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'Bring It On' wins two Dazzle Awards





All-City Arts' production of "Bring It On: The Musical" has won two regional Dazzle Awards.

Miraya Russell, who played the role of Nautica, was named best featured performer during an awards ceremony Saturday night at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace and Stephan Hall (LaCienega) won for best supporting actor. Miraya attends the Cleveland School of Architecture and Design at the John Hay Campus; Stephan graduated Monday from the Cleveland School of the Arts. 

The 19th annual All-City Musical also had been nominated for best ensemble/chorus and best choreography execution, and James Ford Rhodes student Anastasia Cobb, who played Bridget, was up for best supporting actress. 

All-City Arts performed the musical in April at the Ohio Theatre on Playhouse Square. The All-City Musical is staged annually at Playhouse Square in partnership with the Musical Theater Project and The Human Fund. In addition to the three-day run for the general public, the cast performs matinees for CMSD students. 

Teachers are provided with resources that can be used to examine each production's underlying themes and lessons -- in this case, the subjects included inclusion and gender equality. 

This year, more than two dozen school districts competed for Dazzle Awards in 14 categories.

The Dazzle Awards are presented by Patricia and John Chapman and are affiliated with the Broadway League Foundation’s National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as “The Jimmy Awards."