PHS will compete for Tommy Tunes Awards

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Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards.

Pearland High School is one of the schools participating.

The theatre department at PHS will present “Pippin” Jan. 19-21 and 26-28. All shows will be at 7:30 p.m.

“Pippin” will be in competition with 44 other high school productions to win such awards as Best Musical, Best Leading Actor/Actress, Best Choreography, and more.

The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017.

Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers.

TUTS’ Tommy Tune Awards are named after 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 George Bush.

The Tommy Tune Awards ceremony is open to the general public.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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