Family in the Spotlight

By: Joe Truini

My wife, Marla, and I were glad—and very proud—to recently learn that our daughter, Kate, was the recipient of a Halo Award for her performance as the baker’s wife in a school production of Stephen Sondheim’s, “Into the Woods.” (Here, she’s shown on stage with Milky White, the cow, and with her Halo after the awards presentation.)

Kate, 16, is a senior at the Westover School, in Middlebury, Connecticut. Each year, Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut, presents Halo Awards to area high school drama students. This year, nearly 20 schools participated with more than 40 productions that included hundreds of students. Nominations were given in 26 categories just like Broadway’s Tony Awards.

We were thrilled for Kate and pleased that she was recognized for her talent and hard work. I’m equally proud of Marla, who’s the head of the Westover drama department and directed “Into the Woods.” At the Halo Award presentations, Westover received over 20 nominations for the three shows Marla staged last year. Congrats to all!

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  • Lisa L., Edgewater, MD Says:
    November 27th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Hey Joe,
    Nice to see your article via MSN homepage.
    Congrats to the family on Marla & Kate’s accomplishments as well. Wish you were closer to help with my home improvement. I don’t hear from Marla these days so, tell her hello for me. Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa, Dennis & girls


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