WINS TWO 2010-2011 NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE AWARDS
AND THREE ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS
Awards will be Distributed at a Ceremony Held in NYC on Sunday, July 17, 2011
Hartford, CT (July 7, 2011) - Hartford Children's Theatre has won two 2010-2011
National Youth Theatre Awards and an additional three nominations. The
sixth annual National Youth Theatre Awards honor outstanding work by young
performers in the arts. More than 200 productions were considered for the
awards, including shows from more than 100 theatres in more than 50 cities
spanning 12 states. A limited number of adult performers were also
recognized for their performances in productions for young audiences.
Hartford Children's Theatre performers Timmy Perry and Hollis Long won for their
performances in the HCT Family Main Stage fall production of Willy Wonka.
Perry, an 11 year old Plantsville resident, received the "Best Leading
Actor Award - Junior Division" for his performance as "Charlie
Bucket" while Long, a 13 year old West Hartford resident, received the
"Best Supporting Actress Award - Junior Division" for her performance
as gum-smacking "Violet Beauregarde." Nominations were awarded
to 14 year old Emily Bordonaro ("Veruca Salt") of Avon, Sheri Zicardi
("Mrs. Teavee") of Bloomfield and Christopher Cavallo ("Willy
Wonka") of Hartford.
"Everyone at Hartford Children's Theatre, from our staff to the performers
honored, is thrilled to be recognized by the National Youth Theatre
Awards," said HCT Artistic Director Ryan Ratelle. "The exciting
news of these awards has given us great inspiration as we plan for our upcoming
2011-2012 Family Main Stage Series."
Winners of the 2010-2011 National Youth Theatre Awards will be formally
presented with their awards at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments in
different regions of the country including multiple ceremonies in California,
Arizona and New York City.
Hartford Children's Theatre is Connecticut's leading provider of theatrical
training and quality entertainment for children and families. The mission of
Hartford Children's Theatre is to enrich the lives of the children of Greater
Hartford and surrounding communities by providing access and exposure to high
quality theatre for young audiences along with theatrical education and music
training classes. Executive Director Michael R. Kintner, Artistic Director Ryan
Ratelle and Education Director Lisa Foss helm the organization now entering its
For more information, please call 860.249.7970 or visit us online at: www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org.
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