SAHS junior Ben Valerius named Triple Threat Award and Jimmy’s Award finalist

June 13, 2018
Stillwater Theatre students

SAHS junior Ben Valerius was named a Triple Threat Award and Jimmy’s Award finalist by the Hennepin Theatre Trust. Valerius was recognized by the Trust’s Spotlight Education program for his singing, acting and dancing as well as community leadership. In addition, he won Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie.

Freshman Olivia Bystrom won Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Jan in Grease. Stillwater also received two Outstanding Technical Leadership awards: Lee Menzel as Deck Captain in Bye Bye Birdie and Anne Sullivan as Stage Manager for Grease. Stillwater Theatre also received a Community Engagement award.

Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role:
   Ben Valerius as Albert Peterson

Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role:
   Olivia Bystrom as Jan

Outstanding in Technical Leadership:
   Lee Menzel as Deck Captain Bye Bye Birdie
   Anne Sullivan as Stage Manager for Grease

Honorable Mention for Performance in a Leading Role:
   Eleanor Hahn as Mae Peterson
   Mya Lysne as Rosie Alvarez
   Mason Michalski as Danny Zuko
   Sohie Vogel as Kim MacAfee

Honorable Mention for Performance in a Supporting Role:
   Korinn Delaney as Betty Rizzo
   Ben Valerius as Doody