Monday, April 22, 2013

Tommy Tune Awards Results

The Stratford High musical Crazy For You took home the award for Best Direction at the annual Theatre Under the Stars’ Tommy Tune Awards program on April 16, and a Spring Woods High student was awarded one of 10 special scholarships the same evening.

The gala awards event was held at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts downtown. The Stratford Playhouse production was nominated in nine separate categories, a remarkable achievement for a single musical production.

The Stratford Playhouse is led by CeCe Prudhomme. Spring Woods High student Jack Rodgers, meanwhile, was one of 10 students who won a $3,000 scholarship. To win the award, Jack met criteria and then submitted an application and essay.

TUTS awards its scholarships to encourage and promote future students’ development. Spring Woods High was nominated by TUTS in three separate categories for the production, Children of Eden.

 That program is co-led by Terry Hibbert and Anne Yancey. Nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune made a special appearance Tuesday at the local awards program that carries his name.

TUTS President and CEO John Breckinridge extolled the 45 Houston-area high school productions chosen to be reviewed this year for awards. “The talent present in the high school musical theatre level impresses me more each year of the Tommy Tune awards,” he said. “The students from across our city are producing some truly amazing pieces of theatre, and TUTS could not be more proud to host this awards program to give a platform for these students and their work.”

Nominations for Spring Branch ISD:

Stratford High School: “Crazy For You”
  • Best Leading Actor- Graham Baker (12th) for the role of Bobby Child
  • Best Supporting Actor-McGregor Dalton (11th) for the role of Bela Zanglier
  • Best Featured Performer- Caitlin Ehlinger (10th) for the role of Patsy
  • Best Musical Best Musical Direction
  • Best Direction
  • Best Crew Best Lighting
  • Design Best Ensemble/Chorus

Spring Woods High School: “The Children of Eden”
  • Best Scenic Design Best Direction Best Lighting Design


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