The 2nd Annual Beckie Awards were recently held at Farmingdale High School. Teacher Glen Beck (the Beck in Beckie) initiated the celebration last year to celebrate the accomplishments of students in his theatre classes. The show—written, stage managed, and performed by students—is a part roast and part awards show, with comedy scenes, musical theatre, pantomimes, monologues, and even a penny dreadful. The show ended with new tradition this year; seniors lit candles in celebration of their work and their hope for future success.
This year's award recipients included: Best Actor (Vitale Yenzer), Best Actress (Ashley Deschamps), Best Playwright (Abby Berge), Best Musical Theatre Performance (Kaitlyn Cavallo), Biggest Diva (Dylan Dowdican), Best Transformation (Cynthia Cruz), Most Improved (Karen Ramos), Best Team Player (Samantha Keating), Best Duo (Vitale Yenzer & Molly McDonough), Most Creative (Joanna Posillico), and Best Villain (Mollie Martin