Musical Theater Contest Includes West U Schools

October 1, 2009

A handful of high schools in the Bellaire and West U areas will compete against each other and 39 other local schools in a musical theater competition called the Tommy Tune Awards.

Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars hosts the competition, which will send out a team of 35 local theater professionals to evaluate the competing high schools’ 2009-2010 productions. TUTS will announce the winners in April 2010.

The Tommy Tune Awards are meant to acknowledge remarkable musical theater artists at the high school level, encourage their future in the profession and give them recognition from their peers. TUTS will send the winners for Best Actor and Best Actress to a week-long national event to compete for a four-year scholarship to New York University.

Schools near West U and Bellaire that are competing include:

Bellaire High School for its production 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, running Nov. 19-21

Episcopal High School for its production The Drowsy Chaperone, running March 4-7, 2010

The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts for its production A Man of No Importance, running Jan. 28-30, 2010

Lamar High School for its production The Wizard of Oz, running Feb. 18-20

St. Agnes Academy, for a production to be announced, running Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6, 2010

St. John’s School for its production Curtains, running March 5-6, 2010

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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