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Source: Steele Canyon High School Drama Department


Photos: Leanna Neely, Jackson Shaffer (cover photo), Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur


May 10, 2018 (Spring Valley) -- The Steele Canyon High School Drama Department is proud to announce that three of their students have received nominations for the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards for their roles in the SCHS spring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music

Leanna Neely has received a nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of the Mother Abbess. Jackson Shaffer has received a nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Captain Von Trapp. Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur is nominated as Best Actress for her role as Maria. Their performances helped Steele Canyon High School also receive a nomination for The Sound of Music as Best Musical Production at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards. 


According to Rick Hernandez, Program Manager for Broadway San Diego High School Musical Theatre Awards, “The level of professionalism in these high school productions and the level of talent among these young performers in San Diego County is phenomenal”. 


The competition will take place during the Broadway San Diego Awards Show on May 27th at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Ten finalists for Best Actor and ten finalist for Best Actress from thirty participating schools will compete. A panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals will select one Best Actor and one Best Actress to represent the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA) also know as the Jimmy Awards® in New York City in June 2018. 


About Broadway San Diego Awards – The Broadway San Diego Awards program is now entering its fifth year and the competition is sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union. The Mission of 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. 


About the Steele Canyon Players Drama Booster Club – 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.

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