By Pam Stevens
Mira Mesa High School Performing Arts Department is sending three of their talented young actors to the Broadway San Diego Awards. All three performed in this year’s production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” at MMHS. Keegan Bushouer, “Quasimodo,” Steven Davis, “Phoebus,” and Chase Lowary, “Frollo,” were all nominated for “Best Actor” in a musical. They will compete May 27 to be one of two student actors (one male and one female) who will represent San Diego at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York in June.
This year there were 28 musicals represented by 22 San Diego County schools in the competition. According to Broadway San Diego,
“This was the largest participation that we’ve ever had. The level of professionalism in these high school productions and the level of talent among these young performers in San Diego County are phenomenal. The competition was fierce!”
Mira Mesa High School landed three of the ten spots for “Best Actor” in a musical.
The 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards competition event will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA. and feature finalists from participating schools nominated as Best Actor/Best Actress for their portrayal of leading roles in their high school’s musical theatre production.The program will begin with the 10 Male and 10 Female
Nominees. By the end of the evening, 1 Male and 1 Female Champion will be selected to represent the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York in June.
Tickets to the May 27 Awards competition are available at Awards.BroadwaySD.com for $20 or $10, using the promo code “Awards.”
Theatre teacher Daniel Kriley directed the MMHS production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Jeanne Christensen served as music director, with vocal direction by
Jodie Harrell and choreography by MMHS alumnus Valerie Juguilon.