UNION, NJ – The Union High School Performing Arts Company’s production of ‘Cinderella’ has garnered ten Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award 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. 

Nominations for UHSPAC’s production of ‘Cinderella’ were for:

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• Outstanding Costume Design:   Leslie Laurino, James Mosser, Jennifer Williams

• Outstanding Lighting Design:   Christopher Annas-Lee

• Outstanding Scenic Design:   Diane Esquivel and James Mosser

• Outstanding Music Direction:   Laura Muller and James Mosser

• Outstanding Orchestra

• Outstanding Chorus

• Featured Actor:   Jason Yanto as Lord Pinkleton

• Outstanding Choreography:  Jennifer Williams

• Outstanding Direction:   James Mosser

• Outstanding Overall Production

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