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Student Actresses are Nominated for the 2022 Dazzle Awards

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Four Performing Arts students are Playhouse Square 2022 Dazzle Award nominees in two categories for their performances in the fall musical production of “Sister Act.” 

Best Actress: Desi Neal ’22 as Deloris Van Cartier

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Alia Ali ’24 as Pablo
  • Francesca Burke ’23 as Sister Mary Lazarus
  • Viza Freeman ’23 as TJ

Senior Amir Smith ‘22, a Cleveland School of the Arts student, played Eddie in HB’s production of Sister Act and is nominated for best actor. 

At the May 21 ceremony, Dazzle Awards will be presented to outstanding musical theater productions and students in 13 categories, including the “Spirit of the Dazzle Awards” category, awarded to the student who most embodies camaraderie, passion, and an infectiously positive attitude throughout rehearsal week as identified by the creative team. The Best Actor and Best Actress will represent Northeast Ohio at The Jimmy Awards at the Minskoff Theatre in New York in June.

About Dazzle Awards

The Dazzle Awards presented by Pat & John Chapman inspire and honor excellence in high school musical theater and recognize the importance of musical theater and arts education within the Northeast Ohio community. A panel of independent adjudicators attends one production at each participating school and provides educational feedback and scores to determine nominees and awards in over 12 categories. 

 

Desi Neal ’22 as Deloris Van Cartier
Alia Ali ’24 as Pablo
Francesca Burke ’23 as Sister Mary Lazarus
Viza Freeman ’23 as TJ
Amir Smith as Eddie

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