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May 29, 2024

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Local Schools Compete for Spotlight Awards

Who will win best actor? Best actress? And which high school will win best musical? Twenty-six Tennessee high schools are competing for a 2018 Spotlight Award which culminates May 12 with a Tony Awards-like evening at TPAC. The schools in the running include six from Williamson County. They are:


Battle Ground Academy – “The Drowsy Chaperone”
Brentwood High School – “The Sound of Music”
Franklin High School – “Grease”
Independence High School – “Legally Blonde”
Page High School – “Shrek the Musical”
Ravenwood High School – “Catch Me If You Can”

Other Schools Entered:


Cane Ridge High School – “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”
Christ Presbyterian Academy – “Oklahoma”
Davidson Academy – The Wizard of Oz”
Father Ryan High School – “Seussical”
Hillsboro High School – “Into the Woods”
Hume-Fogg High School – “Hello, Dolly!”
Lipscomb Academy – “Cinderella”
Nashville School of the Arts – “Hairspray”
Overton High School – “Urinetown”
St. Cecilia Academy – “The Wizard of Oz”


Central Magnet High School – “The Fantasticks”
Siegel High School – “Hairspray”


Hendersonville High School – “Nice Work If You Can Get It”
Station Camp High School – “On the Town”


Creek Wood High School – “Grease”


Chattanooga Christian School – “Meet Me in St. Louis”


Grace Christian Academy – “Beauty and the Beast”


Columbia Academy – “Guys and Dolls”


Monterey High School – “The Sound of Music”


Mt. Juliet Christian Academy – “Singin’ in the Rain”

The Spotlight Awards were founded by Mike Fernandez, dean of Lipscomb’s George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts. The program is now in partnership with TPAC. Participating schools submit their musicals for review by a group of judges made up of Lipscomb faculty, TPAC staff and local theater professionals.
    The Spotlight Awards ceremony takes place in Andrew Jackson Hall and is open to the public. Tickets start at $15 and are General Admission. Learn more here.

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Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.