Meet 2018 Bobby G Awards Outstanding Actor nominee Elisha Horne

by John Moore | May 18, 2018
Elisha Horne Bobby G Awards

The Bobby G Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in Colorado high-school musical theatre. The sixth annual awards take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Buell Theatre. (Reserve your seat here)

Today we continue our rollout of the five students who are finalists for Outstanding Lead Actor. The winner will advance to represent Colorado at The Jimmy® Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (NHSMTA).

Elisha Horne Bobby G AwardsELISHA HORNE

The Baker in Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory in Aurora
Class of 2018

  • Twitter bio: A man with a vision and a purpose to change the world.
  • College plans: First I am joining Up With People to travel and help a great message reach the world. Then I would like to audition for AMDA’s musical theater program in New York. (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy).
  • What's your handle? @EHorne22 on Twitter and @elisha_horne22 on Instagram
  • First role: I played Jafar in Disney's Aladdin Jr.
  • Why do you perform? To recognize peoples’ stories and struggles through my interpretation. Performing allows me to capture someone else’s story given my own experience in life. Overall, I enjoy exploring the many fascinating fathoms humanity has to offer.
  • One time you saw greatness play out in front of you: I watched Barbra Streisand’s Back to Brooklyn concert, and she sang the song Somewhere from West Side Story. From the moment she opened her mouth to the last note, it was absolute perfection because it was simple and just beautiful.
  • Ideal scene partner: The iconic Laura Benanti because she is so beautiful and an amazing performer with great stage presence

  • What's playing on your Spotify right now? I’m listening to Daniel Caesar, Yebba, and musical-theatre soundtracks.
  • Favorite moment from your show: The ending scene, because it brings the whole lesson of the show together and teaches the audience that for every wish you make there is a price, and that wish will forever affect the next generation, and the generation after them.
  • How does it feel to be nominated? It is a dream come true and such an honor. I told a story in Into The Woods that was very personal to me, and this makes me believe the story I told reached more people as well. I have made great memories and friends I will forever remember.

Reserve your seat for the May 24 Bobby G Awards

  • What has this experience taught you about the value of arts education and extracurricular activities at your school? That the arts are just as important as the core-curriculum. And that hard work truly does pay off in the end.


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Award-winning arts journalist John Moore has recently taken a groundbreaking new position as the DCPA’s Senior Arts Journalist. With The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the US by American Theatre Magazine. He is the founder of the Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for local artists in medical need. John is a native of Arvada and attended Regis Jesuit High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Follow him on Twitter @moorejohn.

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