February 25, 2024

GCHS Drama Department Nominated For 14 Jester Awards

GARDEN CITY, KAN (WesternKansasNews.Com) – The Garden City High School drama department has received word that the Music Theatre of Wichita has announced its nominees for their Annual Jester Awards.  Garden City High School was nominated for a total of 14 Jester Awards for the fall musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which was performed on November 12th, 13th, and 14th in the Garden City High School Auditorium.

Nominations for GCHS include:

  • Overall Production
  • Director-Alice Hilt
  • Supporting Actor-Byrant Detvongsa as Simeon
  • Cameo Actor-Razel Quintero
  • Ensemble
  • Production Number-Song of the King
  • Set Design-Alice Hilt
  • Stage Crew-Amilia Baca (Stage Manager)
  • Technical Achievement-Mitzi Sanchez (costumes)
  • Costumes-Robyn Hilt and Mitzi Sanchez
  • Musical Direction-Abigail Martinez
  • Orchestra Direction- Curtis Wedel
  • Lighting Design-Alice Hilt
  • Program design-Evelyn Alvarez and Alice Hilt

Regional nominations:

  • Ryan Pilosof-leading actor-Joseph
  • Sound Design-Yeena Kang, Lyle Sobba and Amilia Baca
  • Lobby Display-Fall Tech Theatre and Costuming classes

The Jester Awards program recognizes the extraordinary amount of work, creativity, and dedication that faculty and students pour into their high school theatrical productions. Recognition is given to casts and crews, directors and designers – all who work to stage these great works of musical theatre. Within practical limitations regarding number of schools and distance from Wichita, every effort is made to be as inclusive as possible. Recent participants include a great many Wichita area schools, and schools in locations such as Garden City, Hays, Salina, and Independence.

The Jester Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday April 24, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Convention Hall at Century II in Wichita, Kansas.  Garden City High School students will perform as part of the performance for overall performance.