Medina Journal-Register — LYNDONVILLE — Stars of school musicals from across a nine-county area converged at the Auditorium Theatre on May 2 for the Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony. The Rochester Broadway Theatre League annually recognizes the local talent at this ceremony and stars of Lyndonville’s “Anything Goes” received honors.
Lyndonville’s Tom Follman was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role as Moonface Martin. LCSD’s Joy Follman, who portrayed Mrs. Wadsworth T. Harcourt, received Special Recognition and Tip of the Hat awards. Tip of the Hat is recognition from the Stars of Tomorrow judges and Special Regonition is submitted by individual school directors.
The two-district production also received Outstanding Singing Ensemble and Outstanding Pit Orchestra awards.
Medina students Madison Holland, Joe Mangiola and Regan Stacey were also recognized for their roles in “Anything Goes.” Stacey was named Best Supporting Actress and received a Tip of the Hat award for her work as the production choreographer. Mangiola was given a Tip of the Hat award. Holland was named a Rising Star after a nomination from musical director Jennifer Trupo.
The cast and pit orchestra were able to show their talents to the audience through a piece from the musical. Jordi Dixon and Tom Follman also performed with students from many of the participating schools in the opening number, which was arranged by Lyndonville’s Jim Schmitt.
The Stars of Tomorrow program supports the process of growth and learning, encouraging commitment, discipline and teamwork and acknowledging excellence. This program made its debut to the Greater Rochester area in 1999, with the main intent of bringing recognition to the high school musical and its performing arts students. Schools are divided into four divisions based on population and geographic area. Lyndonville participates in Class B, the second highest division.