Monday, January 18, 2016

Local Bay Area Schools Compete for 2016 Tommy Tune Awards

Houston ~”Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is pleased to announce the show titles and dates for the 45 Houston-area high schools participating in the 2016 Tommy Tune Awards. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers.”

“We are very fortunate as this year’s Tommy Tune Awards competitors include a wide variety of schools,” says Bob Lawson, TUTS’ Director of Education.  “Our programming is designed to offer this unique opportunity for artists, educators and students to work together, and bring recognition to the next generation of musical theatre. No matter the size of school or the style of show produced, our participants share one common element: the art of musical theatre as a way to connect, collaborate and communicate. We can’t wait to see what they create for 2016.”

During the 2015/16 school year, a team of Houston-based theatre professionals will evaluate the participating high schools’ productions and announce the winners at a Tony Awards-style ceremony on April 19, 2016 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The event will highlight musical numbers from the nominated shows and celebrate the winning performers, directors, choreographers, orchestras and designers.

TUTS’ Tommy Tune Awards are named for Broadway legend, Houston native and Lamar High School alumnus Tommy Tune.  A performer, director and choreographer with more than 50 years of stage experience, Tune received nine Tony Awards … and was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 by President Bush.” (From the TUTS Website)

You can support these local artisans by attending one, or all, of these musicals, you will not be disappointed. The following Bay Area schools are participating in the 2016 Tommy Tune Awards:

Clear Lake High School
2929 Bay Area Blvd, Houston
Oklahoma!    Jan 28-30, Feb 4-8 @ 7pm;

Clear Springs High School
501 Palomino Ln, League City
Seussical    Jan 29-30, Feb 4-6 @ 7pm; Jan 31 @ 2:30pm;

Friendswood High School
702 Greenbriar Dr, Friendswood
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast    Jan 29-30, Feb 5-6 @7pm; Feb 8 @ 2:30pm;

Pearland High School
3775 S Main St, Pearland
Urinetown    Jan 22-23, 28, 30 @ 7:30pm;

Texas City High School
1800 9th Ave North, Texas City
Shrek, The Musical    Jan 21-23 @ 7pm; Feb 4-6 @ 7pm.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC

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