OTTUMWA-Following a successful run of Legally Blonde the Musical, Indian Hills Performing Arts students received awards at the annual Cake on an Empty Stage Ceremony held in St. John Auditorium. The ceremony takes place every spring and celebrates the accomplishments of Indian Hills students who participated in theatrical productions during the past academic year. This year’s performances that were recognized included The Man Who Came to Dinner in December 2016 and Legally Blonde the Musical in April 2017.
Receiving the award for Best Performance in The Man Who Came to Dinner was Brett Doud (Ottumwa) who performed Sheridan Whiteside, and Best Supporting Role went to Amanda Gray (Milton) who performed Harriet Stanley.
Receiving an award for Best Performance in Legally Blonde the Musical was Cecilia Mitchell (Grinnell) who performed Elle Woods, and Best Supporting Role went to Peyton Nelson (Ottumwa) who performed Paulette Bounefonte.
Technical theater work was also honored. Best Technical Support went to Katie Greve (Dubuque) and Jaci Guthrie (Newton).
Thirty-seven Indian Hills students received Star Performer medals for their performance in or technical support of The Man Who Came to Dinner and Legally Blonde the Musical. They include (listed by hometown):
ALBIA: Taith May
BIRMINGHAM: TJ Rankin
BLOOMFIELD: Railee Ellison, Natasha Clawson
CAMBRIA: Hannah Haring
CENTERVILLE: Tessa Walker, Nyrobi McIntire
DUBUQUE: Katie Greve
FAIRFIELD: Gannon Haile, Paris Bickham
GRINNELL: Cecilia Mitchell
HEDRICK: Seth Bethune, Brian Brain, Madison Fears
KNOXVILLE: Justin Lenger
MELCHER-DALLAS: Suzy Schurman
MILTON: Amanda Gray
MOUNT PLEASANT: Tony Hockenberry, Devon Caryl
NEWTON: Jaci Guthrie
OLLIE: Devin Dailey
OSKALOOSA: Maddy Hudson, Ramsey Smith
OTTUMWA: Nathan Leege, Esther Bartow, Dasherall Jones, Steve Nash, Juan Pedro Aldaba, Peyton Nelson, Bret Doud, Luis Valverde, Olivia Anders
WAYLAND: Justin Canny
PLYMOUTH, IL: Jaime Wright
BRANSON, MO: Allen Goss
OMAHA, NE: Elijah Boose
AUBURN, CA: Dylan Miller