LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley High School Theater Department participated in the STANJ Governor's Theater Award Competition on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Montclair State University.

Mia Preziosi and Christopher Perez made top six in the musical pairs competition. "Lend Me a Tenor," directed by music instructor Pia Vanderstreet, took home best play, and "The Addams Family," directed by Jennifer Shue, took home best musical. Over 25 schools attended STANJ and competed in categories including monologues, scenes and musical theater. 

"This is our fourth year attending this event and it's a wonderful day for our students to show off their talent," said Theater Director Jennifer Shue. 

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Drama teacher Caren Atamian shared, “STANJ is a great opportunity for the theater and music students to stretch their skill set beyond the classroom. We prepare, do research, and rehearse in theater class, but ultimately the students can only experience the reality of auditioning through practical experience.”

Passaic Valley’s Fine and Performing Arts Department consistently offers instruction and opportunities for students to create, perform and compete to a successful end.