Curtains goes up with TEN HSMTA nominations

Every year the Orpheum Theatre presents the High School Musical Theatre Awards, which aim to honor students across the region and their achievements and talents in theatre. This year, Houston High was fortunate to receive a fantastic ten nominations!
 
 

Outstanding Chorus
Sponsored by Karen Fields-Isaacman & Ken Isaacman
The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School
Singin' In the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Dance Execution
The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Hair and Makeup
The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School

Outstanding Costumes
Sponsored by Kendra Scott
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School 
Little Women, Jackson Christian School
Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Music Direction
The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School 
Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Student Creative Achievement Award
Sponsored by Jennifer McGrath
Grace Korsmo, Footloose, Arlington High School
MaKenzie Lawson, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Matthew Russell, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School
Amber Allen, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Meredith Drown, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Christian Powell, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Ceylan Metin, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Alexis Doan, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
*Alexis is a Houston High student who assisted with the production this year at MUS and is being honored for her achievement

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Caroline Morath as Urleen, Footloose, Arlington High School
Cat Carlin as Christina Belling, Curtains, Houston High School
Lucy Calicott as Paulette, Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Sarah Kathryn Meek as Mrs. Potts, Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School
Taylor Brown as Asaka, Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy
Vivi Gray as Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School 
Julia Preston as Winnie Tate, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School
 
 

Outstanding Featured Dancer
Rachel Henry as Leopard, Tarzan, Bartlett High School
Kristen Stewart as The Moon, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Savannah Demers & Artie Pernsteiner as Mother & Father, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Juli Anna Stanford as Bambi Bernet, Curtains, Houston High School
Emma Day as Storyteller, Once On This Island, Hutchison School
Olivia Taylor as Pepper, Annie, Sacred Heart of Jesus High School
Bizzy Walker as Dream Dancer, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher
Sponsored by Lura Elliott Turner, in honor of her mother, Helen Elliott, a music teacher
Chris Luter, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Rene Cave, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Ashleigh Williams, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
Lauren Suddoth, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Kell Christie, Curtains, Houston High School
Ted Fockler & Tim Greer, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School
Jenny Madden, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Overall Production
Sponsored by Patty & George Alvord
Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School
Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School
James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School
Curtains, Houston High School
Legally Blonde, Lausanne Collegiate School
Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School
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