Joe Malone, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical
Carolyn Best, nominated for Best Comic Actress in a Musical
The cast of Catch Me If You Can, nominated for Best Musical
Congratulations to Hana Tawil for being selected for the NATS National Student Awards Finals, which take place the last weekend in June.
2019 NFMC & Bland
Congratulations to Madeleine LeBeau for placing second in a nationwide vocal competition sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Madeleine has been asked to perform a recital of classical and musical theater selections at their conference on May 17.
Madeleine has also advanced to the top level of the James Bland competition sponsored by the Virginia Lions' Clubs after placing first in the local and district rounds.
2019 VANATS Results
Congratulations to my 2019 Virginia NATS Students!
Madeleine LeBeau: 1st place in Upper High School Musical Theater, 2nd place in Upper High School Classical
Max Branciforte: 2nd place in Upper High School Musical Theater
Josh Lemons: 2nd place in Lower High School Classical, Honors in Musical Theater
Carolyn Best: 3rd place in Upper High School Musical Theater
Hana Tawil: 3rd place in College Junior Women Musical Theater
Rachel Bloom: Honors in Upper High School Classical
Noelle Buice: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater
Julia Ferri: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater
Danielle Huser: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater
Eleanor Jacobson: Honors in both Upper High School Classical and Musical Theater
Joe Malone: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater
Grace Shields: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater
Annie Wood: Honors in Upper High School Musical Theater
Congratulations to Noelle Buice, Julia Ferri and Madeleine LeBeau, who will be singing in the Virginia All State Choir in April. Congratulations to Adellaie Jung, who is a 3rd alternate for All State.
Helen Hayes Nomination
Congratulations to Abby Middleton, who was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical! Abby just finished playing The Little Mermaid at Toby's Dinner Theater.
NATS National Student Auditions Results
Congratulations to Parker Waters, who got First Place in Classical and Second Place in Musical Theater in the 2018 NATS NSA Finals in Las Vegas.
"Mrs. Smith provides an extremely supportive learning environment in her studio, which was absolutely crucial to my development as a performer. She always encouraged me to work hard to reach my goals and never give up on my dreams. Without Mrs. Smith’s constant wisdom and compassionate teaching, I would never have gained the confidence, opportunities, and success that I have today.”
- Amanda Mason
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