Murrieta Valley Junior Marisa Moenho Goes to National High School Musical Theatre Awards


Moenho was Named the Lucie Arnaz Award Winner for Outstanding Actress for a High School Musical Theatre on Sunday, May 20

Murrieta Valley High School and Garrett Hoy of Musical Theatre University were named the Lucie Arnaz Award Winners for Outstanding Actress and Actor, at the Lucie Arnaz Awards for High School Musical Theatre

Marisa Moenho, performing in Murrieta Valley High School’s recent production of Urinetown, was named the Lucie Arnaz Award Winner for Outstanding Actress at the Lucie Arnaz Awards for High School Musical Theatre on Sunday, May 20, at The Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs.

Moenho will go to The National High School Musical Theatre Awards on June 25th at the Minskoff Theatre in New York, where she will join 100 other high school students competing for the title of top high school actor and actress in the nation. She is a junior at Murrieta Valley High School.

The Lucie Arnaz Awards recognize performing arts students throughout the Inland Empire. This season, 28 competitors competed for the Lucie Arnaz Awards. The competitors represented 14 schools in Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Beaumont, Riverside, Temecula and Murrieta.

Each of the competitors played the leading role in their high school musical produced during the 2017-18 school year.

The judges for the event included Lucia Arnaz, Stage and Television Actress Joyce Bulifant, Hollywood Agent Sid Craig, Tony Winner Gary Beach, Tony Winner Larry Fuller, Former Member of The Ten Tenors Chad Hilligus, Broadway’s Janene Lovullo and Martin Wiviott, CEO of The Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

For more information or questions, please contact Murrieta Valley High School Drama Teacher Shilind Wheaton at 951-696-1408. For more information on The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (known as the Jimmy Awards) visit www.jimmyawards.com.

Press Release Provided By the MVUSD

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