TUTS Reveals 2015 Tommy Tune Awards Participating Schools

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to announce the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers.

"It is such a privilege to present the Tommy Tune Awards each year" says Bob Lawson, TUTS' Director of Education. "We are excited to see veteran schools returning and thrilled to welcome in the new schools."

During the 2014/15 school year, a team of Houston-based theatre professionals will evaluate the participating high schools' productions and announce the winners at a Tony Awards-style ceremony on April 21, 2015 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 13th annual Tommy Tune Awards are:

Andy Dekaney High School
Clear Brook High School
Clear Falls High School
Clear Springs High School
Clements High School
Cypress Ranch High School
Cypress Ridge High School
Cypress Springs High School
Cypress Woods High School
Episcopal High School
Foster High School
Friendswood High School
G.W. Carver Magnet High School
George Bush High School
Goose Creek Memorial High School
High School for the Performing & Visual Arts
Houston Christian High School
Incarnate Word Academy
J. Frank Dobie High School
Kerr High School
Kingwood High School
Klein Collins High School
Klein Forest High School Klein High School
Klein Oak High School
Lamar Consolidated High School
Lamar High School
Manvel High School
Memorial High School
Northland Christian School
Pasadena Memorial High School
Second Baptist School
Seven Lakes High School
Spring High School
Spring Woods High School
Stafford High School
Stratford High School
Texas City High School
The Emery/Weiner School
The John Cooper School
The Kinkaid School
The Woodlands College Park High School
The Woodlands High School
Westbury Christian School
Westfield 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 2015 Tommy Tune Awards ceremony, call (713) 558-8804 or visit TUTS.com/TommyTune.

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