Awards and Recognition 2016-2017
Even more proof that Smoky is Awesome – we had a very successful weekend at the Colorado Thespian Conference in December of 2017. Eight Smoky students qualified for Nationals in the Acting, Tech Theatre and Musical Theatre competitions!
Jerica Claypool, 12 – Stage Management
Aliyah Padfield, 11 – Acting
Tajinae Turner, 12 – Musical Theatre
Riley Somo, 11 – Musical Theatre
Riley Somo, 11, and Bekah Brazelton, 12 – Duet Musical Theatre
Katie Hall, 10 – Acting
Eden Cohen, 10 – Musical Theatre
Lucy Logan, 10 – Musical Theatre
Awards and Recognition 2015-2016
The following three students competed and won top honors in Musical Theater and Technical Theater and received an invitation to compete at the National Thespian Conference in Lincoln, NE in June 2016:
Hanna Gollan - Stage Management
Eric Paricio - Musical Theater
Tajinae Turner- Musical Theater
Awards and Recognition 2014-2015
Congratulations are in order for the following students who competed at the 2014 Colorado Thespian Conference in acting and musical theater in Downtown Denver in December 2014:
Three of whom get to go to Nationals! The following three students competed and won top honors in Musical Theater and received an invitation to compete at the National Thespian Conference in Lincoln, NE in June 2015:
Awards and Recognition 2013-2014
Sammy Landau presented her Stage Management Promptbook at the 2014 National Thespian Conference, and won first place!
Good news from the Thespian Conference December 2013- we had nine Smoky Hill students make Nationals! They are eligible to compete at the National Thespian Conference in June 2014 in Lincoln, NE!
Sammy Landau in Technical Theatre
Eric Paricio, and Lindsay Paricio in Duet Musical
Cassidy Ingram, Deborah Shells, Hannah Litschewski, Lindsay Paricio, Megan Detwiler, Melanie Kliegel, and Sydney Fleischman in Group Musical
Some Good News from the Smoky Drama Department from the 2012-2013 school year –
Smoky Hill was nominated for seven of seventeen categories for high school theatre, and won two. The award ceremony, called the Bobby G Awards, was Thursday May 30, 2013 at the DCPA. Meaghan Johnson, a graduating senior, won best supporting actress, for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Steven Cross, in the CCSD printing services, won best graphic design for his poster design!
Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Smoky musical, was nominated for several other awards, including Best Choreography, Best Chorus, Best Supporting Actor - Matt Laughlin, Best Musical Production and Best Costumes.
Congratulations to Lisa Wood, the director, and the cast and crew of this wonderful production! Visit these links to share in the experience:
You can view a montage video of the ceremony at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDjI9cDYjZY&list=PL78FFBEE4C0743867&index=8
DCPA at the the Denver Center has a Flicker album with photos of the ceremony at http://www.flickr.com/photos/denvercenter/
John Moore of CultureWest has posted some video and photographs of the Awards Ceremony. You can find these at http://www.culturewest.org
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
The Smoky Hill Drama Department presented West Side Story at the Colorado Thespian Conference in the Wells Fargo Theatre downtown Denver in December 2011!
In the Aurora Sentinel Best of the Best 2010 issue, the Smoky Hill Drama Department won two Reader's Choice Awards: Best Theatrical Production for "Footloose" and Best Local Actress, Suzanna Champion. Go Buffs!
Suzanna Champion - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Solo Musical IE - 2010
Kate Boyles - Superior State and National Qualification in Stage Management IE - 2010
Sean Nicely - Superior Performance in Thespian Improv IE - 2010
Drama News! - In July 2010, the Smoky Hill Drama program's musical production of Footloose was named the Aurora Sentinel's Readers' Choice for Best Theatrical Performance and Best Local Actress, Suzanna Champion.
Sean Nicely - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Monologue IE - 2009
Kendra Jones - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Monologue IE - 2009
Beth Streeter - Superior Performance in Thespian Improv IE - 2009
Suzanna Champion - Cast in Colorado's First All-State Show The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dec 3-4, 2010, at Mtn Vista HS and Dec 9 at the State Thespian Conference.
In June 2009, the Smoky Hill Drama program's musical production of All Shook Up was named the Aurora Sentinel's Readers' Choice for Best Theatrical Performance. Smoky's Josh Rigo and Suzanna Champion were voted the Readers' Choice for Best Actor and Actress. Congrats to these Smoky Hill Thespians!
Bryan Black - Superior State and National Qualification in Thespian Monologue IE - 2008
Sean Nicely - Superior Performance in Thespian Improv IE - 2008