Theatre Under the Stars

Tommy Tune Awards

ANNOUNCING THE TOMMY TUNE AWARDS PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS FOR 2023!

Welcome to all of the participating schools for the 2023 Tommy Tune Awards. We can’t wait to see the magic you’ll make this year!

Atascocita High School

C.E. King High School

Concordia Lutheran High School

Cypress Woods High School

Friendswood High School

James E. Taylor High School

Klein Cain High School

Klein High School

Memorial Senior High School

Pearland High School

Sealy High School

South Houston High School

St. Francis Episcopal School – Houston

Summer Creek High School

Thomas Randle High School

B.F. Terry High School

Clear Falls High School

Cypress Park High School

Dickinson High School

G.W. Carver Magnet High School

Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Klein Collins High School

Klein Oak High School

Montgomery High School

Porter High School

Seven Lakes High School

Spring Woods High School

St. Pius X High School

The Emery/Weiner School

William B. Travis High School

Bridgeland High School

Clear Springs High School

Cypress Ranch High School

Dulles High School

Houston Christian High School

Kingwood High School

Klein Forest High School Drama

L.V. Hightower High School

Northland Christian School

Ridge Point High School

Shadow Creek High School

St. Agnes Academy

Stratford High

The Kinkaid School

MISSION 
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. 


VALUES 

  • WE ARE ENGAGING
  • WE ARE INCLUSIVE
  • WE ARE COLLABORATIVE
  • 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. 

  • Monday, October 3, 2022: Tommy Tune Award Adjudication Starts
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023: Tommy Tune Awards School Director’s Meeting #2
  • Sunday, April 3, 2023: Tommy Tune Award Adjudication Closes
  • Friday, April 7, 2023: Tommy Tune Award Nominees Announced
  • Friday, April 14, 2023: Tommy Tune Award Information Due
  • Monday, April 24, 2023: Tommy Tune Rehearsals (5-9 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023: Tommy Tune Rehearsals (5-9 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023: Tommy Tune Rehearsals (5-9 p.m.)
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023: Tommy Tune Rehearsals (5-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 28, 2023: Tommy Tune Rehearsals (5-9 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023: Tommy Tune Rehearsals (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2023: Tommy Tune Tech #1
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2023: Tommy Tune Tech #2
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023: Tommy Tune Ceremony

TTA MASTERCLASS SERIES 
Throughout the year, masterclass opportunities with Theatre Under The Stars mainstage productions will be offered for students participating in Tommy Tune Awards. These masterclasses will vary in genre depending on show and artist.

  • Friday, September 16, 2022: TTA Masterclass Series (5-6 p.m.)
  • Friday, October 21, 2022: TTA Masterclass Series (5-6 p.m.)
  • Friday, February 3, 2023: TTA Masterclass Series (5-6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023: TTA Masterclass Series (5-6 p.m.) 

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.