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“Cats” earns five Tommy Tune nominations


       The award-winning Broadway musical “Cats” tells the story of uniquely-named junkyard cats who are part of a tribe titled “The Jellicles”. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Pearland High School’s spring production of the classic made the story triumphant.

       When Tommy Tune award nominations were announced March 17, PHS earned five out of the 15 possible nominations for excellence in high school musical theatre:

  • Best Supporting Actress (Brooklynn King as Demeter)
  • Best Featured Performer (Savannah Brown as Rumpus/Macavity)
  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Musical Direction
  • Best Scenic Design

       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.

       Tommy Tune Award winners will be announced during the Tony Awards-style ceremony on April 30 at the Hobby Center.

       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.