Byron Nelson, Northwest theatre programs combine for 12 Betty Buckley Award nominations
Byron Nelson, Northwest theatre programs combine for 12 Betty Buckley Award nominations
Posted on 05/03/2017
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The theatre programs of Byron Nelson and Northwest high schools have combined to garner 12 nominations in the area Betty Lynn Buckley Awards, which honors the top theatre performances in the area.

Byron Nelson accounted for seven nominations across two plays – “Macbeth” and the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” – while Northwest earned five nominations for its version of “Big Fish.”

Individual performance nominations from Byron Nelson include Joe Caskey, who was nominated for best male lead in a play as well as best male lead in a musical, and Maclaine Bolden, who was nominated for best female lead in a play. The school also notched nominations in the best play, best musical, scenic design (Sam Huggard for “Thoroughly Modern Millie”) and sound design (Emma Horn for “Thoroughly Modern Millie”).

Northwest received an individual performance consideration for Maddie Glassett’s supporting actress nomination in a musical. The school also received nominations for best musical, scenic design (Cayden Candioto), lighting design (Darren Van Helden) and sound design (Joseph Ramirez). The nominations follow the program’s recent advancement to the regional round of UIL theatre competition for a different play, “Act One.”

The Buckley Awards have honored top high school talent since 2000 and are named after Fort Worth resident and Tony Award-winning actress Betty Lynn Buckley. Potential nominees must first participate in performances to garner consideration. Winners of the awards are annually recognized at the Casa Mañana Theatre, located at 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AWARDS
This year’s winners are scheduled to be announced at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. For more information about the Buckley Awards, click here.