Marietta Middle School
The Academy Actors from Marietta Sixth Grade Academy won the coveted title of Outstanding Production in the elementary division for their performance of Aladdin Jr. at the 2019 Junior Theater Festival held last weekend at The Cobb Galleria. Over 120 performance groups from around the world attended the 14th annual celebration of musical theater by young artists.
This was the first Outstanding Production trophy for the group. Emilio Eraydin was named Best Actor for his performance as “Genie”, while Thomas Osorio and Libby Barnes were selected to the all star cast group. As one of nine Outstanding Production winners, and the only one in the K-6 division, the MSGA Drama students were asked to perform one musical number in front of all 6,500 theater lovers in attendance at the annual award ceremony held on the third and final day of the festival.
The performance is directed by Josh Waters, with music direction by Maya Keiser, and choreography by Katie Pilson. Tootie Berniard is the assistant producer for the show and Sarah Martin is the parent liaison for MSGA Drama.