West Branch Drama Students Receive Isaac Nominations

West Branch Performing Arts receive several nominations for ACT’s Isaac Awards.


Image/Graphics by Syed Karimushan

The Mamma Mia! cast stands together as they sing the final number of the show.

On Wednesday, May 3rd, various West Branch student actors and crew members received nominations for the Isaac Awards. West Branch will be going to the Isaacs on the night of Sunday, May 28th.

The Isaacs is an annual Altoona Community Theater award ceremony in the historic Mishler Theater. Students across many schools who excel in theater receive awards. Some of the honors include Best Lead Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Production, and Achievement in Choreography, to name a few. 

Many schools participate, including PO, Chestnut Ridge, Altoona, Bellefonte, Forest Hills, and Glendale. There are so many schools that ACT has to have two nights to give out awards. Schools that also will be there include Altoona, State College, Bellefonte, Glendale, Bishop Guilfoyle, Bellwood-Antis, Cambria Heights, Great Commission School, and Glendale. 

There have been a few West Branch students that have won in the past. Last year, Matt Eirich won an Isaac for Best Supporting Actor in a Male Role as Mal Beinicke in The Addams Family. When West Branch performed Godspell in 2012, WB won an Isaac for Best Ensemble. Kaylie Maines earned runner-up for Achievement in Design for the puppet design in the same show. Dylanee Bell, Kaitlyn Krupa, and Jaylnn Scaife were runner-ups for Achievement in Choreography in 2017. 

West Branch Isaac Nominations:

Best Musical Number: The Winner Takes It Allperformed by Raven Myers

Student Crew: Student Director/Publicist – Raven Myers

Student Design: Taverna Design – Matt Eirich

Student Choreography: Madison McDowell and Xavier Coudriet

Good luck to all of our nominees!