Teeny Awards

After months of on-stage rehearsal and hard work behind the scenes, the fruits of labor produced by Newfield's cast of The Little Mermaid were not only bountiful in ticket sales, but also in recognition for their talent by the Teeny Awards, which took place on June 5th at Riverhead High School. The Teeny Awards were established in 2002 by East End Arts & Humanities Council as a mock Tony Awards for high school students on Long Island. This year, 20 schools participated in their program, including Newfield.

Our nominees were...

Ally Short for her role as Ariel (Lead Female in a Musical)

Austin Pelissier for his role as Sebastian (Lead Male in a Musical)

Kate Groshans for her as Scuttle and choreography in Les Poisson Mayhem (Supporting Female in a

Musical; Outstanding Choreography in a Play or


Mikey Matthews for his role as Flotsam (Outstanding Performer in a Play or Musical)

Jasmine Recova for her role as Jetsam (Outstanding Performer in a Play or Musical)

Our actors also had to re-strap those Heelies because in addition to the nominations they were invited to perform Under the Sea in front of the Teeny’s audience, which they did an amazing job at.

Although none of our nominees won, sophomore Jasmine Recova walked away with a scholarship to attend the Long Island Music Theatre Festival this summer where she will get to work with the writer of the musical Wicked, and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz. When asked how she felt about this Jasmine said “I was honestly in shock and am so beyond grateful I have such an amazing music department to give me this amazing opportunity to work with someone like Stephen”

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