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Talon Theatre Brings Home Coveted MACY Award


Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s Talon Theatre spring musical, The Secret Garden was awarded Spirit of the MACY Awards for Best Musical of the Year at the 52nd Annual Spirit of the MACY Awards on Sunday, June 5 at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center. Talon Theatre students received thirty-five awards in all for The Fantasticks and The Secret Garden including Best Male and Female Vocalist for Danny Troyan and Olivia Orellana as Archibald Craven and Mary Lennox and Best Supporting Actress for Sarah Clarke as Martha.

Annie Mulvihill received a $750 MACY scholarship to apply to her studies in theatre in college.

"The MACY Award is equivalent to winning CIF and is a rare and great honor," said Amy Luskey-Barth, Artistic Director Talon Theatre. While numerous shows have been recognized over the years, the last time SMCHS won the MACY was in 2014 for Pippin.  

The Fantasticks was directed by Amy Luskey-Barth

Choreography by Casey Garritano

Musical Direction by Chris Winn

The Secret Garden was directed by Amy Luskey-Barth

Choreography by Randy Hills

Musical Direction by Chris Winn

Orchestra Conductor Francisco Calvo

 

Spirit of the MACY Awards 2022

The MACY Award for Best Musical of the Year: The Secret Garden

Bright Spots: Awarded to someone who brings something special to a minor role:

Fantasticks:

Reaghan Genest '25

The Secret Garden:

Honor Clarkin '22

Reaghan Genest '25

Thomas Rawlings '22

Special Recognition:

Fantasticks:

Anna Sprague '25

Brooke Berberian '25

Charlie Goubran '25

Delaney Jankanish '22

Jane Handa '24

Mason Farber '24

Thomas Rawlings '22

Tyler Von der Ahe '23

The Secret Garden:

Joey Calvo - Special Guest

Achievement Award:Distinction in a demanding role:

The Secret Garden:

Bianca Vaquerino '25

Brianna Velez '23

Jane Handa '24

Outstanding Achievement Award:

Outstanding Merit in a Demanding Role:

Fantasticks:

Elizabeth Bork '22

Brianna Velez '23

Ethan Diaz '23

Robbie Troyan '24

The Secret Garden:

Brennan McMahon '22

Charlie Goubran '25

Delaney Giraudi '23

Matthew Elniski '22

Robbie Troyan '24

Highest Achievement Award: Professional level skills above the norm for high school:

Fantasticks:

Brennan McMahon '22

Danny Troyan '22

Olivia Orellana '22

The Secret Garden:

Danny Troyan '22

Elizabeth Bork '22

Octi Roges '23

Ethan Diaz '23

Olivia Orellana '22

Sarah Clarke '23

Individual Highest Achievement:

The Secret Garden:

Best Supporting Actress: Sarah Clarke '23

Best Female Vocalist: Olivia Orellana '22

Best Male Vocalist: Danny Troyan '22

Scholarship Winner:

Annie Mulvihill '22