Theatre Under the Stars

Tommy Tune Awards


Check out the full list of 2022 Tommy Tune Award nominees by clicking below, and make sure to tune in on May 27 at 7 p.m. on the TUTS Facebook Page and YouTube Channel to watch the awards show!

Scholarship Information

Theatre Under The Stars awards merit and needs-based scholarships to outstanding students. The recipients range from performers, designers, directors, technicians, choreographers, and musicians who have been involved in their school’s Tommy Tune production. To date, Theatre Under The Stars and the Tommy Tune Awards have awarded 146 student university scholarships, totaling $454,000 in individual arts-based scholarships.

2021/22 Participating sCHOOLS

Summer Creek High SchoolUrinetownOct. 15-23
George Ranch High SchoolZombie Prom : Atomic EditionOct. 21-23
Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual ArtsHairsprayOct. 22-31
Kingwood High SchoolAnastasiaNov. 4-6
Northland Christian SchoolElf the MusicalNov. 5-7
Cypress Ranch High SchoolPippinNov. 11-13
St. Pius X High SchoolThe Drowsy ChaperoneNov. 11-14
William B. Travis High SchoolPippinNov. 11-13
St. Francis Episcopal SchoolThe Sound of MusicNov. 12-14
Cypress Creek High SchoolRodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaJan. 13-16
G.W. Carver Magnet HSRodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaJan. 13-15
Pearland High SchoolLeader of the Pack The Ellie Greenwich MusicalJan. 13-15 and 20-22
Porter High SchoolThe Wizard of OzJan. 13-15
Sharpstown High SchoolThe 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling BeeJan. 13-15
Kempner High SchoolChicagoJan. 14-15 and 20-22
Stratford High SchoolLegally BlondeJan. 19-23
Bridgeland High SchoolSweeney ToddJan. 20-24
Churchill Fulshear High SchoolThoroughly Modern MillieJan. 20-22
Dulles High School9 to 5Jan. 20-22
Mayde Creek High SchoolThe Addams FamilyJan. 20-22
Obra D. Tompkins High SchoolSeussical the MusicalJan. 20-22 and 28-29
South Houston High SchoolSeussical the MusicalJan. 20-22
Kerr High SchoolDisney’s The Little MermaidJan. 21-22 and 27-29
Klein High SchoolCurtainsJan. 21-22 and 27-31
Klein Collins High SchoolShrek the MusicalJan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5
Memorial High SchoolMamma Mia!Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5
Cypress Woods High SchoolThe Hunchback of Notre DameJan. 28-29
Dickinson High SchoolMatildaJan. 28-30 and Feb. 3-5
Foster High SchoolThe WizJan. 28-30
Friendswood High SchoolSpongeBob the MusicalJan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6
Klein Cain High SchoolSingin’ in the RainJan. 28 and Feb. 3-5
Klein Oak High SchoolOnce Upon a MatressJan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-7
Shadow Creek High SchoolLegally Blonde The MusicalJan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5
Spring Woods High SchoolDisney’s Beauty and the BeastJan. 28-31 and Feb. 4-5
Clear Springs High SchoolThe SpongeBob MusicalJan. 28-30 and Feb. 3-5
Morton Ranch High SchoolHigh School MusicalFeb. 4-5
Houston Christian High SchoolDisney’s NewsiesFeb. 10-12
St. Agnes AcademyCurtainsFeb. 24-26 and Mar. 3-5
Concordia Lutheran High SchoolShrek the MusicalFeb. 25-27
Second Baptist SchoolHello, DollyFeb. 25-27
The Kinkaid SchoolCarrie, The MusicalFeb. 25-27
The Emery/Weiner SchoolPippinApr. 2-4

Theatre Under The Stars, Houston’s non-profit home for musical theatre, is dedicated to enriching lives through innovative musical theatre, inclusive educational curriculums and dynamic community engagement. 




The Tommy Tune Awards (TTA) Program celebrates the educational value, artistry and community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston Area. 

Education: No matter the role in the creative process, experiences in the arts cultivate confidence, spark creative thinking, and inspire life-long learning. 

Artistry: The arts are a safe haven for exploration, reflection, and innovation. TTA is as an opportunity for students and educators to share their creative accomplishments as individuals, collaborators and members of the greater Houston community. 

Community: We believe in the power of learning, collaborating, and growing together. As we celebrate shared experiences of this transformative artform, we as an artistic and educational community enhance the future of our students, our art, and our city. 

Houston area high schools produce a full-length musical to compete in over 15 TTA categories. Each school is adjudicated by a team of volunteer Mentors, professional Houston-based music/theatre artists, based on a 100-point scale rubric. This process runs October to March with top scorers receiving nominations (announced mid-March). Finally, after a rehearsal period involving TTA nominees along with two student representatives from each school, a virtual awards show will be presented to the community in celebration of the participant’s artistic accomplishments. 

Theatre Under The Stars acts as the administrative body of the Tommy Tune Awards, coordinating school and adjudicating schedules, facilitating the scholarship award process, and producing the awards show.