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April 30, 2014

And the (Ray of Light) nominees are ....

The annual Ray of Light Awards honor excellence in high school theater. This year’s red carpet event will be held beginning at 6 p.m. May 18 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.

The program was developed to promote the efforts of area high school music theater and drama programs. A year-long adjudication process culminates in a formal awards night honoring the best and brightest performers in high schools within 40 miles of the Community Theatre League in Williamsport.

The nominees are:

Leading Actor in a Play —  Adam Leister in “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?,” Shikellamy High School; Brian Lose in “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Selinsgrove High School; Jacob Deak in “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” Montoursville High School; Nick Fisher in “Zombie Wedding,” St. John Neumann Regional Academy; and Benjamin Nesselrodt in “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” Hughesville High School.

Leading Actress in a Play — Hannah Swanson in “Dearly Beloved,” Warrior Run High School; Shelby Snyder in “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?,” Shikellamy High School; Emily Kilheeney in “13 Reasons Why,” Loyalsock High School; and Areta Updegraff in “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” Montoursville High School.

Supporting Actor in a Play — Ben Kahn in “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Selinsgrove High School; Thomas Peterson in “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?,” Shikellamy High School; Hunter Nolan in “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” Montoursville High School; and Zachary West in “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” Montoursville High School.

Supporting Actress in a Play — Maggie Groce and Emily Russell in “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Selinsgrove High School; Lisa Waldman in “Dearly Beloved,” Warrior Run High School; Rebeka Yocum in “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?,” Shikellamy High School; and Janaya Daniele in “Zombie Wedding,” St. John Neumann Regional Academy.

Featured Actor in a Play — Jacob Hilbolt in “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” Selinsgrove High School; Evan Simpler in “Dearly Beloved,” Warrior Run High School; Nash Dawson in “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” Montoursville High School; and Zach Manning in “Harvey,” South Williamsport High School

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