Fox Cities PAC recognizes local students in the high school musical theater program

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center announces the recipients of recognition for the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program for the 2021-22 school year.

During the school year, 24 high schools took part in the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program. The program began in 2016 to celebrate and support high school theater programs and students in northeast Wisconsin.

This year, a team of trained referees witnessed the school’s musical production, provided feedback and scored each production to determine which school and which recipients will be celebrated during their presentation of the school’s musical theater program. Tony Award-style high school on May 7 at 7:30 a.m. pm

“While last year looked different, we were thrilled to be able to provide students with a virtual learning environment to broaden their horizons and learn more about the performing arts industry from local and national professionals. “, said Amy Gosz, director of programming.

Below are the recipients of the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program

Outstanding ensemble

Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor

Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Role

  • Timothy Bienert as Pilot/Chef Louis in Fox Valley Lutheran High School’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid
  • Carly Bomier as Ronnette in St. Francis Xavier High School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors
  • Ava Doperalski as Dragon in Lycée Luxembourg-Casco’s production of Shrek the Musical
  • Sawyer Duquaine as Harry in Green Bay Southwest High School’s production of Mamma Mia!
  • Ahnya Dvorak as Crystal in St. Francis Xavier High School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors
  • Emily Hoeppner as Wendy Jo in Notre Dame de la Baie Academy’s production Footloose
  • Kyra Johnson as Scuttle in Fox Valley Lutheran High School’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid
  • Olivia Laughlin as Torry in Hortonville High School’s production of Freaky Friday
  • Everett Magnuson as Billy in Weyauwega-Fremont High School’s production of School of Rock
  • Kayla Miller as Kitty in Green Bay East High School’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Olivia Stager as Chiffon in St. Francis Xavier High School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors
  • Matthew Suprise as Mr. Mushnik in St. Francis Xavier High School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors
  • Parker Willmott as a doctor/escapologist in the De Pere High School production of Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahl

Outstanding Student Orchestra

  • Preble High School – Sister Act
  • Pulaski High School – Footloose
  • St. Francis Xavier High School – Little Shop of Horrors

The spirit behind the scenes

  • De Pere High School Technical Team Leaders: Emily Huebner, Catherine Erickson, Clarissa LaPlante, Sarah VonDerRuhr, Mya Vissers, Mason Lambrecht, Rachel Grimes, Adam Butzen and Xavi Nohara

Community involvement

Inspiration Through the Arts Fellowship

Outstanding Achievements

  • Gavin Nortch of Fox Valley Lutheran High School

Outstanding Student Director

Showcase tickets at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center are $15 for adults and $10 for students. You can purchase tickets at the Fox Cities PAC box office in person, over the phone, or through Ticketmaster online.

The influential theater teacher will be announced, along with the two nominees who will be selected to attend the Jimy Awards/The National High School Musical Theater Awards June 20-28 in New York City.

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