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“Anything Goes” earns eight Tommy Tune nominations

       The classic Broadway musical “Anything Goes!” takes place aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to England and tells the story of love triangles, elaborate disguises, mistaken identities and marriage proposals. With music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Pearland High School’s spring production of the classic made the story triumphant.

       When Tommy Tune award nominations were announced March 22, PHS earned eight out of the 15 possible nominations for excellence in high school musical theatre:

  • Best Direction
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Set Design
  • Best Technical Execution and Stage Crew
  • Best Supporting Actor (Keagan Greer as Moonface Martin)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Sara Rodriguez as Erma)
  • Best Featured Performer (Davian Raggio as Ship's Captain)

       A program of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the artistry of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers in the greater Houston metropolitan area.

       Due to COVID-19, the 2019-20 winners will be announced via a specially-created video on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page and the TUTS YouTube channel on April 28 at 7:30 p.m.

About the Tommy Tune Awards

       The Tommy Tune Awards are named for 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 productions including: Seesaw, Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 by President George W. Bush.

(04/01/2020)