VISTA Productions receives numerous Spotlight Education honors for the production of ‘Little Women’

Spotlight Education, an educational initiative of the Hennepin Theatre Trust, has recognized VISTA Productions — the combined fine arts program of Visitation School and St. Thomas Academy — with several “outstanding” and “honorable mention” nods for the production of “Little Women.” The musical performed in the fall of 2018 was recognized as “outstanding” for Overall Production and Technical Crew. The cast and crew received honorable mention in the following categories:
• Achievement in Musical Theater
• Overall Performance
• Ensemble Performance
• Costume Crew
• Overall Technical Team
• Light and Sound Board Operators

In individual categories, the following students were recognized:

• Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Laura Breyen ’21 of Lakeville as Jo March

• Honorable Mention for Performance in a Leading Role: Xuan Nguyen ‘20 of Eagan as Amy March

• Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Nicholas Horst ’21 of Eagan as Laurie Lawrence

• Honorable Mention for Performance in a Supporting Role: George Budzius ‘19 of Woodbury as Professor Bhaer

• Outstanding in Technical Leadership: Edie Weinstein ’21 of St. Paul (Mac-Groveland) as board operator and Janae Lorick ‘19 of Bloomington as stage manager

•Honorable Mention in Technical Leadership: Luke Englin ’19 of West St. Paul as deck captain and Lizzie Nelson ’21 of Minneapolis as board operator

Any individual student receiving an Honorable Mention or Outstanding Honor is invited to perform in the Spotlight Showcase, a professionally produced, two-night event taking place at the Historic State Theatre in June. The event highlights the hard work and talent of the students, teachers, families and community members that are part of the vibrant high school musical theatre community in Minnesota. Over 1,600 students participated on and offstage at the 2018 showcase.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet
Comment Here