A panel of professional judges adjudicated Mira Costa’s fall and spring musicals, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Anything Goes. Thirteen Southern California high schools compete in the JRAY program, including the area’s top performing-arts schools.
For Anything Goes, Mira Costa received awards for Ensemble of the Year; Comedian of the Year: Buster Baer as Moonface Martin; Comedienne of the Year: Danielle Kay as Bonnie; Male Soloist of the Year: Cameron Boyer as Billy Crocker. Mira Costa also won Best Show of the Day for a 5-minute montage from Anything Goes, performed at the awards show. In addition, senior Rachel Azafrani received a $1,000 scholarship from Fullerton Civic Light Opera.
Mira Costa’s JRAY nominees include Musical of the Year: Anything Goes; Director of the Year: Carol J. Mathews for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Actor of the Year: Matt Sena as Charlie Brown, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Supporting Actress of the Year: Julia McDermott as Sally, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Supporting Actor of the Year: Ron Yadin as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, Anything Goes; Female Soloist of the Year: Elissa Wells as Reno Sweeney, Anything Goes; Male Dancer of the Year: Ryan Fiene, Anything Goes; Student Orchestra of the Year: Anything Goes; Stage Manager of the Year: Andrew Aronesty, Anything Goes; Choreography: Anything Goes; Sets: Anything Goes; Costumes: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Crew/Technical Execution: Anything Goes; Sound Audio: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Lighting: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.