Monday, May 13, 2013
The school has an opportunity to defend its Best Musical title.
Baldwin High School has an opportunity to defend the Gene Kelly Awards' Best Musical title, earning six nominations in 13 possible Kelly categories this year, including that one as well as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Maggie Brooks, who impressed as "Tracy Turnblad" in "Hairspray," is Baldwin's shot at Best Actress. Brooks was a nominee in the same category in 2011 but did not come away with the hardware. Brooks was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award in 2012, helping Baldwin earn the Best Musical award that year. Meanwhile, Greg Arcuri is Baldwin's hope for Best Supporting Actor in 2013 for, oddly enough, his gender-bending portrayal of Tracy's mother "Edna Turnblad." The other acting nomination for Baldwin …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Share a photo to enter Patch's 'Nutcracker Tradition' contest. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's upcoming holiday production of 'The Nutcracker.'
Attending a performance of "The Nutcracker" is a holiday tradition, and this year, Patch wants to help you enjoy the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's always-in-demand production of the classic story of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince. Enter Patch's "Nutcracker Tradition" photo contest by sharing a photo or photos of your favorite little one holding your family's favorite nutcracker. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to attend a performance this month of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's holiday spectacular, "The Nutcracker." Starting today and lasting through Dec. 17, you may enter our contest by uploading here your photo or photos of your favorite youngster with a nutcracker. Each Patch site in western Pennsylvania will choose one winner …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Baldwin High School takes the top honor at the Gene Kelly Awards for 'Curtains.'
Baldwin High School took home a Gene Kelly Award for "Best Musical, Budget Level III" for its production of the musical mystery comedy "Curtains." The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and the University of Pittsburgh presented the 22nd Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater on Saturday night. The event, held at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, selected performers from 32 participating high schools that produced a spring musical. The award, named for iconic Hollywood movie star and Pittsburgh native Gene Kelly, was given to promote excellence in high school musical theater. Kelly is most notably remembered for "Singin' in the Rain," the titular song of the classic musical comedy. Like many televised …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The school is recognized for its production of 'Curtains.'
By earning an impressive eight nominations in 13 possible categories, Baldwin High School has put itself in fine position to walk away from the 2012 Gene Kelly Awards show with a good bit of hardware. Baldwin High garnered two Gene Kelly nominations in 2011 but came away with no awards. This year, the school could rebound with an array of trophies in various categories thanks to its spring production of "Curtains," a parody of 1950s "whodunnit" mystery theater. Baldwin's 2012 nominees: The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's 22nd Annual Gene Kelly Awards show will be held at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. According to its website, the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Girl wins tickets to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's production of 'Coppelia' at The Benedum Center.
This special girl (pictured) has won a pair of tickets to attend the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's production of the romantic comedy "Coppelia" at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. Baldwin-Whitehall Patch reader "Mel" uploaded a photo of this little girl—her daughter—for Patch's "Your Favorite Toy" contest, and her picture was chosen randomly by our staff as the B-W winner. She and a guest will now receive a pair of tickets to attend an 8 p.m. performance of "Coppelia" on either Friday, April 13, or Saturday, April 14. She will get to choose her preferred date. The retail value of the tickets is $81.50. Featuring its own lifesize dancing dolls, "Coppelia" tells the story of an inventor who creates the beautiful mechanical "Coppelia…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A roundup of the region's top weekly stories.
Here are this week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Dormont Council Votes Against Pitcher Park Melani's Preliminary Hearing Postponed WATCH: Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Harrison Eighth-Graders Students Prevent Bullying, Lend a Helping Hand Brand New Church to Offer Easter Eve Service, Egg Hunt Photo Contest: Show Patch Your Favorite Girl or Boy with a Favorite Toy --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Below are guidelines for our 'Your Favorite Toy' contest, running from April 2-11. No purchase is required to enter or to win.
Monday, April 2, 2012
1. Eligibility: Patch’s Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, contractors, freelancers and bloggers of Patch Media Corporation, AOL Inc., their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of Contest, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Contest (collectively “Contest Entities”) and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and …
Share the photo of the child you love best with the toy he or she loves best to enter Patch's 'Favorite Toy' contest. Winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's upcoming production of 'Coppelia.'
Be it a well-loved doll, a tough-as-nails action figure, a sturdy truck or a worn-to-the lining stuffed bear, a special toy has been part of just about everyone's childhood. B-W Patch readers, we'd love to see a photo of your favorite child along with his or her favorite toy. Why not share those charming photos in our "Your Favorite Toy" photo contest, and for doing so, possibly win a pair of tickets to a great family-friendly performance? Starting today and until 12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, you may enter our contest by uploading your photo or photos here of your favorite youngster with a favorite toy. Each Patch site in western Pennsylvania will choose one winner and award one prize, using a random drawing from entries submitted to …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
District recognitions, new printer/copier contract approved, Lions Club donation and much more.
Outstanding Students Applauded The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board recognized a number of B-W School District students on Wednesday night, starting with its applause of J.E. Harrison Middle School seventh-grader Katie Zemaitis for winning a First Night Pittsburgh Singing Contest and performing at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts during Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012. The board also congratulated Katarena McCall (cosmetology), Nicholas Keller (collision repair & refinishing), Matthew Mient (auto mechanics), Shawdaea Hatch (cosmetology) and Richard Conti (auto mechanics) as recent recipients of Extra Effort awards from Steel Center Area Vocational Technical School. Retired Steel Center Director Thanked for His Service B-W …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Harrison Middle School seventh-grader sings Martina McBride's 'Anyway.'
Katie Zemaitis, a seventh-grader at J.E. Harrison Middle School, performed at The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts during Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2012. Zemaitis was invited to perform during the New Year's Eve celebration as the winner of Equitable Gas and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's First Night Pittsburgh Singing Contest. Zemaitis' audition video of her singing Martina McBride's "Anyway" earned the most fan votes out of all challengers for the right to perform at The Benedum Center. Zemaitis also won $500 in cash. Zemaitis, 12, and her family live in Whitehall Borough. She performed "Anyway" again on New Year's Eve. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.