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SHS senior being honored for Cinderella performance in “Into the Woods”

SHS senior being honored for Cinderella performance in “Into the Woods”
SHS senior Ashlynn Haun plays Cinderella in "Into the Woods" (photo courtesy Brad Ronne)

Scottsbluff High School senior Ashlynn Haun is one of ten lead actresses to be honored on Friday, June 8th in Omaha in the fifth annual Nebraska High School Theatre Awards program through Omaha Performing Arts.

Modeled after the Tony Awards, this red-carpet event will feature performances by more than 350 students from 70 Nebraska schools, with awards for outstanding productions, top ensembles and performers, and artistic excellence behind-the-scenes.

Haun is being honored in the category of “Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role” for her performance as Cinderella in the SHS production of “Into the Woods.”

SHS Music Director Brad Ronne told KNEB News the award is well deserved, and said they welcomed the outside recognition and feedback.

Ronne had high praise for both Ashlynn and the entire cast & crew and says they did a great job.

Ronne says because we are so isolated out here, it was exciting to have some adjudicators come out and watch their show, offer feedback, and honor some of the cast members.

Representatives from all participating schools have the opportunity to perform at the fifth annual statewide celebration.

Student performers will work with leading local musicians, professional music directors and a NYC-based choreographer during the week leading up to the awards.

The lead actor and actress selected to participate in the Broadway League’s 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York will be announced at the awards showcase.

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