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Summit Christian Academy Theatre Students Receive Starlight Theatre’s Blue Star Nominations

(Lee’s Summit) – Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is pleased to announce that two secondary students were nominated for Starlight Theatre’s Blue Star Awards for their performances in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Starlight’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical theatre among Kansas City area high school students. High schools in metropolitan Kansas City and surrounding areas are invited to participate, and each year 5,000 area students contribute either on the stage or behind the scenes in their school’s musical theatre production. 
Forty-eight musicals participated this year and there are seven nominations for each category.  SCA Senior Hudson Harris received a nomination for Best Male Actor in a Lead Role for his performance as Topher (the prince) in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Pictured with SCA Theatre Teacher and Director Nancy Horine (middle), SCA senior Hudson Harris (left) received a nomination for Best Male Actor in a Lead Role and freshman Emma Coats (right) received a nomination for Best Female Actress in a Support Role for their performances in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.  Winners will be announced at Starlight’s Blue Star Awards Ceremony on May 26.

“Hudson embodied boyish charm, combined it with firm determination, transparent hope of a better future for his kingdom, and tender love, mingled with respect, simply brought the dreamy tale to life in a myriad of ways. Then he sang…. We won’t forget the humility and mastery of line, pause, romance, and humor he gave so effortlessly though Prince Topher.”

SCA Theatre Director Nancy Horine

SCA freshman Emma Coats received a nomination for Best Female Actress in a Support Role for her performance as Charlotte (step-sister) in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

“Emma’s portrayal of Charlotte was bright, bubbly, commanding, and so adorably annoying, we just couldn’t get enough of her surprises onstage. Her voice is an endless powerhouse of belt and blissful notes that resonate in line with her characterization.”

SCA THEATRE DIRECTOR NANCY HORINE

“Award nominations do not exist in worlds separate from the cast, crew, and supporting theatre company. Each member of the SCA Theatre has ownership in the accolades we experience through Cappies and Blue Star Awards. Every performer gave their gift to the Lord first, and then their audience, so all are eventual winners in His sight.”

SCA THEATRE DIRECTOR NANCY HORINE

Starlight’s red-carpet Blue Star Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 26.

Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is an independent, nondenominational Christian school serving nearly 1100 preschool-12th grade students from over 195 area churches with a college preparatory Christian education. Summit Christian Academy is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Cognia and provides a college-preparatory program, along with a full range of extracurricular activities. The staff and faculty at Summit Christian Academy strive to inspire students to discover and achieve their God-given potential.

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