Four schools participate in Tommy Tune Musical Theatre Contest

October 9, 2014

The Cypress Ranch High School theatre program will perform the musical, The Addams Family,during the Halloween season. The performance is one of four districtwide competing in the 13th annual Tommy Tune Awards. 

Oct. 9, 2014—Four CFISD schools are preparing for the Tommy Tune Musical Theatre Contest, sponsored by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), with fall and winter musical performances.

The four high schools—Cypress Springs, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Woods and Cypress Ridge—are among 45 Houston-area high schools participating in the Tommy Tune Awards, which recognize and reward excellence in production of musical theatre by high school students and teachers.

The winners will be announced during a Tony Awards-style ceremony on April 21, 2015 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Cypress Springs High School recently wrapped up its fall musical, Little Shop of Horrors, on Oct. 5.

“I was so happy to bring our fall production of Little Shop of Horrors,” said Cypress Springs theatre director Andrea Boronell. “I enjoyed directing my first musical last year so much, I decided to do it again. Our own principal, Travis Fanning, was great playing the scary Audrey II!”

Cypress Woods High School will present its musical, Annie, on Dec. 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. with an additional matinee performance on Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Cypress Woods auditorium.

“The Cypress Woods Theatre Company is honored to be a participant in the 13th annual Tommy Tune Awards, and is looking forward to showcasing their talented students with the community in the musical Annie,” said Cypress Woods theatre director Toby Drake.

Cypress Ranch High School will perform The Addams Family on Oct. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m., Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Cypress Ranch theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors 65 and older. Children are invited to dress in costume for the Oct. 31 performance and enjoy free trick-or-treating. For ticket information, visit

“The Cypress Ranch Theatre presents The Addams Family, a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life,” said Cheryl Bradford, Cypress Ranch theatre director.  

Cypress Ridge High School will perform their production of Seussical! Jan. 29, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m.

“Having four of our high schools participating in the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards is a testament to the strong musical theatre programs we have in CFISD,” said secondary theatre arts coordinator Tim Estelle. “These productions are not only a showcase of our theatre arts programs, but further demonstrate the collaborative process between multiple fine arts disciplines on each campus. Students participating in each production represent a wide-range of musical interests, and the Tommy Tune Awards do a great job of highlighting these individuals and programs. Cypress Ranch, Cypress Ridge, Cypress Springs and Cypress Woods will compete at a high level this year, and we look forward to celebrating their individual and collaborative success at this year’s awards ceremony.”

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