Euclid Represents at DAZZLE

DAZZLE AWARD performers/participants on the Connor Palace stage, including 5 of Euclid's own from the 2016 production of West Side Story.

Euclid High School was one of nineteen area high schools to participate in the 1st annual DAZZLE AWARDS on Saturday, May 21st in the illustrious Connor Palace at Cleveland's own Playhouse Square.  This inaugural gala event celebrated the art of musical theatre and also recognized the countless hours spent to produce these ""Broadway-caliber" high school musical productions from the past few months. Over 180 students from the participating high school musical productions took the Connor stage, blowing away the thousands in attendance with their awesomely wicked talents.  Among these students were Euclid's very own, representing this year's 2016 Big Show Production of West Side Story were: Ashley Johnson (EHS Class of 2016, "Maria"-nominated for The John and Patricia Chapman Best Actress Award), Corbin Gray (EHS Class of 2018, "Action"-nominated for The John and Patricia Chapman Best Supporting Actor Award), and from EHS Class of 2017:  Lauren Banasik ("Anita"), Abbie Dickerson ("Consuela"), and Kourtney Price ("Teresita").  Euclid's West Side Story production also earned itself a nomination in the category for BEST CHOREOGRAPHY EXECUTION.  Prior to the DAZZLE Award event, these 180 participants engaged in a week-long tech rehearsal which, in itself, was an educational experience second to none, having the opportunity to work with Tony Award-nominated director/choreographer Dan Knechtges to stage the DAZZLE Awards for an entire week will certainly be a wonderful memory to last a lifetime!

Unfortunately, Euclid did not bring home any DAZZLE Awards this year, but they will certainly be back for NEXT YEAR'S DAZZLE'S with another AWESOME BIG SHOW! 

BRAVO Euclid! BRAVO!! 

Jennifer Banasik

I am a lifelong Euclid resident, born and raised, and now, along with my husband John, we are raising our children in Euclid. We love to support the schools and especially the arts. Hoping to be given the opportunity to spread the word about all of the GOOD things in Euclid, particularly in the area of Fine Arts.

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