Stonington Drama racks up 20 Halo Nominations

Story by Christopher Caraballo, Staff Writer

The Connecticut Halo Awards are always something special. The night is dedicated to honoring the hundreds of talented students who put in countless hours of work to their school’s shows. Stonington has been big winners on this night before, winning “Best Contemporary Musical” in 2016 for “The Addams Family” and “Best Classical Musical” twice, first in 2011 for “Carousel” and second in 2019 for “Hello, Dolly!”

 

The 17th installment of the Halos will be much different, however. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, they made the tough decision of canceling the event at the well-known Palace Theatre in Waterbury. However, they didn’t cancel the event entirely. The awards will take place virtually on three separate nights: June 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The awards will be live-streamed on the Seven Angels Theatre YouTube channel. 

 

Stonington will be participating on the June 23rd night, after being nominated for 20 Halo Awards for their hard work on their two shows: “Enter Laughing” and “Mary Poppins.” The nominations are as follows: 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: Jacob Park as Mr. Foreman in “Enter Laughing”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: Maggie Welch as Miss B in “Enter Laughing”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:

 

  • Stonington High School: Hazel Allik as Jane Banks in “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST COMIC MALE PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: Erich Phelps as Marlowe in “Enter Laughing”

 

BEST COMIC FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: Sydney Champagne as Mother in “Enter Laughing”

 

BEST HAIR AND/OR MAKEUP DESIGN AND/OR EXECUTION:

 

  • Stonington High School: Chloe Kolbenheyer, Erich Phelps, Avery Slocum, Chloe Morehouse, Hazel Allik & Ebba Ann Pelligrino for “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST PROPS DESIGN AND/OR MANAGEMENT:

 

  • Stonington High School: Kiki Longo, Caroline Sanford & Will Fyke for “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS:

 

  • Stonington High School: Stephen Sinnet, Patrick Obrey, Ava Fribance, Trevor Hultgren, Katherine Glenn & Jacob Park for “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST DANCING:

 

  • Stonington High School: “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST CHORUS:

 

  • Stonington High School: “Mary Poppins”

 

 BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: Chloe Kolbenheyer as Angela in “Enter Laughing” 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:

 

  • Stonington High School: Christopher-David Caraballo as George Banks in “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:

 

  • Stonington High School: Maggie Welch as Winifred Banks in “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A COUPLE OR DYNAMIC DUO IN A PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: Sydney Champagne & Evan Boisoneau as Mother & Father in “Enter Laughing”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A COUPLE OR DYNAMIC DUO IN A MUSICAL:

 

  • Stonington High School: Erich Phelps & Chloe Kolbenheyer as Bert & Mary in “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: Christopher-David Caraballo as David Kolowitz in “Enter Laughing”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:

 

  • Stonington High School: Erich Phelps as Bert in “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:

 

  • Stonington High School: Chloe Kolbenheyer as Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins”

 

BEST CLASSICAL PLAY:

 

  • Stonington High School: “Enter Laughing”

 

BEST MUSICAL:

 

  • Stonington High School: “Mary Poppins”

 

Please consider tuning in to see your fellow classmates be recognized for their hard work! Go Bears!