The Palm Awards 2019

McAllen ISD Theatre & Choir Department receives the nominations and several WINS at The Palms Awards

 

 

This past Sunday, The Palms – Rio Grande Valley High School Theatre Awards was held at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.  This is the second year for this event which was created to celebrate and recognize the great work of students in high school theatre productions. This is very much like the Tony Awards for professional theatre but geared for high school students.  High Schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley were given the opportunity to enter one musical production and play.  Thirty-five productions from 9 different school districts were entered.  A panel of judges attended each production and developed the nominations. McAllen ISD had 32 nominations.  McAllen High School’s Production of “Newsies” led all musicals with 11 nominations.  McAllen ISD is also very proud that all three musicals were selected as one of eight productions that competed in the “Best Production of a Musical” category. 

After the nominations were announced, a panel of judges picked the winners for each category. Just to be nominated is a huge honor but to be selected as the winner is huge!  McAllen ISD was very blessed to have 7 winners.  McAllen High School’s production of “Newsies” led all musicals with 5 wins.  Also, Brianna Amaya from Rowe High School’s production of “Anything Goes” was selected as the Best Actress in a Musical for the SECOND year in a row!!!  What an incredible honor for Brianna.

Also, all three musicals from McAllen ISD – McAllen HS’s “Newsies”, Memorial HS’s “Sister Act” and Rowe HS’s “Anything Goes” performed at The Palms.  They all had INCREDIBLE performances!

 

Congrats to all of these very talented MISD theatre and choir students and their hard-working fine arts teachers.

 

 

Below is a list of the nominations and Award Winners for McAllen ISD:

 

McAllen HS Musical “Newsies”

11 nominations – THE MOST OF ANY MUSICAL!

5 Wins – THE MOST OF ANY MUSICAL!

  • Best Production of a Musical - WINNER
  • Best Actor in a Lead Role in a Musical – Diego Rodriguez – WINNER
  • Best Ensemble in a Musical - WINNER
  • Best Choreography of a Musical - WINNER
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical - WINNER
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Alexa Ramirez
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Sean Solis
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Cinco Hernandez
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical
  • Best Technical Crew of a Musical
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical

 

 

Rowe HS Musical “Anything Goes” (5 nominations)

  • Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Musical – Briana Amaya - WINNER
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Maia Giometa - WINNER
  • Best Production of a Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical
  • Best Choreography of a Musical

 

 

Memorial HS Musical “Sister Act” (5 nominations)

  • Best Production of a Musical
  • Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Musical – Kimberly Maldonaldo
  • Best Ensemble in a Musical
  • Best Technical Crew of a Musical
  • Best Choreography of a Musical

 

 

McAllen HS Play “Luchahora” (9 nominations)

  • Best Production in a Play
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Alejandra Tamez
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play – Diego Rodriguez
  • Best Ensemble in a Play
  • Best Featured Performer in a Play – Emmry Hornaday
  • Best Sound Design of a Play
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play
  • Best Costume Design of a Play

 

 

Rowe HS Play “Noises Off” (2 nominations)

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play – Belinda Zuniga
  • Best Featured Performer in a Play – Karla Santillana
 
Best Actor Diego Rodriguez McAllen high School
Best Ensemble McHi Newsies
Best Production Newsies McAllen High School
Best Lighting McAllen High School Newsies
Best Choreography McAllen High School Newsies
Best Supporting Actress Maia Giomtea Rowe High School