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Excellence Awards for Musical Theatre in Mid-Michigan

Schools represent participation from Barry, Calhoun, Eaton and Ionia Counties 

  • Stage Crew and Technical Execution *Winner

  • Lighting Design and Execution *Runner-Up

  • Costume Design *Nominee

  • Music Direction *Nominee

  • Choreography *Nominee

  • Best Ensemble *Winner

  • Featured Performer - Jill Risley, Tiger Lily *Nominee

  • Supporting Actress - Hannah deSilva, Wendy Darling *Nominee

  • Supporting Actor - Braden Horton, Smee *Runner Up

  • Lead Actress - Josie Tanasse, Peter Pan *Nominee

  • Lead Actor - Ben Franco, Captain Hook *Nominee

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

CAST (in order of appearance):

Wendy Darling - Hannah deSilva*, Lainie Plunkett**

John Darling - William Lanese

Michael Darling - Josh Warder

Liza the Maid - Miranda Shaltry

Nana the Dog - Abbey Nelson

Mrs. Darling - Taryn Riekse

Mr. Darling - Thomas Larner

Peter Pan - Paige Plunkett**, Josie Tanasse*

Tinker Bell - Erin Maher


Brynn Anderson, Mia Anderson, Harmony Brown, Neven Byers, Avery Clark, Lucy Clark, LIlly Davis, Elyssa Dennis, Mia Grass, Delayne Hengesbach, Alyssa Leisenring, Jordan Losch, Madelyn Marsh, Tessa McClung, Nora Niewenhuis, Elaina Patterson, Jossalyn Sanchez, Mia Sanchez, Emmy Snyder, Norah Wilfong


Slightly Soiled - Emerson Ganton

Curley - Jacklyn VanderPloeg

Tootles - Foster Anderson

Nibs - Becca Bovee

1st Twin - Korey Hamilton

2nd Twin - Sam Kuntzsch


Lauren Auge, Ella Boutwell, Bethany Case, Zoe Hernandez, Brooke Lundie, Ava Magryta, Sara Peeper, Aubrey Pretzel, Rebecca Ridenour, Chloe Sandborn, Isabella Seigo, Mandy Wiliams


Captain Hook - Ben Franco*, Cameron Palmer**

Smee - Braden Horton*, Chris Verhil**

Starkey - Pratiksha Boinapally

Cecco - Maddy Haakenson

Noodler - Cole Seigo

Mullins - Josh Irwin

Jukes - Brandon Foy


Leah Alfaro, Hannah Campbell, Keira Carlson, Sydney Deal, Kayla Harding, Louis Konkoly, Rachel Lowry, Abbey Nelson, Kaitlynn Ohlrich, Mackenzie Rademacher, Max Schaefer, Madeline Smith, Ethan Wall, Emily Wilson


Crocodile - Taegan Byers

Tiger Lily - Anna Konen**,  Jill Risley*

1st Brave - Bella Zoglio


Isabel Browning, Bailey deSilva, Nyah Ganton, Travis Hunt, Emma Landry, Tatiana Mason, Erin Maher, Elizabeth Maurer, Glenn McDevitt, Anna Shipman, Collin Smith, MIa Thorne, Annalise Vary


Grown-up Wendy - Maddy Haakenson

Jane - Mandy Williams


Director/Choreographer - Tracy Clark

Vocal/Pit Orchestra Director- Sheri Petersen

Assistant Director/Choreographer - Amanda Hengesbach

Production Manager - Tonya Rice

Costumer - Erin Marsh

Auditorium Director - Tim Daniel

Student Directors - Ryan Koschay, Illeana Lanese

Student Costumer - Janna Vukovich

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