On the opening night of the national touring production of “Evita,” cast members stayed late to have a private talkback with Colorado high-school musical theatre students who are participating in the Denver Center’s Bobby G Awards, an educational program that cultivates and honors high-school musical theatre excellence. Video by John Moore.
The national touring production of Evita opened in Denver on Wednesday, but the final curtain was not the end of the night for the cast, many of whom graciously stayed late to field questions from local high-school theatre students who attended the show as guests of the Denver Center’s Bobby G Awards. That’s Denver’s part in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program. Read more about The Bobby G’s here. Most of the students pictured above with the Evita cast are from Arvada West High School. So what all did they talk about? We’ll let you see for yourselves in the coming days, when we post video highlights. Photo by John Moore.
Chris Maclean, recent grad of Chaparral High School in Parker, talks with John Moore about how winning the Denver Center’s inaugural Bobby G Award for best actor has changed his life. The 2014 Bobby G Awards will be held on May 29. Chris’ message: “If any school is even considering participating in the Bobby G Awards, I say, ‘Go for it.’ “
Denver School of the Arts’ graduate, Nicole Seefried, received the inaugural Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in the Seawell Grand Ballroom. As part of this honor, Nicole will travel to New York this summer to represent Colorado in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards at the Minskoff Theatre. We caught up with Nicole before she left for The Big Apple.
DCPA: Do you have a favorite role? Favorite musical?
NS: Kate was definitely my favorite role I have played, since she was such a challenge and got me into puppetry (which, being the dork I am, I fell in love with). Avenue Q is also probably my favorite musical I have done, other than Honk Jr. my 6th grade year at Graland [Country Day School], because who doesn’t love to be a duck?