Garden Street was honored to be awarded Best Debut School at Access Broadway this past weekend!
29 students ages ranging from five to seventeen competed over three days from March 17th-19th in dance, acting, singing, and musical theater. Garden Street entered a total of 71 entries at this competition, our most ever.
See below a few of the highlights from the competition. Congratulations to all involved!
Broadway Star Awards
The Broadway Star Awards are the most prestigious and hardest won awards at the competition. To qualify for one of these awards acts must be nominated by the judges and selected against the best in the competition. Winners give acceptance speeches to the entire group, making this their ‘Academy Award Moment!’ Garden Street was thrilled to win several of these awards.
Best Musical Theater Group: Pippin (Brianna Dominguez, Sara Bartoszek, Sophia Duke, Kaitlyn Rivera, Tyler Hentz, Sienna Mello)
Best Jr. Duet/Trio: Mama Who Bore Me (Sara Bartoszek, Kaitlyn Rivera, Sophia Duke)
Best Sr. Duet/Trio: The Schuyler Sisters (Sara Bartoszek, Brianna Dominguez, Toni Fite)
Best Jr. Vocal Song 10 and under: Nirvaan Pal (Extraordinary)
Best Jr. Vocal Song 11-12: Sophia Duke (Someone to Watch Over Me)
Best Jr. Vocal Song 9 and under: Finn McLoughlin (Gone Too Soon) (Diva Division)
Best Sr. Vocalist 13-19: Brianna Dominguez (All That Matters) (Diva Division)
Best Actor: Bella Rostan (Monologue: Well)
High Score Awards- Solos
Garden Street students submitted outstanding solos at this competition! Garden Street swept the Best All Star Vocalist categories at this competition. Annie Mac Dance and Musical Theater Company members across all age groups snagged first places in their categories.
Sara Bartoszek- Winner Best All Star Vocalist 13-16 (Diva Division)
Brianna Dominguez- Winner Best All Star Vocalist 17-19 (Diva Division)
Finn McLoughlin- Winner Best All Star Vocalist 9-12 (Diva Division)
Sophia Duke- Winner Best All Star Vocalist 9-12 (Debut Division)
Steven Schmidt- 1st Runner Up Best All Star Actor 13-19 (Debut Division)
Sara Bartoszek- Winner 1st Place Broadway Ballad 13-14 (Light in the Piazza)
Sara Bartoszek- Winner 1st Place Concert Uptempo 13-14 (When I Sing in My Car)
Sara Bartoszek- Winner 1st Place Open Vocal 13-14 (With You)
Brianna Dominguez- Winner 1st Place Broadway Ballad 17-19 (All That Matters)
Brianna Dominguez- Winner 1st Place Concert Uptempo 17-19 (Firework)
Brianna Dominguez- Winner 1st Place Concert Ballad 17-19 (Wind Beneath My Wings)
Finn McLoughlin- Winner 1st Place Concert Ballad 9-10 (Gone Too Soon)
Finn McLoughlin- Winner 1st Place Concert Uptempo 9-10 (Believin’)
Ava Guzman- Winner 1st Place Lyrical Solo 11-12 (In the Embers)
Bella Rostan- Winner 1st Place Acting Comedy Monologue 9-10 (Well)
Nirvaan Pal- Winner 1st Place Broadway Ballad 9-10 (Better Than I)
Nirvaan Pal- Winner 1st Place Broadway Uptempo 9-10 (Extraordinary)
Sienna Mello- Winner 2nd Place Broadway Uptempo 9-10 (Time to Play)
Annalise Dominguez- Winner 2nd Place Broadway Uptempo 11-12 (Blow Gabriel Blow)
Annalise Dominguez- Winner 2nd Place Concert Uptempo 11-12 (Rolling in the Deep)
Annalise Dominguez- Winner 2nd Place Open Vocal 11-12 (My Time)
Sophia Duke- Winner 1st Place Broadway Uptempo 11-12 (Waiting for Life to Begin)
Sophia Duke- Winner 1st Place Open Vocal 11-12 (Someone to Watch Over Me)
Sophia Duke- Winner 3rd Place Concert Uptempo 11-12 (The Climb)
Students in duet and trio pieces found great success in their small group partnerships. They brought down the house with their fun renditions of these beloved Broadway songs.
Finn McLoughlin & Tyler Hentz- Winner 1st Place 9-12 (Feet Don’t Touch the Ground)
Brianna Dominguez & Sara Bartoszek- Winner 1st Place 13-15 (The Winner Takes It All)
Brianna Dominguez & Steven Schmidt- Winner 1st Place 13-15 (Scene: To Date or Not To Date)
Sara Bartoszek, Sophia Duke, Kaitlyn Rivera- Winner 1st Place 9-12 (Mama Who Bore Me)
Sara Bartoszek & Tyler Hentz- Winner 1st Place 13-15 (All I Ask of You)
Kaitlyn Rivera, Annalise Dominguez, Sienna Mello- Winner 1st Place 9-12 (If Only You Would Listen)
Sara Barotszek, Brianna Dominguez, Toni Fite- Winner 1st Place (The Schuyler Sisters)
The McLoughlin Brothers- Winner 1st Place 7-8 (Me and My Shadow)
Brianna Dominguez & Finn McLoughlin- Winner 1st Place 13-15 (The Prayer)
Our competitors had so much fun collaborating with each other in group numbers! It was amazing to see their team strength and support for one another in each of the group numbers that we took to competition.
Pippin- Winner 1st Place Broadway Group Vocal
Manhattan- Winner 1st Place Concert Vocal Group
A Hoboken Tale- Winner 2nd Place Broadway Vocal Production
Kiara Albuja, Grace Connolly, Carys Demar, Joia Demar, Tara Dean, Kate Enger, Ava Guzman, Jack McLoughlin, Finn McLoughlin, Emily Moll, Madison Moll, Avery Ramsey, Skye Riller, Kaitlyn Rivera, Bella Rostan, Jenna Sirio, Audrey Sussman, Salome Torres, Sara Bartoszek, Annalise Dominguez, Brianna Dominguez, Sophia Duke, Toni Fite, Sienna Mello, Nirvaan Pal, Steven Schmidt, Addison Swiatek, Adele Tanini, Tyler Hentz.