UTAH STUDENTS COMPETE IN LOGAN FOR TOP THEATER HONORS
The Herald Journal
Published: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Two Utah high school performers are on their way to New York City after winning Best Actress and Best Actor in the fifth annual Utah High School Musical Theater Awards in Logan on May 9.
On Friday, the winners were announced, with Abby Watts from Woods Cross High School in Salt Lake City getting a top prize for her title role as Mary Poppins and Jordan Kirkham from Northridge High School in Layton winning for his portrayal of Robbie Hart in “The Wedding Singer.”
The students will represent Utah at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City in June where they will experience five days of private coaching, master classes and rehearsals with theater professionals. The week culminates June 29 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre when they perform and compete for the prestigious Jimmy Award, which includes scholarships, opportunities for professional advancement and other prizes.