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Students, school pick up regional acting accolades

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Oakton High School’s production of “The Addams Family” was named Best Musical in the inaugural Brandon Victor Dixon Awards, sponsored by Broadway at the National.

In addition, Joshua Lemon of Oakton High was honored as Best Actor for his performance in “The Addams Family” and Eileen Parks of Bishop O’Connell High School was named Best Actress for her role in her school’s production of “Little Women.”

Lemon and Parks received $2,000 scholarships and a trip to New York City, where they will represent the Washington region at the annual Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards).

Among schools in the Sun Gazette coverage area, George C. Marshall High School’s production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” was a finalist (along with O’Connell’s “Little Women” and Oakton’s “The Addams Family” and other shows) for the Best Musical Award. Students performed on May 22 at the National Theatre.


The awards are named in honor of Brandon Victor Dixon, a Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winner who hails from Gaithersburg.

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