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Blue Star Awards

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Students from Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School received nominations and awards for Starlight Theatre’s Blue Star Awards.

PHHS students received nominations for their production of “The Addams Family: School Edition.” Maddox Bane won the award for outstanding actor in a lead role, and he won a Rising Star scholarship. The PHHS theater director is Jennifer Jarman Sandau, the vocal director is Dr. Keith Curington and the orchestra director is Suzannah Smith.

Park Hill South students received nominations for their production of “Pippin.” Abby Miller won the technical achievement award. The Park Hill South theater director is Kyle Lackey, the vocal director is Sarah Schulte and the orchestral directors are Ariel Aguilar and Rachel Harris.

The Blue Star program recognizes outstanding high school musical and theater talent in the Kansas City metropolitan area.


  • Outstanding Orchestra
  • Outstanding Scenic Design and Construction, Tier II
  • Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role
    Kevin Johnson
  • Technical Achievement Award
    Sarah Gabriel
  • Rising Star Scholarship
    Maddox Bane (won)
  • Outstanding Costume Design & Construction, Tier I
  • Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
    Maddox Bane (won)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design
  • Outstanding Hair & Makeup Design
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Overall Production

Park Hill South

  • Technical Achievement Award
    Abby Miller (won)
  • Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
    Dani Vicknair
  • Dream Production Award
    Aryahna LeGrand
    Grace Crigger
  • Outstanding Actor in an Ensemble Role
    Gavin Dressler
  • Outstanding Scenic Design & Construction
    Alyssa Espinosa
  • Outstanding Costume Design and Construction
    Atlas Scott and Becca Raines
  • Performance Scholarship
    Jack Blackburn
    Emma Andrews
  • Rising Star Scholarship
    Jack Blackburn
    Abby Miller

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