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The National Youth Theatre Awards recognized Musical Theatre of Anthem’s performance of The Wizard of Oz with numerous honors at their fifth annual awards show earlier this month. The show earned honors for Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical.

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Musical Theatre of Anthem earns recognition
Staff Report ~ 8/25/2010

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) received three National Youth Theatre Awards earlier this month and an additional seven nominations for performances in their 2009-10 season.
Awards include Outstanding Ensemble for The Wizard of Oz, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (ages 13 and under) to Madeline Wessel for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (ages 13 and under) to Hannah Long for her role as the Lion in The Wizard of Oz. Nominations include Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (ages 13 and under) to Kailyn Toussaint for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (ages 13 and under) to Maggie Eley as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Peyton Wayne as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Maddie Lopez as the Lion is The Wizard of Oz, and Jaci Wells as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, as well as Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (ages 13 and under) to Taylor Ellsworth for her role as Clarissa in Little Women and Madeline Wessel for her role as Young Amy in Little Women.
For information on the upcoming season go to musicaltheatreofanthem.org
National Youth Theatre's Fifth Annual Awards considered more than 200 productions for the awards, including shows from more than 100 different theatres in more than 50 cities spanning 15 states. The award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of 18 judges and reviewers.