Tommy Tune Awards
ANNOUNCING THE 2022 TOMMY TUNE AWARD NOMINEES!
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 School||Urinetown||Oct. 15-23|
|George Ranch High School||Zombie Prom : Atomic Edition||Oct. 21-23|
|Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts||Hairspray||Oct. 22-31|
|Kingwood High School||Anastasia||Nov. 4-6|
|Northland Christian School||Elf the Musical||Nov. 5-7|
|Cypress Ranch High School||Pippin||Nov. 11-13|
|St. Pius X High School||The Drowsy Chaperone||Nov. 11-14|
|William B. Travis High School||Pippin||Nov. 11-13|
|St. Francis Episcopal School||The Sound of Music||Nov. 12-14|
|Cypress Creek High School||Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella||Jan. 13-16|
|G.W. Carver Magnet HS||Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella||Jan. 13-15|
|Pearland High School||Leader of the Pack The Ellie Greenwich Musical||Jan. 13-15 and 20-22|
|Porter High School||The Wizard of Oz||Jan. 13-15|
|Sharpstown High School||The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee||Jan. 13-15|
|Kempner High School||Chicago||Jan. 14-15 and 20-22|
|Stratford High School||Legally Blonde||Jan. 19-23|
|Bridgeland High School||Sweeney Todd||Jan. 20-24|
|Churchill Fulshear High School||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Jan. 20-22|
|Dulles High School||9 to 5||Jan. 20-22|
|Mayde Creek High School||The Addams Family||Jan. 20-22|
|Obra D. Tompkins High School||Seussical the Musical||Jan. 20-22 and 28-29|
|South Houston High School||Seussical the Musical||Jan. 20-22|
|Kerr High School||Disney’s The Little Mermaid||Jan. 21-22 and 27-29|
|Klein High School||Curtains||Jan. 21-22 and 27-31|
|Klein Collins High School||Shrek the Musical||Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5|
|Memorial High School||Mamma Mia!||Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5|
|Cypress Woods High School||The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Jan. 28-29|
|Dickinson High School||Matilda||Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 3-5|
|Foster High School||The Wiz||Jan. 28-30|
|Friendswood High School||SpongeBob the Musical||Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6|
|Klein Cain High School||Singin’ in the Rain||Jan. 28 and Feb. 3-5|
|Klein Oak High School||Once Upon a Matress||Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-7|
|Shadow Creek High School||Legally Blonde The Musical||Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 4-5|
|Spring Woods High School||Disney’s Beauty and the Beast||Jan. 28-31 and Feb. 4-5|
|Clear Springs High School||The SpongeBob Musical||Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 3-5|
|Morton Ranch High School||High School Musical||Feb. 4-5|
|Houston Christian High School||Disney’s Newsies||Feb. 10-12|
|St. Agnes Academy||Curtains||Feb. 24-26 and Mar. 3-5|
|Concordia Lutheran High School||Shrek the Musical||Feb. 25-27|
|Second Baptist School||Hello, Dolly||Feb. 25-27|
|The Kinkaid School||Carrie, The Musical||Feb. 25-27|
|The Emery/Weiner School||Pippin||Apr. 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.
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- WE ARE RESILIENT
- WE ARE TRANSPARENT
- WE ARE INSPIRED
TOMMY TUNE AWARDS
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.