Scottsdale Community College production earns four ariZoni Award nominations, including “Best Musical”

Scottsdale Community College production earns four ariZoni Award nominations, including “Best Musical”

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 7, 2017) — The Scottsdale Community College theatrical production of “Avenue Q” has earned four ariZoni nominations — including “Best Musical.” The ariZoni Awards recognize excellence in local theater productions.

The winners will be announced during the 27th Annual ariZoni Theatre Awards for Excellence Monday, Sept. 25 at the Tempe Center for Performing Arts.

The student cast also will perform “For Now,” the closing song from “Avenue Q,” at the awards show.
In addition to “Best Musical,” other nominations were:
  • Beth Livingston-Haykes for Best Musical Direction
  • Luke Ottinger for Best Supporting Actor (role of Nicky)
  • Shawn Patti for Best Supporting Actor (role of Trekki Monster)
“These kids work so hard,” said Avenue Q Director Polly Chapman. “The students had to learn puppets as well as their lines and dance routines. It really allowed them to bond and I think the audience saw that commitment, talent and energy onstage.”
The SCC production ran in April at the school’s Performing Arts Center.
For ticket information to the awards show, visit the Tempe Center for the Arts home page.