"Pippin" Nominated for Seven Awards

The Oaks Christian School Theatre Arts production of “Pippin,” the Broadway hit musical, has received seven nominations for the Jerry Herman Awards, the highest level of awards given for high school musicals. Oaks Christian School is one of just four California schools selected to perform on the Hollywood Pantages Theatre stage on May 22 as part of the nomination process.

The seven nominations are in: best scenic design, best lighting design, best costume design, best musical staging or choreography, best musical direction, best production, and best supporting actor Peter Amoroso playing Charlemagne.

Students from the production of the spring musical “Pippin,” will perform the opening scene “We’ve Got Magic to Do,” in front of a panel of judges who will determine the winners. Oaks Christian School was selected to participate by representatives from the Jerry Herman organization who felt “Pippin” was one of the most entertaining and impressive productions they had seen this season.

In addition to general all-cast awards, the winning lead actor and actress are named and awarded college scholarships and a trip to New York City to perform on a Broadway stage.

The event takes place Sunday, May 22, at 7:00pm at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Regular tickets are $25.

Presenters from the worlds of Broadway, film and television currently confirmed to present awards include Corbin Bleu, Gregory Jbara, Jonathan Bennett, Obba Babatunde, Jason Graae, and Patricia Ward Kelly. KABC-7 television reporter George Pennacchio will emcee.

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