NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain High School Music Department exited, stage left, Thursday with two Halo Awards from Waterbury’s Seven Angels Theatre for its March production of “Disney’s: The Little Mermaid.”
Both awards went to senior Jasmine Colapietro. She received a special recognition “Above and Beyond” Halo for her work as assistant director and the other for Best Costume Design/Execution for her work managing the costume rental and designing additional costume pieces and accessories for the production and preview performances at the New Britain Public Library and local elementary schools.
The theatre’s Halo Awards honors outstanding work in high school theater from around the state, with awards and categories similar to the Oscars and the Tony Awards.
Jason Ferrandino, director of the NBHS production, said Robert Breau was also nominated for Best Actor in a Comedic Role for his performance as Scuttle. Additionally, Celeste Gigliotti was nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Ursula the Sea Witch and Colapietro received a Best Actress nomination for her on-stage role as Ariel. The stage crew was nominated as Best Running Crew for their backstage work.
The high school show featured a book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.