The New Canaan High School Drama Department's production of "The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet" was honored with awards at the Connecticut Drama Association's Annual Festival.

The festival was held in Southbury on March 25 and 26. Nine Connecticut high schools performed dramatic pieces ranging from light comedy to serious drama. NCHS won 15 awards in total -- more than any other school has won for a production in the 75 year history of the CDA's.

NCHS won the Theatrical Excellence Award, the People's Choice Award, The Stage Management Award for the team of Anna Dearth, Allie Potenza, Michael DeMattia and Sara McCloskey on lighting. Samantha Tesluk won the Theatrical Design Award. New Canaan also won for Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Makeup, Excellence in Stylized Acting and Outstanding Characterization.

In the acting category one of the top acting prizes for Outstanding Actress went to Ashley Pacelli as Lady Capitulate and one of the All Connecticut Cast Awards went to Ryan Timberlake who played Romeo.

Honorable mentions for acting were won by Keri DeTullio, Ryan Stiffelman, Sean Petersen, Sam Tesluk and Brooke Turpin.

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