May 25, 2016

PDS Awarded NJ Theater And Paper Mill Nominations

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Princeton Day School (PDS) Director in Residence Stan Cahill announced that Austin Phares ’16, star of the fall production of Our Town, was named Outstanding Actor in a Drama at the 2016 New Jersey Theatre Awards held at Montclair State University on May 16, 2016. The cast of Our Town was also named Outstanding Acting Ensemble. Productions from 57 schools across New Jersey were eligible. 

Cahill noted, “This is the third time in four years that PDS has earned this distinction, including last year’s win for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.”

The cast and crew of the spring musical The Boy Friend earned 3 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Nominations. The Paper Mill Rising Star Awards recognize outstanding achievement in musical theater across the state.

PDS was also nominated for the following awards: The Educational Impact Award; Outstanding Hair and Makeup Achievement (Hope Ammidon, Riley Gudgel, Helen Healey, Nishita Naga, Matthew Kuenne); Outstanding Costume Achievement (Deb Sugarman), Outstanding Choreography (Ann Robideaux), and Outstanding Performance by a Chorus (The Boy Friend chorus).

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