The Tommy Tune Awards program celebrates the educational value, artistry, and community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston area through adjudication, healthy competition, and creative programming.
Each year approximately 3500 students participate in the Tommy Tune Awards program. The program offers an opportunity for students and educators to share their creative abilities while instilling in young people the value of engaging in the performing arts as a lifelong pursuit. Student experiences in the arts cultivate confidence, spark creative thinking, and inspire life-long learning. The arts are a safe haven for exploration, reflection, and innovation. The Tommy Tune Awards is a venue for students and educators to showcase their creative accomplishments as individuals, as collaborators, and as members of the Greater Houston community thus enhancing the future of our students, our arts and our city.
Every year, 45 Houston area high schools produce a full-length musical that compete in 15 categories: Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Featured Performer, Ensemble, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Stage Crew and Technical Execution, Orchestra, Musical Direction, Choreography, Direction, and Overall Best Musical. Each school is adjudicated by a team of volunteer judges who are professional Houston-based performers, directors and designers, musicians, and arts educators.
Klein ISD received a total of 22 nominations this year. Klein Forest won for Best Choreography in Once on This Island. Senior, Jay Prieto was the designer (learn more about this student choreographer here. For Bright Star, Klein Oak won Best Direction, Best Musical Direction, and Best Musical! Congratulations to all our talented students and teachers. Klein fine arts rock!
Best Public Schools in Texas
Klein ISD has an established 91-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors. https://kleinisd.net/results
About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 87.5 square miles and serves more than 54,000 students in one early childhood and pre-kindergarten center, one high school program of choice, 31 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, and 5 high schools.
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There are so many incredible individuals in the Klein Family making a lasting impact on our community. We want to recognize and celebrate our leaders and learners that are cultivating talent, building relationships, reimagining learning and making Promise2Purpose a reality daily. Share your story here: https://kleinisd.net/story