‘Avenue Q' Takes Prize for Best Musical
in Orpheum High School Awards
From The Commercial Appeal:
The red carpet in front of the Orpheum theater was a perfect prop for a little preening and posing Monday.
Students from 30 private and public high schools in the region were honored in the theater’s sixth annual High School Musical Awards, a bash designed to look and feel like the Tony Awards.
“Avenue Q” presented at Cordova High was named the outstanding overall production. The outstanding actor award went to Maclean Mayers, who played Ed Bloom in “Big Fish” at Germantown High School. Erica Peninger, Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at Hernando High, won the outstanding lead actress award. Read More...
The WolfPack Playhouse production of Avenue Q was nominated for the following 8 awards: Best Large Ensemble, Best Scenic Design, Best Orchestra, Best Music Director - Jason Bell, Best Supporting Actress - Tamlyn Sampson, Best Supporting Actor - Austin Russell, Best Director - Chris Luter, Best Overall production. Over 30 schools from West TN, Eastern AR, and Northern MS competed this year in the Orpheum High School Awards. Cordova was the only Shelby County School to receive a Best Overall Production nomination.