And the Nominees are in!!

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And the Nominees are in!

We’ve waited all year – amazing performances from amazing high schools were judged by industry professionals since last fall through a couple of weeks ago. Now, we can finally announce the nominees for the 5th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards! See the full list below (in alpha order by high school)! Congratulations to all of the high schools, students, and teachers for an outstanding year of musicals!

 

Direction

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. Seussical

Aledo H.S. – The Drowsy Chaperone

All Saints’ Episcopal School – The Drowsy Chaperone

Birdville H.S. – Narnia, The Musical

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Big Fish

Guyer H.S. – Mary Poppins

Independence H.S. – Once Upon a Mattress

Lake Highlands H.S. – Kiss Me, Kate

North Lamar H.S. – Mary Poppins

Rowlett H.S. – The Pirates of Penzance

Waxahachie H.S. – Spamalot

 

Choreography

Aledo H.S. –  The Drowsy Chaperone

All Saints’ Episcopal School – The Drowsy Chaperone

Carroll Senior H.S. – Young Frankenstein

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts – All Shook Up

Grapevine H.S. – Catch Me If You Can

Guyer H.S. – Mary Poppins

McKinney Boyd H.S. – Guys and Dolls

Plano East H.S. – Urinetown

Plano Senior H.S. – Legally Blonde

Richardson H.S. – Footloose

Rowlett H.S. – The Pirates of Penzance

University H.S. – Cinderella

 

Musical Direction

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Seussical

All Saints’ Episcopal School – The Drowsy Chaperone

Birdville H.S. – Narnia, The Musical

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Forney H.S. – The Addams Family

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Big Fish

Grapevine H.S. – Catch Me If You Can

Guyer H.S. – Mary Poppins

McKinney Boyd H.S. – Guys and Dolls

North Lamar H.S. Mary Poppins

Pearce H.S. – Singin’ in the Rain

Waxahachie H.S. – Spamalot

 

Orchestra

Berkner H.S. – Grease

Garland H.S. – The Music Man

Highland Park  H.S. – Cinderella

Independence H.S. – Once Upon a Mattress

Lake Highlands H.S. – Kiss Me, Kate

McKinney Boyd H.S. – Guys and Dolls

Mansfield H.S. – Sweeney Todd

Pearce H.S. – Singin’ in the Rain

Southwest Christian School – Shrek The Musical

R.L. Turner H.S. –My Fair Lady

Waxahachie H.S. – Spamalot

Wylie H.S. – Shrek The Musical

            

Scenic Design

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Seussical

Carroll Senior H.S. – Young Frankenstein

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts – All Shook Up

Lake Country Christian School – Titanic

Lake Highlands H.S. – Kiss Me, Kate

Mabank H.S. – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Pearce H.S. – Singin’ in the Rain

Plano Senior H.S. – Legally Blonde

Plano West H.S. – Funny  Girl

Rowlett H.S. – The Pirates of Penzance

Waco H.S. – She Loves Me

  

Costume Design

Centennial H.S. – Disney’s High School Musical

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Denton H.S. – Into the Woods

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts – All Shook Up

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Big Fish

Lake Highlands H.S. – Kiss Me, Kate

Mansfield H.S. – Sweeney Todd

Pearce H.S. – Singin’ in the Rain

Plano East H.S. – Urinetown

Rockwall H.S. – The Addams Family

Southwest  Christian School – Shrek The Musical

Weatherford H.S. – Seussical  

 

Lighting Design

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Big Fish

Lake Highlands H.S. – Kiss Me, Kate

McKinney H.S. – Once Upon a Mattress

North Forney H.S. – Happy Days, The Musical

North Lamar H.S. – Mary Poppins

Pantego Christian School – The Fantasticks

Plano East H.S. – Urinetown

Richardson H.S. – Footloose

Rowlett H.S. – The Pirates of Penzance

Waco H.S. – She Loves Me

Weatherford H.S. – Seussical

 

Stage Crew & Technical Execution

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Seussical

All Saints’ Episcopal School – The Drowsy Chaperone

Carroll Senior H.S. – Young Frankenstein

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Forney H.S. – The Addams Family

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Big Fish

Guyer H.S. – Mary Poppins

Lake Highlands H.S. – Kiss Me, Kate

North Lamar H.S. – Mary Poppins

Pearce H.S. – Singin’ in the Rain

University H.S. Cinderella

Wakeland H.S. – Mary Poppins

 

Ensemble/Chorus

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Seussical

All Saints’ Episcopal School – The Drowsy Chaperone

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Forney H.S. – The Addams Family

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Big Fish

Grapevine H.S. – Catch Me If You Can

Guyer H.S. – Mary Poppins

Lake Highlands H.S. – Kiss Me, Kate

North Lamar H.S., Paris – Mary Poppins

Pearce H.S. – Singin’ in the Rain

Plano Senior H.S. – Legally Blonde

Waxahachie H.S. – Spamalot

 

Best Supporting Actor

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Cody Free as Cat in the Hat, Seussical

Aledo H.S. – William Pinckard as Man in Chair, The Drowsy Chaperone

All Saints’ Episcopal School –Brazos Pinto as Man in Chair, The Drowsy Chaperone

Carroll Senior H.S. – Tyler James as Igor, Young Frankenstein

Grapevine H.S. – James Myers as Carl Hanratty, Catch Me If You Can

Guyer H.S. – Tanner Garmon as Michael Banks, Mary Poppins

Lake Highlands H.S. – Robert Mahurin as Lucentio / Bill, Kiss Me, Kate

Nolan Catholic H.S. – Justin Norris as Donkey, Shrek The Musical

Pearce H.S. – Jake Griffin as Cosmo Brown, Singin’ in the Rain

Rockwall H.S. –Travis Bomkamp as Patsy, Spamalot

Waxahachie H.S. – Calvin Rehonic as King Arthur, Spamalot

Weatherford H.S. – Jett Good as JoJo, Seussical

 

Best Supporting Actress

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Shelby Walker as Mayzie LaBird, Seussical

Aledo H.S. –  Abby Dean as Janet Van de Graaf, The Drowsy Chaperone

All Saints’ Episcopal School – Grace Evans as The Chaperone, The Drowsy Chaperone

Birdville H.S. – Hannah Detrick as Lucy, Narnia, the Musical

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – Breanne Jackson as Mrs. Pearce, My Fair Lady         

Grapevine H.S. – Josie Moyer as Paula Abagnale, Catch Me If You Can

Guyer H.S. – Ashlynn Stewart as Jane Banks, Mary Poppins

Midway H.S. – Sarah Jane Byford as Jane Banks, Mary Poppins

North Lamar H.S. – Kallyn Burchinal as Winifred Banks, Mary Poppins

Nolan Catholic H.S. – Gabrielle Falcon as Dragon / Mama Ogre, Shrek The Musical     

Pearce H.S. – Claire Greenberg as Lina Lamont, Singin’ in the Rain

Weatherford H.S. – Claire Crenshaw as Mayzie LaBird, Seussical

 

Best Featured Actor

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Jess Westman as JoJo, Seussical

Aledo H.S. – Andy Brite as Underling, The Drowsy Chaperone

All Saints’ Episcopal School – Austin Decker as Robert Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone

Birdville H.S. – Luke Flowers as Peter, Narnia, the Musical

Grapevine H.S. – Matthew Lavery as Frank Abagnale, Sr., Catch Me If You Can

Guyer H.S. – Corbin Born as George Banks, Mary Poppins

McKinney Boyd H.S. – Bryson Jackson as Nicely Nicely, Guys and Dolls

North Lamar H.S. – Paul Bayer as Robertson Ay, Mary Poppins

Northwest H.S. – Vincent Witherspoon, Eli Witherspoon, Jonathan Sneed, and Gibson Terry as The School Board, The Music Man

Pearce H.S. – Jack Durham as R. F. Simpson, Singin’ in the Rain

Rowlett H.S. – Zach Taylor as Major General, The Pirates of Penzance

Weatherford H.S. – Robert Chavez as Horton, Seussical

 

Best Featured Actress

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Raissa Teta as Sour Kangaroo, Seussical

Aledo H.S. – Mallory Bomhoff as Kitty, The Drowsy Chaperone

All Saints’ Episcopal School – Renee Merrill as Kitty, The Drowsy Chaperone

Berkner H.S. – Ashley Johnson as Jan, Grease

Birdville H.S. – Olivia Simms as Susan, Narnia, the Musical           

Grapevine H.S. – Ashley Munson as Carol Strong, Catch Me If You Can

Guyer H.S. – Ally Roberts as Winifred Banks, Mary Poppins

North Lamar H.S. – Anna Holbrook as Mrs. Brill, Mary Poppins

Pearce H.S. – Shelby Griswold as Zelda Zanders, Singin’ in the Rain

Richardson H.S. – Bethany Jelinek as Vi, Footloose

Teague H.S. – Hannah Anderson as Miss Sandra, All Shook Up       

Weatherford H.S. – Kelsie Schlosser as Sour Kangaroo, Seussical

 

Best Actor

Carroll Senior H.S. – Drew Brown as Young Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – Ryland Kaiser as Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Christian Wickoff as Edward Bloom, Big Fish

Guyer H.S. – John Frederickson as Bert, Mary Poppins

Independence H.S. – Luke Weber as Sir Harry, Once Upon a Mattress

Pantego Christian School – Ray Solis as El Gallo, The Fantasticks

Pearce H.S. – Sam Snyder as Don Lockwood, Singin’ in the Rain

South Garland H.S. – Sammy Swim as The Emcee, Cabaret

Waxahachie H.S. – Blake Sauceda as Sir Robin, Spamalot

 

Best Actress

All Saints’ Episcopal School – Sarah Boone as Janet Van de Graaf, The Drowsy Chaperone

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – Melanie Chandler as Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Alexandra Doke as Sandra, Big Fish

Guyer H.S. – Malana Wilson as Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

Independence H.S. – Sophia Kaiafas as Lady Larkin, Once Upon a Mattress

Plano East H.S. – Claire Methvin as Little Sally, Urinetown

Plano West H.S. – Meg Grinde as Fanny Brice, Funny Girl

Waxahachie H.S. – Kaiden Maines as Lady of the Lake, Spamalot

Weatherford H.S. – Emily Hatch as Gertrude McFuzz, Seussical

 

Best Musical

Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Seussical

Carroll Senior H.S. – Young Frankenstein

Colleyville Heritage H.S. – My Fair Lady

Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy – Big Fish

Guyer H.S. – Mary Poppins

Pearce H.S. – Singin’ in the Rain

Rowlett H.S. – The Pirates of Penzance

Waxahachie H.S. – Spamalot

 

Who will win? We will find out at the 5th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Evening on Thursday, April 14th at 7pm at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Want to catch all the action? Tickets are on sale now! Just click here or call 800.514.ETIX.

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Our thanks to WFAA-TV Midday News and Nancy Churnin with The Dallas Morning News for helping us announce these nominees today! Be sure to check out our website at www.dsmhsmta.org for more details about this amazing event! We hope you will join us for an evening you will never forget!

-DSM Amanda


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Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, show business veterans and community celebrities come together to spotlight the achievements of high school students and their school’s musical theatre programs. High schools from all over North Texas participate. Throughout the year, three judges visit each high school and judge the productions in 16 categories.
Each high school’s performance is evaluated by a panel of judges who are all working professionals in the areas of entertainment, arts and theatre education, arts administration, talent management and production design. Ballots are tabulated by the accounting firm of Grant-Thornton and the top scoring high schools in each category are nominated as finalists.
As in the format of the Nationals, the Best Actor and Best Actress winners will not be decided solely by standings. The nominees will perform the evening before the Awards show for the assembled DSM judges and will be scored at that time. The winners will be revealed the next night at the Awards show at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
Several cash scholarships of at least $1,000 each will be presented to outstanding participating students.
Winners of the Best Performance by an Actor and Actress will receive an all-expense paid trip for five days to New York City to represent their high school in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy TM Awards) for the chance to win prizes and scholarships, which vary by year.
For more information, please click here.
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