We are so proud of the Annie Mac Dance and Musical Theater Companies who competed at Access Broadway Nationals this past week! Our dancers, singers, and actors have been preparing their pieces since January and perfecting them after their regional competition in April and we could not be more proud of how they did.
The competition took place in Long Island July 5th-9th with the final awards show at the PlayStation Theater on Broadway, Monday, July 11th. Garden Street competed against schools from all over the country and held their own as one of the top Debut schools in the nation. Each of our competitors had a jam-packed schedule of dance pieces, songs, and acting throughout each day. See below a few of the student highlights as well as the comprehensive list of results from the National competition.
Finn Douglas brought home several titles for Garden Street! He won the titles for Best All Star Vocalist 8 and under and Best All Star Performer 8 and under! He had to sing 3 solo songs, perform 1 monologue, and 1 tap dance to qualify. Finn won Best Vocalist Ages 12 and under out of kids from all over the country and received a Broadway Star for his vocal performances. He won Platinum Awards for all of his songs, and came in first place for the following: Vocal Solo Uptempo for ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’, Vocal Ballad for "Danny Boy", Vocal Broadway for "Last Midnight", Solo Acting Comedy for "Snoopy", Solo Tap for "Flight of the Bumblebee".
Georgia Brewer did an excellent job singing, dancing, and acting throughout Nationals. She won the titles of Best All Star Performer and the Broadway Star for Junior Actor. Georgia Brewer received the award of 1st place for her Solo Acting Comedy for her monologue ‘Spazmanian Devil’, 2nd place for Best Solo Vocal Broadway for ‘Steps of the Palace’, and was 2nd Runner up for All Star Vocalist. Georgia also won 3 Platinum Awards for singing and acting. Congratulations Georgia!
Sara Bartoszek scored three platinum scores for her songs ‘I Will Prevail’, ‘The Girl in 14G’, and ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’. Her excellent work earned her the Broadway Star for Best Teen Vocalist 13-14. She won 1st place for Best Solo Vocal Uptempo, placed second in the Best Solo Vocal Broadway category. Additionally her duet with Brianna Dominguez Dominguez won a Broadway Star for Best Vocal Duet for 13-19 year olds for their song ‘In His Eyes’ as well as a Platinum Award.
Brianna Dominguez swept the competition in the vocal categories. She won the Broadway Star for Teen Vocalist. Brianna placed received Platinum Awards for Solo Vocal Uptempo ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Ballad ‘Out here On My Own’, and Vocal Broadway for "Breathe". She also won the Broadway Star award for Best All Star Vocalist. Congratulations Brianna!
Dana Katz received a high gold for her jazz solo ‘Mama Knows Best’, and high golds for both her comedic and dramatic monologues. In addition to the scores she also received 2nd place for Best Solo Acting comedy for 11-12 year olds and first place for Best Solo Acting Drama for the same age group. Dana Katz also received the prestigious award of Best All Star Actor for ages 9-12.
Dance team captain Stella Borelli did a wonderful job competing as a triple threat throughout nationals. She competed in a total of 17 numbers in solo, trio, and group categories. Stella received a platinum award for the ‘At the Ballet’ vocal trio, and a platinum award for her vocal ballad, ‘The Portrait’. In addition, Stella received high gold awards for her two dance solos, monologue, and vocal Brodaway piece ‘Johnny One Note. Stella receive the high score award for Best Solo Vocal Ballad 13-14 and was third runner up for Best All Star Performer for the 13-16 age category.
Addie received numerous awards for her acting chops! She won the title of All Star Teen Actor for ages 13-16. and Best Solo Acting Drama. Additionally Addie was first runner up for the Best All Star Performer and placed third in the Best Solo Acting Comedic category. She received high golds for her song ‘Kindergarten Love’ and monologues ‘Sing Your Troubles Away’ and ‘Little Women’.
Annalise received a Broadway Star for Best Junior Vocalist in the 9-10 category. To qualify for this award Annalise submitted songs in three different categories: ‘Maybe’ in the Vocal Broadway category which she received a platinum award, ‘Colors of the Wind’ in the Ballad category for which she received a high gold, and ‘Fight Song’ in the Uptempo category which she received a high gold award. Annalise also performed ‘Anything You Can Do’ from Annie Get Your Gun with her older sister Brianna and received a high gold award.
These are just a few highlights from the amazing performers of Garden Street. We could not be more proud of each and every one of our competition team members. They have work so hard over these past months preparing for Nationals and it shows!