Madeline Rouverol, 18, a senior at Santa Rosa High School, won a $10,000 scholarship Monday from the Steve Silver Foundation and “Beach Blanket Babylon” in San Francisco.
She was one of nine Bay Area contestants, competing in three separate categories, who performed for judges Monday night at Club Fugazi, home of the long-running musical comedy review created by the late Steve Silver,
“I was very anxious beforehand, but when I went out to perform I felt lifted by the audience’s energy and focused on my piece,” Rouverol said.
Rouverol won in the acting category, winning out over two student performers from San Francisco. Winners in the other categories were Kristina Dizon from Rocklin High School in Rocklin for voice, and Riley O’Flynn from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts from dance.
— Choreographer and ballet dancer Val Caniparoli.
– Composer Gordon Getty.
— David Gockley, San Francisco Opera General Director.
— KMEL’s Chuy Gomez.
— Grammy Award winning rapper MC Hammer.
— Opera Composer Jake Heggie.
— Randall Kline, founder and Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ.
— Jonathan Moscone, California Shakespeare Theater Artistic Director.
— Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater’s Artistic Director.
— KRON4/KCBS Radio’s Jan Wahl.
— Jazz and cabaret singer Paula West.
The scholarships go toward the winners’ continued education at their chosen colleges.
Rouverol most recently appeared onstage locally in Roustabout Theater’s production of “A Little Night Music” at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. She studied in the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School.
She plans to go on to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, said her mother, Eve Rouverol.