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Press Release



Hunter Schwarz and Annika Gullahorn win Leading Actor and Actress and
will compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards competition

SAN DIEGO (May 29, 2013)—The winners of the 2013 Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards, the annual competition recognizing excellence in high school theater throughout San Diego County, were announced on Monday, May 20 after the final round of competition was held on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Hunter Schwarz of Canyon Crest Academy and Annika Gullahorn of Pacific Ridge School won in the categories of Leading Actor and Actress in a High School Musical, respectively, and will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards/The Jimmy™ Awards competition to be held on July 1 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The other winners of this year’s Globe Honors were Samuel Brogadir of San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and Alexis Young of Escondido Charter High School (Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre), Mitchell Connelly and Samantha Littleford, both of Coronado School of the Arts (Outstanding Achievement in Spoken Theatre) and Alexandra Adams of San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre). Local CBS News 8 anchor Marcella Lee emceed the final round of competition and announced the winners of Globe Honors, which was presented in association with Broadway/San Diego – A Nederlander Presentation.

Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards invited high school theater students to compete with songs, monologues and portfolios in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. Winners of all Globe Honors categories received $1,000 scholarships, and the winners of the Musical, Spoken and Technical Theater categories will participate in a two-day trip to Los Angeles where they will go behind the scenes at Center Theatre Group, attend a casting workshop and take in a show.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater. The 2013 program will commence in New York City on June 26, with rehearsals, master classes, private coaching and interviews with theater professionals leading up to the live awards show where the Jimmy™ Awards (named for legendary Broadway producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander) for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress will be presented on July 1. 2012 winners Nicolette Burton and Chase Fischer traveled to the NHSMTA/The Jimmy™ Awards and appeared on the PBS documentary about the experience, Broadway or Bust, and Burton was one of three leading actresses in the final round of competition. 2010 Globe Honors winner Katie Sapper also competed as a top three finalist in New York.

Founded by David T. Nederlander in 1912, the Nederlander Organization is currently celebrating 100 years of theater development, ownership, management and production under the guidance of James M. Nederlander. Broadway/San Diego – A Nederlander Presentation is part of the nationally recognized Nederlander Producing Company of America and has presented over 350 shows and events during its 36-year history.

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit

CALENDAR: Other Desert Cities (4/27-6/2), Be a Good Little Widow (5/11-6/9), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (6/2-9/29), The Merchant of Venice (6/9-9/28), Thinking Shakespeare Live! (6/15), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (6/16-9/26), The Rainmaker (7/13-8/11), Double Indemnity (7/27-8/25).

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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater’s education and community programs. The Globe brings world-class theater to its community through innovative initiatives designed to overcome barriers to arts attendance. Numerous world premieres such as Into the Woods, The Full Monty, Nobody Loves You and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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