MBS Students Nominated for Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

Congratulations to the cast of the MBS musical Sweet Charity, which has been nominated for two Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards.

MBS junior Alana Smith ’23 was nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role for her portrayal of Mama Brubeck.  In addition, the Dance Hall Hostesses (Cooper Weil ’22, Julia Bavoso ’23, Gwyneth Geoghan ’25, Marlee Ryan ’24, Bridget Ewing ’24, Ava Penizotto ’22, Maggie Ahern ’23, and Indiya Weinmann ’25) were nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Ensemble Group.

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards was created in 1996 to encourage and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production of New Jersey high school musicals. The Rising Star Awards is a statewide high school recognition program and has been replicated in several regions nationwide with Paper Mill Playhouse’s assistance.

The 2022 Rising Star Award winners will be announced on Monday, June 6.


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