Take a Bow


In June, the annual Tony Awards ceremony paid tribute to Broadway’s best performances. But those weren’t the only showbiz prizes handed out recently. For the past 19 years, the Metro Awards have been given annually to the most promising and talented student performers from Bergen, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester counties.

It’s time to give a rousing round of applause to these Bergen County high schools’ theatre departments, plus their dedicated staff and students. You never know…one of these cast or crew members may be autographing your Playbill someday!

Northern Valley HS Old Tappan: “Tarzan”

Choreography: Alison Owusu

Costume Design: Donna Dolby, Charlotte Giacomini and the Student Wardrobe Department

Actress in a Supporting Role: Jamie Budge as “Kala”

Academy of the Holy Angels: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Stage Crew

Musical Direction: George Croom

Bergen County Academies: “Hot Mikado”

Outstanding Instrumentalist: Jicheol Ha on piano

Student Orchestra

Northern Highlands HS: “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Comic Performance (Female): Kalie Ganem as “Leaf Coneybear”

St. Joseph Regional HS: “West Side Story”

Lobby Display: Stephanie Zitelli and Lou Zaccaro

Don Bosco Preparatory HS: “The Addams Family”

Lighting Design: Ryan J. Bell

Ramapo HS: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Graphic Design: Jamie Manley

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