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High school production earns seven nominations


Stuart W. Cramer High School lands seven Blumey nominations


Gaston County Schools has earned seven nominations in the prestigious Blumey Awards competition, and four students are finalists for the Best Actor and Best Actress nominations.

Sponsored by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, the Blumey Awards are the local high school equivalent of the Tony Awards.  The Blumeys recognize outstanding theatrical performances among 48 schools in the greater Charlotte region. The program is highly competitive.

Stuart W. Cramer High School is in the running for seven awards.  The school earned the following nominations for its spring musical, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

▪ Best Set Construction
▪ Best Costume Creation
▪ Best Choreography Execution
▪ Best Ensemble
▪ Best Overall Direction
▪ Best Supporting Actor: Alex Manley as “Schroeder”
▪ Best Musical (Tier I Schools)

Stuart W. Cramer earned the most nominations of any school (public, charter, or private) in Gaston County.  The school has consistently received attention in the Blumey Awards program for excellence in high school theater arts.

Additionally, four students are among the finalists for the Best Actor and Best Actress nominations.  Twenty boys and 20 girls were chosen to audition for the six Best Actor and six Best Actress nominations.  The finalists include:

▪ Jacob Hooks, Stuart W. Cramer High School, for his role as “Charlie Brown” in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

▪ Marissa Garrison, Stuart W. Cramer High School, for her role as “Sally” in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

▪ Landon “Scout” Stamey, Forestview High School, for his role as “Curly” in “Oklahoma!”

▪ Grace Miller, Forestview High School, for her role as “Ado Annie” in “Oklahoma!”

The Blumey Awards will be handed out Sunday, May 19 during a ceremony at the Belk Theater in Charlotte.  For more information, visit www.blumenthalarts.org/blumey-awards.

Click the video below to watch our “GCS Quick Clip” from Channel 21 that highlights Forestview’s production of “Oklahoma!”