Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, who won 3 Halo High School Theater Awards on June 2! The Frederick Gunn School Theatre Program received a total of 14 Halo nominations for the fall play and the winter musical. Congratulations to our 2022 Halo Award winners:
BEST COMIC MALE PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
Alder Curry ’22 as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
BEST SCENIC DESIGN AND/OR EXECUTION
Natalie Perkins ’22, Siena Taylor ’23 and Aryel Sealey ’25 for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
BEST FEMALE STANDOUT PERFORMANCE IN AN ENSEMBLE PRODUCTION
Audrey Richards ’23 as Pellegrina/Martin/Margory/Jack/Crow Pellegrina/Lydia Clarke for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Now in their 19th year, the Halo Awards celebrate the best in Connecticut high school theater. This year’s awards were presented at gala red carpet event at the Palace Theater in Waterbury and featured a live musical performance by Audrey Richards ’23 and Colin Hall ’24, who reprised My Favorite Moment of the Bee in their respective roles as Olive Ostrovsky and William Barfée from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
"What a great night for live theatre, young theatre-makers and The Frederick Gunn School," said Kent Burnham, Director of Theatre Arts and director of both The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which made its Connecticut premiere in the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center last fall.