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Amelia Chrudimsky Explains Jimmy Awards Process


Q: Why did you originally get into musical theater?

A: I originally got into musical theatre because I always loved singing, and it was an opportunity for me to express myself and channel my creative energy into something extraordinary.

Q: What was the audition process like for the Jimmy Awards?

A: The Jimmy Awards process was very daunting. I had to prepare two song pieces: one from my nominated role and another musical theatre piece from the Jimmy Awards approved list. We also learned a short dance audition and had to perform it in groups. They required a written biography, resume, and a short essay detailing the meaningful parts of my experience in musical theatre this year. Lastly, I had a short interview with the judges after my vocal audition, so they could get to know me. Although it was an intimidating process, the judges and coordinators were so kind and welcoming to all the nominees and helped us through the audition process.

Q: What is it like to be a part of the Encore singers group? Can you tell me some of the things you do or have learned?

A: Encore Singers is an auditioned group of singers from the qualifying Center Stage schools that performs at Center events. This year, our group of thirteen performed at the Fox Cities PAC Gala, a Christmas Concert and Spring Broadway Concert with the Cornerstone Jazz Orchestra, and a few other fundraisers for the Center. Encore Singers was one of the best experiences I had this year. I met and got to perform with incredible students who share the same love and talent for musical theatre that I do.

Q: What was your favorite memory/experience from the event?

A: My favorite event from the Center Stage Showcase was hanging out backstage in the dressing rooms and getting dinner with all the other nominees. In a few short weeks, I became very close with everyone, and the entire Showcase day was filled with fun jokes and games backstage. It was so amazing to be surrounded by such kind, amazing people at the showcase.

Q: Do you see yourself doing anything with musical theater in the future?

A: I haven’t decided whether I will pursue musical theatre professionally, but I am certainly considering it! No matter what, I plan to keep performing for the rest of my life.

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Frannie Wied
Frannie Wied, Staff Writer
Sophomore Frannie Wied is a ballet enthusiast who is a lover of all things to do with the arts. She takes interest in social justice and exploring new cultures and locations through traveling. She has a special curiosity in marine biology and environmental affairs. She also has a passion for unbiased journalism and reporting the truth.

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