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Parrish Community High production earns theatre company awards, nominations

The School District of Manatee County is proud to announce that Parrish Community High School’s production of Disney’s Frozen has received six awards and 10 nominations from the Broadway Star of the Future Program. An awards ceremony is taking place on May 21st at The Straz Center in Tampa.



The Tony Awards-inspired showcase will honor Tampa Bay-area high school theater productions, programs and students. It will feature performances from the 2022-23 Best Performer Finalists, including Mars Woelfel, who played “Elsa” in the local production. The 11th grade student is now a contender for the Jimmy Award presented by the National High School Theatre Awards program.


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Award Winners

  • Mars Woelfel as “Elsa” – Top 10 Leading Role Performer
  • Jaxon Gaddis as “Kristoff” – Outstanding Leading Role Performer
  • Thaddeus Aiken as “Oaken/Pabbie” – Supporting Role
  • Kendall Vondran – Outstanding Dancer
  • Kendall Carrier, Conductor – Outstanding Orchestra
  • Olga Peña, Director (Theatre Teacher) – Outstanding Costume Design



  • Outstanding Musical
  • Emily Mentzer as “Anna” – Outstanding Leading Role Performer
  • Olga Peña, Director – Outstanding Direction of a Musical
  • Outstanding Lobby Display


Parrish Community was the only high school in Florida granted the rights to produce Disney’s Frozen. All of their performances, April 13-16, were sold out.