WUSD Theatre Director

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Beauty and the Beast Earns Jerry Awards

The Whitewater High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast has received 3 Jerry Awards.  Outstanding Lead Performer went to Anderson Waelchli for his portrayal of Lumiere.  Outstanding Costume/ Hair and Make-up Design was awarded to the team of Karen McCulloch, Bobbi Wedl, Alejandra Diaz-Gallegos, Alexsandra Cansino-Pena, Claire Tourdot, Maddsion LaHaie and Remington Van Daele.  The cast Spirit Award honoree is Mel Prince. 

Anderson and Mel, along with dozens of representatives from other schools throughout the state, will be performing as a part of the Jerry Awards Showcase, on June 11th, at the Overture Center.   Two outstanding lead performers are then selected to represent the Jerry program at The National High School Musical Theater Awards (The Jimmys) competition in New York City.  WHS alumni Lauren Harkness was the 2019 winner who went on to represent the program in NYC.

The Jerry Awards, one of Wisconsin’s High School Musical Awards Programs, encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater. Educators and industry professionals review productions at more than 85 high schools in 30 counties around third he state providing valuable feedback. The program elevates the importance of musical theater within high schools.

Congratulations to the winners and to the entire cast, crew and orchestra for their incredible work on this production!