In The Schools

Continuing to 'Succeed': Summit High Production of 'How to Succeed in Business' Nabs 17 Rising Star Nominations

Keegan McManus and Savannah Dooley earned two of Summit's state-high 17 'Rising Star' Nominations.

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Performing Arts Department's production of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' has garnered 17 Rising Star Final Nominations. This marks the 12th year running that a Summit High School produced program has been nominated for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. It is also the second year in a row that Summit High School has led the state in total Rising Star nominations.

The Paper Mill Playhouse "Rising Star Awards" were created in 1996 to encourage and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production of high school musical theatre. Presented by the Investors Foundation, the "Rising Star Awards" is a statewide competition of New Jersey high school musicals modeled after Broadway's Tony Awards. 
Summit High School is the 'defending champ' in the Best Overall Production of a Musical category, as the Hilltopper production of 'Mary Poppins' claimed the 2016 honor.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Paper Mill Playhouse Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30.

Sign Up for E-News

Final Nominations included:
Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Sean McManus - Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Keegan McManus - Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Savannah Dooley - Outstanding Performance by a Actor in a Featured Role
Anne Poyner - Outstanding Achievement in Direction
'The Secretaries' - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group
Wayne Mallette - Outstanding Performance  by a Chorus
Wayne Mallette and Steve Rapp - Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra
Wayne Mallette and Steve Rapp - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction
Key Mott-Sacks - Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Katherine Winter - Outstanding Costuming Achievement
Travis McHale and Ben Molnar - Outstanding Scenic Achievement
Leonardo Hildago - Outstanding Lighting Achievement
MJ Arias and Alina Patrick - Outstanding Hair & Make-up Achievement

Student Achievement Nominees

Costume Crew
Liam Dwyer - Stage Manager
Robert Scott - Lighting Crew Head

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Status Report #5

June 20, 2018

As summer fast approaches, this will be my fifth semi-annual status report on what I have been up to on Council.  In a change from the prior two years, this year I have been serving as Council president. As such, I have had greater involvement across a multitude of different issues.  However, I want to focus on three themes that have so far permeated this Council: economic growth and ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, June 24, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness


Sun, June 24, 11:00 AM


MakerFest 2018

Summit Police Blotter

June 19, 2018

5/29 - Mark L. Howard, 21, of Nutley was arrested and charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and credit card fraud. Mr. Howard was processed and released with a pending court date.

5/29 - At 1143 hours a report was taken for a theft of stolen license plate from a River Road business. The victim reported the last time the license plate was seen on the property was within the ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-19, Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Nonprofits

June 22, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...

Video: Dietze Says Despite Trade War Fears, Economy's Fundamentals Remain Strong

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live from the CNN building on the case for bullishness despite a potential trade war:

For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services ...

Maximizing Your Portfolio’s Returns -- Beware the Taxman

The old adage in the investment world is that it is not what you make, but what you keep that counts.  Investors often overlook the ultimate deflator of portfolio returns – the taxman. An astute global asset allocation should be the number one priority for investors.  However, there are preferred ways to distribute this asset allocation over the spectrum of taxable and ...


AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

Video: In The Zone with Christa Anderson

A must watch for anyone considering renovations, here is a recent interview that I conducted -- on my HomeTowne TV Show called “Are You Ready for Life?” -- with Christa Anderson, City of Summit Zoning Officer, to discuss the nuances within the variance process.

I asked Christa to shed some insight into the approval process, explain why it’s necessary, and ...

Hello, Neighbors

Hi, Summit families!

My name is Betsy Stoeber and I’ve been the owner and director at the specialized learning center Brain Balance of Summit since 2011. I first encountered Brain Balance the year before we opened as a parent. My own son participated in our innovative program at the center in Norwalk, CT, to address a number of learning challenges.

Traveling there three times per week ...

My So-Called Graduation

The last of my children graduated from high school.  


My son and daughter threw their caps high into the air and cheered their liberation from one symbolic institution before contemplating their matriculation into other, much larger institutions significantly further away.  


Or at least far enough away that they won’t be needing rides home from ...