Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blumey winner Eva Noblezada is Jimmy Award runner-up

Eva Noblezada was named a runner-up last night at the Jimmy Awards in New York City, which is the national equivalent of the Tony Awards for high school theater.

Sixty-two high school students from across the country competed, and Eva was among the top seven who were asked to perform for judges.

Students were judged on a solo performance as well as group-medley performances during the awards show.

Two winners were named (one boy and one girl), and the remaining five, including Eva, were named runners-up and were awarded $2,500.

Eva won a Blumey Award in Charlotte for her performance as Ariel in Northwest School of the Arts' "Footloose." That award was her ticket to the Jimmys.

I wrote about Eva in June, and she told me that getting to perform on a Broadway stage (which, coincidentally, was the one where she first saw a Broadway show), would be "surreal" and "a dream come true." 

She'll be a senior at Northwest this fall.

PHOTO by Annette Calud: Eva Noblezada performing as Maria in "West Side Story" last year.