July 16, 2024

GCHS Drama Department Wins Jester Awards

The Garden City High School drama department won Jester Awards for Ensemble and Production Number for Song of the King for Joseph. Additionally, Robyn Hilt won for guest designer for costumes for Anastasia at Salina Central.  Garden City High School was nominated for a total of 14 Jester Awards for the fall musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Nominations from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this year included:

  • 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

Music Theatre Wichita launched a program called the Jester Awards to honor excellence in high school musical theatre. The 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.