'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown'

Wenatchee High School’s production of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” is up for multiple Apple Awards.

WENATCHEE — On June 5 at 7 p.m., the Numerica Performing Arts Center will host the first Apple Awards, an annual ceremony to honor the achievements of local, participating individuals and programs that have demonstrated excellence or innovation in theater.

Winners from seven categories will be announced, entertainment will be provided by Music Theatre of Wenatchee and Fabulous Feet Dance Studio, and a recipient of the Numerica Theatre Scholarship will be recognized. Tickets for the event, sponsored by Davis Arneil Law Firm, are on sale now.

Nominees

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical

Mason Atwood, “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” Wenatchee High School

Riley Bergan, “Les Misérables School Edition,” Eastmont High School

Landon Davies, “Once Upon a Mattress,” Cascade High School

Hope Erdmann, “Legally Blonde The Musical,” Cashmere High School

Olive Ryan, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” Wenatchee High School

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play

Nathan Hagan, “Dystopia! 3 Comedic One Acts,” Cascade High School

Faith Kruse, “Play On!,” Cashmere High School

Kelsea Turner, “Dystopia! 3 Comedic One Acts,” Cascade High School

Sam Wilson, “Play on!,” Cashmere High School

Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Musical

Sarah Bersch, “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” Wenatchee High School

Ellie Camp, “Once Upon a Mattress,” Cascade High School

Chloe Forsyth, “Les Misérables School Edition,” Eastmont High School

Brianna Hughes, “Legally Blonde The Musical,” Cashmere High School

Rhawnie Jones, “Legally Blonde The Musical,” Cashmere High School

Grace Orallo, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” Wenatchee High School

Zane Priebe, “Once Upon a Mattress,” Cascade High School

Aracely Renteria, “Les Misérables School Edition,” Eastmont High School

Coby Russel, “Les Misérables School Edition,” Eastmont High School

Carson Zehnder, “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” Wenatchee High School

Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Play

Gabby Kennedy, “Play On!,” Cashmere High School

Tagen Mathew, “Dystopia! 3 Comedic One Acts,” Cascade High School

Hadleigh Murphy, “Play On!,” Cashmere High School

Isaac Peyton, “Play On!,” Cashmere High School

Emma Skylstad, “Dystopia! 3 Comedic One Acts,” Cascade High School

Outstanding Ensemble Cast

“How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” Wenatchee High School

“Legally Blonde The Musical,” Cashmere High School

“Les Misérables School Edition,” Eastmont High School

Outstanding Overall Play

“Dystopia! 3 Comedic One Acts,” Cascade High School

“Play On,” Cashmere High School

Outstanding Overall Musical

“How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” Wenatchee High School

“Legally Blonde The Musical,” Cashmere High School

“Les Misérables School Edition,” Eastmont High School

“Once Upon a Mattress,” Cascade High School

Each participant was assessed by a group of volunteer evaluators known as “The Apple Academy,” who were selected to participate based on their experience and understanding of the performing arts.

The evaluation criteria places value on creativity and achievement, taking into account unique resources and production challenges; spectacle or production value will not be emphasized.

This year’s Apple Awards is led by the Alex Haley, Numerica PAC’s program manager. “A theater awards program is something a lot of people have wanted to do over the years, so we’re very excited to be able to finally get it off the ground,” says Haley. “It’s something we’ve never done before which has presented a unique challenge, but we’re eager to learn, adapt and grow the Apple Awards for years to come.”

The mission of the Apple Awards is to recognize unique talents within our communities, promote the arts to a broader audience, increase the depth of appreciation to existing audiences and encourage the continued development of exceptional performers.

The Numerica PAC has also partnered with Numerica Credit Union to develop the Numerica Theatre Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship for a high school senior who has been positively impacted by their involvement in theater arts.

Tickets for the Apple Awards are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 663-2787, online at numericapac.org or the Numerica PAC Box Office at the Stanley Civic Center.

Marissa Collins is marketing director for the Numerica Performing Arts Center.