On June 5, at the Broadway Playhouse, York Community High School’s “West Side Story” was named Best Production at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards.

“It is a humbling and incredible honor for all involved” said Rebecca Marianetti, Director of the production. “In addition to our amazing actors, musicians and crew, the amount of support we have received from our team of talented and tireless faculty, administration and community has been phenomenal. To end the year with this honor is icing on the cake. We are proud to live in a community that understands education through the arts is essential.”

York’s Performing Arts teacher Rebecca Marianetti

In addition to the award of Best Production, three York students were nominated as finalists for the Jimmy Awards: Tatum Langley, Erik Martenson and Carina Kanzler. There were 24 students selected in the state of Illinois to participate. Carina will be a senior at York. Tatum, a 2017 York graduate, was in the final round and will earn her BFA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University. Erik, also a 2017 YCHS graduate, will earn his BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College, New York.


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