actress; Tyler Reynolds - Best Actor. Both Abby McLachlan and Tyler Reynolds went to New York for the Jimmy Awards and workshops.
Congratulations to our 2017 nominees and the entire cast, crew and production team of Oklahoma!