Congratulations to the cast of Simley Theatre’s “Hairspray” for receiving numerous awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Musical Theatre Program.
SpotLight honors high school musicals and students by formally recognizing the extraordinary achievements and process of developing the young artists, onstage and offstage, in our state’s high school musical theatre programs.
Skilled evaluators adjudicate musical theatre productions at schools throughout Minnesota and provide constructive feedback to participating students. The SpotLight model offers recognition based on the production’s own merit and schools are not judged competitively against other schools.
Some reviews from the evaluators:
“This is one of the better performances of a high school show that I’ve ever seen. I commend you for a job well done!”
“Overall, very very good. The commitment and enthusiasm are magical. The desire to be up there performing was evident and the joy of the theatre was sharing this… was great.”
“Hairspray at Simley was easily one of the most fully committed performances I’ve witnesses all year and thus deserve an “Outstanding Performance Award” by Spotlight.”