Hamilton High School Drama Club was nominated for 12 Jerry Awards for the production of “Peter Pan: a Musical Adventure.” Jerry Awards are the high school equivalent of Broadway’s Tony Awards.
Hamilton students will be among southern and central Wisconsin’s top high school musical theatre performers who will gather June 10 at Overture Hall in Madison for the awards show. This is the first year Hamilton has been involved in the program which encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater.
To qualify, three professional reviewers attended Hamilton’s musical and provided a formal critique. Based on that critique, Hamilton was nominated for:
- Outstanding ensemble: full cast;
- Outstanding lead performer: Joseph Davila – Peter Pan, Margaret Flynn – Wendy, and Jonathan Sciortino – Captain Hook;
- Outstanding supporting performer: Sarah Ludin – Mrs. Darling, Charles Bruch – Smee, and Nolan VanHaren – Tootles;
- Outstanding choreography: Sarah Plamann;
- Outstanding scenic design: Bruce Humphries;
- Outstanding lighting design: Dean Wicker;
- Outstanding costume design: Darcy Devans and Katie Krause; and
- Spirit Award: Joseph Davila.
Sarah Plamann, Maple Avenue music teacher, is the Hamilton Drama Club advisor and musical director.
Formerly known as the Tommy Awards, the program was renamed the Jerry Awards after philanthropist and arts supporter W. Jerome Frautschi.