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Youth Theater in the Spotlight


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Winning faces: 2007 SALTY Award honorees Katelyn Remington and Navzad Dabu.


Talented local young people get a chance to shine on Monday, May 19, when the Syracuse Area Live Theatre Youth (SALTY) Awards are presented.

The awards program, now in its third year, recognizes student contributions to scholastic and community theater. It’s a night when young actors and actresses deliver performances from their nominated shows and accept awards onstage at the New Times Theater, located in the Art and Home Center at the State Fairgrounds.

A pre-show dessert reception, included in the ticket price, begins at 6 p.m. The awards show takes place at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8 and some can be obtained in advance through a nominated school or community theater group. A very limited number of unreserved tickets may be available at the door on May 19. SALTY organizers recommend appearing at the theater by 5 p.m., since those tickets will be first-come, first-served, cash-only sales; last year the event sold out. Reservations may not be made in advance, but you can get more information about SALTYs by calling 449-0648 or go to the Family Times home page for SALTYs link.

SALTY-eligible productions include the following:

High Schools

  • Bishop Ludden Junior/SeniorHigh School, Syracuse
    The Music Man, Bang, Bang You’re Dead!

  • Cicero-North Syracuse High School
    Guys and Dolls

  • Corcoran High School CAST (Corcoran Association of Student Theatre), Syracuse
    Little Shop of Horrors, Henry Porter and the Cauldron of Death, The Mousetrap

  • C.W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville
    Thoroughly Modern Millie

  • Faith Heritage School, Syracuse
    Cinderella

  • Fayetteville-Manlius High School
    Jekyll and Hyde, Speak

  • Solvay High School
    Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version, All Because of Agatha

  • Tully Junior/Senior High School
    Seussical, A Christmas Carol, Arsenic and Old Lace

  • West Genesee High School, Camillus
    Thoroughly Modern Millie

  • Westhill High School, Syracuse
    Babes in Arms, A Christmas Carol

Theater Companies

  • Appleseed Productions
    Our Town, Playing With Fire (after Frankenstein), The Dragon

  • Baldwinsville Theater Guild
    Bye Bye Birdie

  • Bishop Ludden High School Community Theater
    Once On This Island

  • Christian School of Performing Arts
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Musical

  • Gifford Family Theatre
    Miss Nelson is Missing

  • Syracuse Children’s Theatre
    Fame

  • Syracuse Civic Theatre
    A Christmas Carol, High School Musical, IDOL The Musical, The Sound of Music

  • The Talent Company
    Footloose

  • Theatre ‘90
    Grease

  • Tully Council for the Arts
    Man of La Mancha

  • The Wit’s End Players
    The Will Rogers Follies

Honors will be given in the following categories; nominees must be chosen from SALTY-registered groups only.

Community Theater

  • Best Musical (two or more featured youth performers)
  • Best Play (two or more featured youth performers)
  • Best Actress, musical
  • Best Actor, musical
  • Best Supporting Actress, musical
  • Best Supporting Actor, musical
  • Best Actress, play
  • Best Actor, play
  • Best Supporting Actress, play
  • Best Supporting Actor, play
  • Best Ensemble (eligible productions comprised of 25 percent youth age 18 and younger)

Community Theater

  • Best Musical
  • Best Play
  • Best Actress, musical
  • Best Actor, musical
  • Best Supporting Actress, musical
  • Best Supporting Actor, musical
  • Best Actress, play
  • Best Actor, play
  • Best Supporting Actress, play
  • Best Supporting Actor, play
  • Best Director
  • Best Ensemble
  • Distinguished Educator Award

General Categories

  • SALTY Spirit (one chosen for each high school)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rising Star Award
Photo by Michael Davis




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