Tommy Tune Awards Are on for Tonight at the Hobby

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Photo by Margaret Downing
Cast members from Clear Springs High School in The Drowsy Chaperoneone of the nominees for Best Musical
You have your 15 minutes of fame and you have 15 minutes of rehearsal time and that's all you get, as students from high schools throughout the Houston area had reinforced to them today.

The Hobby Center was filled with one group after another hitting the boards and some/many/all of the notes in last-minute preparation for tonight's Tommy Tune showcase.

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Photo by Margaret Downing
At the very least, they know how to strike a pose.
The voices of the leads during the rehearsals Art Attack sat in on were astounding, which didn't mean there weren't frequent stops and starts as the kids and their directors aimed for perfection amid the mike checks.

The show starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. and scholarship winners will be announced as well. Tommy Tune flew in for tonight's event this afternoon and is one of the presenters.

Go to the Theatre Under the Stars Web site for ticket information.

Check back tomorrow for the winners' names.

And one more time, here's this year's nominees:


Best Musical (8)
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Episcopal High School, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
Kingwood High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
St. John's School, Chicago
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies

Best Leading Actor (9)

Clear Springs High School: Mark Mendell (Man in Chair) The Drowsy Chaperone
Episcopal High School: Billy Cohen (Freddy Benson) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Episcopal High School: Forrest Surles (Lawrence Jameson) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Friendswood High School: Tommy Stuart (Sid Sorokin) The Pajama Game
Kingwood High School: Robert Terry (Man in Chair) The Drowsy Chaperone
Klein High School: Connor Jones (Prince Dauntless) Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School: Ryne Nardecchia (J. Pierrepont Finch) How to Succeed...
St. John's School: Sterling Burdine (Billy Flynn) Chicago
Stratford High School: Will Lynde (Will Rogers) Will Rogers Follies

Best Leading Actress (9)
Clear Springs High School: Grace Hutchings (Janet van de Graaff) The Drowsy Chaperone
Episcopal High School: Jennifer Laporte (Christine Colgate) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Friendswood High School: Elisabeth Del Toro (Babe) The Pajama Game
John Cooper School: Caitlin Finnie (Belle) Beauty and the Beast
Klein High School: Allie Reed (Princess Winnifred) Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School: Aubrey Reece (Rosemary Pilkington) How to Succeed...
Spring Woods High School: Ayana Gaither (Ti Moune) Once on this Island
St. John's School: Paxton Tanner (Roxie Hart) Chicago
Stratford High School: Katy Wilson (Betty Blake) Will Rogers Follies

Best Supporting Actor (9)
Clear Springs High School: Max Bailey (Robert Martin) The Drowsy Chaperone
Clements High School: Carter Shults (Caldwell B Cladwell) Urinetown
Cypress Ranch High School: Mason Diaz (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) Anything Goes
Foster High School: John Wilson (Marryin' Sam) Li'l Abner
Friendswood High School: Mason Patterson (Vernon Hines) The Pajama Game
Klein Collins High School: Matt Buzonas (Scarecrow) The Wizard of Oz
Klein High School: Kyle Fisher (Sir Harry) Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School: Alex Shrode (J. B. Biggley) How to Succeed...
Pasadena Memorial High School: Armando Rodriguez (Bill Sykes) Oliver!

Best Supporting Actress (9)
Clear Springs High School: Laurel Smalley (Drowsy Chaperone) The Drowsy Chaperone
Episcopal High School: Mia Gerachis (Muriel) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Foster High School: Emily DeForest (Mammy Yokum) Li'l Abner
Klein High School: Emily Berensohn (Lady Larken) Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School: Morgan Starr (Smitty) How to Succeed...
Morton Ranch High School : Kiirah Washington ("Motormouth" Maybelle) Hairspray
Pearland High School: Laura Melinder (Mrs. Potts) Beauty and the Beast
St. John's School: Monique Groen (Velma Kelly) Chicago
Woodlands High School: Cecily Breaux (Lina Lamont) Singin in the Rain

Best Featured Performer (9)
Clear Springs High School: Max Torrez (Adolpho) The Drowsy Chaperone
Cypress Falls High School: Nekia Harris (Henry) The Fantasticks
Foster High School: Joey DeAngelis (Pappy Yokum) Li'l Abner
Klein High School: Chelsi Jump (Queen Aggravain) Once Upon A Mattress
Memorial High School: David Comer (Jud Fry) Oklahoma!
Morton Ranch High School: Cheryl Cedillo (Penny Pingleton) Hairspray
St. Agnes Academy: Madeline Garvis (Mabel) The Pajama Game
St. John's School: Marisa Onanian (Matron "Mama" Morton) Chicago
Woodlands High School: Rachel Ricks (Miss Dinsmore) Singin in the Rain

Best Direction (12)
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Episcopal High School, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Foster High School, Li'l Abner
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
George Ranch High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Houston Christian High School, Joseph....Dreamcoat
Kingwood High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
Memorial High School, Oklahoma!
St. John's School, Chicago
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies

Best Choreography (12)
Clements High School, Urinetown
Episcopal High School, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
G. W. Carver Magnet High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Houston Christian High School, Joseph....Dreamcoat
Klein Forest High School, Seussical
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
Second Baptist School, The Sound Of Music
St. Agnes Academy, The Pajama Game
St. John's School, Chicago
Woodlands High School, Singin in the Rain

Best Musical Direction (9)
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Episcopal High School, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
Kingwood High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
St. Agnes Academy, The Pajama Game
St. John's School, Chicago
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies

Best Orchestra (13)

Clear Falls High School, Footloose
Clear Lake High School, Sleeping Beauty: The Dream
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Clements High School, Urinetown
Foster High School, Li'l Abner
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
Klein Forest High School, Seussical
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
Memorial High School, Oklahoma!
Morton Ranch High School, Hairspray
Pasadena Memorial High School, Oliver!
Woodlands High School, Singin in the Rain

Best Scenic Design (10)

Cinco Ranch High School, Oklahoma!
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Foster High School, Li'l Abner
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
Klein Forest High School, Seussical
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
Mayde Creek High School, My Fair Lady
St. John's School, Chicago
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies

Best Costume Design (12)
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Foster High School, Li'l Abner
Houston Christian High School, Joseph....Dreamcoat
Kingwood High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Klein Forest High School, Seussical
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
Memorial High School, Oklahoma!
Pasadena Memorial High School, Oliver!
St. John's School, Chicago
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies
Woodlands High School, Singin in the Rain

Best Lighting Design (12)
Cinco Ranch High School, Oklahoma!
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Clements High School, Urinetown
Foster High School, Li'l Abner
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
Kingwood High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Klein Forest High School, Seussical
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
Magnolia West High School, Little Women
Santa Fe High School, The Wizard of Oz
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies

Best Crew & Technical Execution (11)
Cinco Ranch High School, Oklahoma!
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
Kingwood High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Klein Forest High School, Seussical
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Magnolia High School, Beauty and the Beast
Santa Fe High School, The Wizard of Oz
St. Agnes Academy, The Pajama Game
St. John's School, Chicago
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies

Best Ensemble/Chorus (10)
Clear Springs High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Foster High School, Li'l Abner
Friendswood High School, The Pajama Game
G. W. Carver Magnet High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Klein High School, Once Upon A Mattress
Klein Oak High School, How to Succeed...
Lamar High School, 25th Annual....Spelling Bee
St. Agnes Academy, The Pajama Game
St. John's School, Chicago
Stratford High School, Will Rogers Follies

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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

800 Bagby St., Houston, TX

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