WoW! Congratulations to the WSHS
The WSHS production of "Damn Yankees" won
two of the coveted Cappie awards at the sixth annual Cappies Gala held Sunday at the Kennedy
Best Lead Actress in a musical - Julie Sowers
Best ensemble in a musical - for the scene "Ball Players"
The "Damn Yankees" production was nominated
for five Cappies in all, a sign of the show's strength and the students'
Other WSHS nominees:
Best male dancer - Eduardo Rivera
female vocalist - Margie Mills.
The WSHS production of "Damn Yankees" was one
of five nominees for Best Musical overall.
Members of the "Damn Yankees" cast performed the "Ball
Players" scene on stage Sunday evening to a packed Kennedy Center
Damn Yankees" was produced and directed by WSHS theater instructor
Excerpts from Cappie reviews:
Winning performances included those of Meg Boyd (Margie Mills), who had
one of the purest voices and the most convincing presence. As Joe Hardy
(Joe Boyd's power-hitting alter ego), John Stauffer proved his character's
love for the game and his wife, and sang well regardless of the range
of notes. Applegate (Billy Rossiter) was appropriately funny and scary.
And Julie Sowers, as Lola, also gave a clean performance, especially
in "Whatever Lola Wants," which brought gasps from the audience
during a minor striptease."
"One of the show's strengths was the ensemble dances. If you ever
thought boys couldn't dance and sing, the Ballplayers would prove you
wrong. "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo." and "The Game" were
both comical and superbly coordinated numbers. "Two Lost Souls," featuring
almost the entire cast, consisted of cartwheels and flips and also was
"Sowers captivated the audience with her imaginative dancing and
spicy singing, particularly during "Whatever Lola Wants."
"Margie Mills played the role of Joe’s faithful wife, Meg
Boyd. Mills had a clear, unforgettable voice that was especially strong
during her opening song “Six Months Out of Every Year.”
REGIONAL FINALS AT WOODBRIDGE
Thank you Woodbridge for a FINE Season !!
You da Best!! You made us proud !!
Road to the Regional Finals:
May 27 District Championship: Woodbridge
11 Forest Park 10
May 31 Northwest Region Playoff: Woodbridge
14 Brookepointe 8
June 2 Northwest Region Semifinals: Woodbridge
10 OP 8
BIG "Come from behind" win over Osbourn Park!
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