Coyote Cast and Crew Gather for a Night to Remember

posted Jun 9, 2016, 6:05 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 7:11 AM ]
On Sunday, June 5, over 80 SFX students, teachers and parents went to the NAC to attend this year’s Cappies Gala in support of our 4 Cappies Commendees (Maryam Eldalk, Morgan Winker, Ethan Goodchild, and Sam Van Berkel), our 2 members of the Cappies Chorus (Connor McMahon and Chelsea Kisil), and our record 14 nominations. We were definitely the loudest cheering section there.
Part of our enthusiastic cheering section:
 

Nominations:
1. Marketing and Publicity (Michaela Michalopulos and Liam Kelly) 
2. Sound (David Giroux, Jack McPhee, Kayla Robinson, Mohammed Al-Faesly & Pravir Kidia)
3. Lighting (Gabriel Chamoun)
4. Costumes (Drama Production Class)
5. Makeup (Jess Batten, Shane Crocker, Tessa Dougan, Shayna Murray, Emma Duchesne, Sierra Garon, Skylar Huibers, Lauren Monlezun, Victoria Rochon, and Rebecca Upward)
6. Ensemble (Lauren Mundt & Sofia Pantano as Flotsam & Jetsam)
7. Featured Actress (Coral Oates as Aquata)
8. Featured Actor (Martin McLaren as Chef Louis)
9. Comic Actress (Angela Johnson as Sebastian)
10. Comic Actor (Will Jenkins as Scuttle)
11. Male Vocalist (Connor McMahon as Prince Eric)
12. Lead Actress (Chelsea Kisil as Ariel)
13. Critics’ Favourite Song – If Only (Quartet)
14. Critics’ Favourite Musical

Part of the Parade of Nominees down the red carpet:
 

Students were up against 27 other plays and musicals from in and around the city, but managed to take home 3 wins for Male Vocalist, Makeup, and Lead Actress:
  

Chelsea Kisil, Connor McMahon, Pat Williamson and Angela Johnson also got to perform the nominated Quartet on the NAC main stage:

As said by two of our graduating award winners:

“Couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish high school” - Connor McMahon

“I am beyond blessed to have experienced such an incredible night with people who are so dear to me. … I acknowledged the power of emotion- true and raw emotion- during my acceptance speech for my award, and I stand by each word I breathlessly let out to the audience before me. Art saves lives.” - Chelsea Kisil

The Coyote Cast and Crew proved that the Creative Arts are alive and well at SFX!!!

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