Source: Steele Canyon High School
Photo: Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur, courtesy of Steele Canyon High School
May 21, 2019 (Spring Valley) -- Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur, a senior with the Steele Canyon High School Drama Department, has received a Broadway San Diego Awards nomination as Best Actress for her role as Eponine in the SCHS spring production of Les Misérables.
With this nomination, Vadeboncoeur becomes a two-time nominee, having received the same recognition at last year’s Broadway San Diego Awards for her role as Maria in the SCHS 2018 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, that also won Best Musical Production at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards.
Vadeboncoeur, as one of ten finalists for Best Actress along with ten finalists for Best Actor, will compete during the Broadway San Diego Awards Show on Sunday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. A panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals will select one Best Actress and one Best Actor who will each receive a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to represent the 2019 Broadway San Diego Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA) also know as the Jimmy Awards® in New York City this summer where they will compete on a Broadway stage for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.
Photo, right: Vadeboncoeur in role of Eponine in Les Misérables, courtesy of photographer Noel Rangel, Steele Canyon Players
The 6th Annual Broadway San Diego Awards, sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union, recognizes excellence in local high school musical production. The mission of the Broadway San Diego Awards is to utilize a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process, to find the very best of high school musical theater talent in San Diego County; and in collaboration with the Jimmy Awards®, also known as the National High School Musical Theater Awards® (NHSMTA), to present these talented young performers with a unique scholarship opportunity to advance their educations and careers in the genre of musical theater. For more information visit, http://www.broadwaysd.com/broadway-san-diego-high-school-musical-theatre-awards/
The purpose of the Steele Canyon Players Drama Booster Club is to support, promote and sustain drama programs for the student community of Steele Canyon High School.