Theatre earns 12 musical award nominations


Brianne Finnell

Each year Melissa Theatre participates in the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards. This program was created to celebrate high school musical theatre, and draws participants from all over the states of Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. This program does not distinguish between school classifications, and the vast majority of participating schools are 6A.

This March, DSM sent three judges to attend performances of Melissa Theatre’s musical Curtains to evaluate and decide if the production should be nominated for any awards. The nominations were announced Monday morning, and Melissa Theatre came away with 12 nominations!

The categories are the following:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Actor – Logan Lowery
  • Best Supporting Actor – Thaddeus Baker
  • Best Supporting Actress – Madison Courtney
  • Best Featured Performer – Kyah Wells
  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Crew & Technical Execution
  • Best Direction
  • Best Music Direction
  • Best Scenic Design
  • Best Lighting Design
  • Best Costume Design

Melissa was fortunate to receive more nominations than any other competing school, with Denton Guyer coming closest with 10 nominations. You can see the full list of nominations here.

Click here to view the Curtains Photo Gallery

Click here to read a review of Curtains

We are beyond proud of our incredible students and production team. Thank you to Melissa ISD and our community for all the support!

— Melissa Theatre