PHS musical earns awards

Princeton High School and two of its students were recently honored for outstanding work in the musical, “Singin’ in the Rain,” that the school performed last fall.

Giving the GREATies honors, as they are called, was the St. Cloud-based Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT). PHS was judged champion among all the central Minnesota Schools who submitted applications to be judged, in the category, Outstanding Technical Work. This is in the area of costumes, sound and lighting, that was done in “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Nicole Sorenson and Tom Crawford, who both graduated from PHS on June 1, were the two PHS students honored. Sorenson was champion in the category, Outstanding Supporting Actress, for her role as Lina Lamont, in “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Crawford was named one of the two honorable mentioned students in the category, Outstanding Actor in a musical, for his role of Cosmo, in “Singin’ in the Rain.”

GREAT marketing manager Mary Calantoc, says that GREAT encourages high schools to do outstanding drama and musical productions and that these first-time GREATies awards recognize the work of schools and individual students for such works.

The champions in the different categories each received one of GREAT’s Dennis Whipple Theatre Scholarships. PHS received a $500 scholarship, and Sorenson received a $250 scholarship.