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And scene! The Broadway Education Alliance & Disney Theatricals has announced the 2023 roster of students nominated for the 13th annual Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. Farmingdale High School seniors Rebecca Kenjesky and Gabriella Stein were selected to advance to the next round. The young actors were nominated by teacher and director Jessica Mischke for their work earlier this year in the Farmingdale High School Playcrafters production of Pippin.

Only 56 students were chosen throughout New York State to move forward in the competition. Rebecca and Gabriella will receive coaching sessions with professionals, and based on that; the judges will select the Top 12 live at the Roger Rees Awards Showcase on Sunday, May 21st, in New York City. Daler A Cappella will also win the Harmony Helper Award at that same showcase!

The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance is the only student award in the New York metropolitan area that recognizes distinction in student performance and outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre programs. The program is funded through donations from industry professionals, foundations, licensing companies, and other individuals or companies committed to supporting performing arts programs in area schools.

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