Tommy Tune Awards Schools Announced

TTA awards photoHere are the 45 Schools Competing in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards

(HOUSTON) – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2017 Tommy Tune Awards. This year will mark the Tommy Tune Awards 15th Anniversary. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers.

“The Tommy Tune Awards is a magical process. Watching the students, directors, schools, and artists of all ages and backgrounds come together to celebrate the art of musical theatre; to know the lives that it touches; to see the inspiration that is shared and the community that is built. All of this can be summed up in one word: magic. Theatre Under the Stars and the Tommy Tune Awards Team is excited for our 15th Anniversary Season. What can we create together?” said Sara Brunow, Assistant Director of Education and Community Engagement.

During the 2016/17 school year, a team of Houston-based theatre professionals will evaluate the participating high schools’ productions. The winners will be announced at a Tony®-Awards-style ceremony on April 18, 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.

The 45 schools competing in the 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards are:

Aldine Senior High School
B.F. Terry High School
Clear Lake High School
Clear Springs High School
Clements High School
Cypress Christian School
Cypress Falls High School
Cypress Ranch High School
Cypress Ridge High School
Dulles High School
Episcopal High School
Foster High School
Friendswood High School
Fulshear High School
G.W. Carver Magnet High School
George Bush High School
George Ranch High School
Goose Creek Memorial High School
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Houston Christian High School
Incarnate Word Academy
Kerr High School
Kingwood High School
Klein High School
Klein Collins High School
Klein Forest High School
Klein Oak High School
Memorial High School
Nimitz High School
Northland Christian School
Pearland High School
Ridge Point High School
Second Baptist School
Seven Lakes High School
South Houston High School
Spring Woods High School
St. Agnes Academy
St. Thomas’ Episcopal School
Stephen F. Austin High School
Stratford High School
The Emery/Weiner School
The John Cooper School
The Kinkaid School
Westfield High School
William B. Travis High School

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 for his work in the following productions: Seesaw, My One and Only, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 by President Bush.

The Tommy Tune Awards ceremony is open to the general public. For information on the 2017 Tommy Tune Awards ceremony, call (713) 558-2640 or visit TUTS.com/TommyTune. Theatre Under The Stars thanks The Brown Foundation, Inc., Marsha and David Taylor and the Vivian L. Smith Foundation for their long-time support of the Tommy Tune Awards.