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May 17, 2018 - Plano Senior High's "Jekyll & Hyde" Wins Dallas Summer Musical Awards


Plano Senior High School was honored with Best Lighting, Best Direction and Best Musical for their production of Jekyll and Hyde during the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards on May 17 at the Fair Park Music Hall.

Plano, Plano East and Plano West Senior High Schools and Clark and Williams High Schools all received nominations, competing with 75 schools from North Texas to Oklahoma and Arkansas in 17 categories. Read more about Plano ISD award nominations in Headline News

Plano ISD schools were nominated for a total of 25 awards and 13 honorable mention awards. Plano Senior High junior, Spencer Marin, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship as a student who does not plan to pursue theatre in university. Plano Senior High senior, Max Kuenzer, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship as a theatre major at the school of his choice.  

Speech and Theatre Coordinator Greg Arp said, "It was an incredible evening for all of our schools, and our students represented the district so well with articulate, humble, thoughtful acknowledgment of their directors and peers as they walked the red carpet and accepted the awards.  Congratulations to directors Cassidy McQuiston Coatney, Racey Ballard, Danny Lozano, Lisa Newby and Brian Coatney of Plano Senior High School on their honors."  

 PSHS cast and crew of Jeykll & Hyde

Plano Senior High School cast and crew of Jekyll & Hyde at the awards ceremony.

Plano Senior High School Awards

  • Best Musical 
  • Best Direction - Cassidy McQuiston, Plano Senior High director of theatre
  • Best Lighting Design  – Cassidy McQuiston, Plano Senior High director of theatre

Plano Senior High School Nominations

  • Leading Actress – Spencer Marren, twelfth grade student
  • Leading Actor- Max Kuenzer, twelfth grade student
  • Featured Actor – Andy Stratton, twelfth grade student
  • Choreography – Danny Lozano, Plano Senior High dance teacher
  • Costumes – Racey Ballard, Plano Senior High technical director of theatre
  • Dance Captain – Audrey Reidling, twelfth grade student
  • Musical Direction – Lisa Newby, Plano Senior High associate choral director
  • Scenic Design – Cassidy McQuiston, Plano Senior High director of theatre
  • Stage Crew/Technical – Cast & Crew

Jekyll & Hyde Company


  • Max Kuenzer
  • Spencer Marren
  • Jess Terry
  • Logan Beutel
  • Lillian Melcer
  • Sam Rider
  • Andy Stratton
  • Priya Chaudhari
  • Colin Beaton
  • Allison McCoin
  • Marisa Mendoza
  • Nico Clark
  • Reagan Cooper
  • Chandelynn Moody
  • Grayson Costlow
  • Brian Craven
  • Kathleen Dobrott
  • Jacob Finfrock
  • Bobbi Jackson
  • Hana Lone
  • Amaya Ramsey
  • Audrey Reidling
  • Grayson Harper
  • Chrissy Crowley
  • Dejah James
  • Peyton Duncan
  • Emily Moorer
  • J.J. Ingeman
  • Austin Hinely
  • Kyrsen Sismilich
  • Angel Vakser
  • Tatiana Mora


  • Rachel Reiners
  • Zaid Khan
  • Aiyana Sargent
  • William McDonald
  • Martin Countryman
  • Jason Kitchens
  • Micki McCormick
  • Ian Howell
  • Mili Miranda
  • A.J. Hagler
  • Savannah Johnson
  • Maria Galles
  • Dylan Elliott
  • Taylor Rossberg
  • Kate Friedley
  • Yuval Williams
  • Katie Cooley

PSHS Jeykll & Hyde musical production

Plano Senior High School musical production of Jekyll and Hyde.