Photo: The poster.
Feed me those nominations, Seymour!
The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company production of “Little Shop of Horrors” was nominated for a slew of awards by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild which announced nominations for their annual MET Musical Theater Awards last week.
“A huge congratulations goes first and foremost to the entire student cast and crew of the show,” said Ezra Flam, Performing Arts Company’s Producer/Director.
Forty-nine High Schools across the state submitted productions for consideration this year which were seen by three adjudicators who scored the shows in a number of categories. In each category, the five or six highest scoring productions or individuals were nominated for their work.
The show was nominated for:
• Best Lighting Design
• Best Scenic Design
• Best Sound Design
• Best Orchestra
• Best Dance Ensemble
• Best Choral Ensemble
• Best Technical Crew
• Best Lead Actor: Sammy Haines as Seymour Krelborn
“The range of categories in which we were nominated encompasses the work of virtually every student involved in the show. It’s a testament to the hard work of all of our students who put so much of their time, energy and passion into the show,” said Flam, who congratulated several staff members and students “whose work with the PAC is invaluable.”
Anastasia Elliot, Vocal Director
Jenny Lifson, Choreographer
Arto Asadoorian, Pit Band Director
Chris Fournier, Lighting Designer
Anna Moss and Ian O’Malley, Set Design and Technical Direction
Lila West, Costume Designer
Christin Rills, Puppet Coordinator
Sophia Shen ’19 Lights Crew Chief
Molly Annus ’20, Neal Lonergan ’20, Set Crew Chiefs
Sam Lubarr ’19, Adrine Kaligian ’20, Stage Managers
Eliana Roberts ’19, Sound Crew Chief
“Of course, far more than any public recognition, I am proud of the show and of the work of the Performing Arts Company as a whole,” said Flam.
“I am lucky to work every day with a wonderful group of students and colleagues.”