Dear parents and cast and crew members of Singin' in the Rain,
We just received yesterday the Tommy award critiques from our six adjudicators. The results were quite honestly outstanding: the most nominations that we at Catholic Memorial have ever received for a show was fifteen in 2010 for Guys and Dolls. T
he most I've ever heard of any high school in Wisconsin receiving for any show was twenty. This year's show Singin' in the Rain received an incredible 27 Tommy award nominations for cast, crew, and production teams.
They included Tommy award nominations for: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Musical Numbers for "Moses Supposes", "Broadway Melody", "Tango", and "Singin' in the Rain".
We had five actors/actresses nominated as outstanding lead performers: Tyler Agnew (Don Lockwood), Mitchell Matyas (Cosmo Brown), Kelsey Landry (Lina Lamont), Morgan Mutza (Kathy Selden), and Emily Esser (Lina Lamont).
Five actors and actresses nominated as outstanding supporting performers: Margaret Tomasiewicz (Roscoe Dexter), Claire Polacheck (Roscoe Dexter), Laura Ellingen (Dora/Ms. Dinsmore), Maria Fernandez (R.F. Simpson), and Mitchell Matyas (the Production Attendant).
Two of our cast members were nominated as outstanding dancers: Morgan Mutza and Tyler Agnew as the Lady in White and Young Broadway Hoofer.
We received Tommy nominations for Outstanding Direction: Chris Andacht, Outstanding Musical Direction: Pete Lange, Outstanding Choreography: Doug Reed, Outstanding Stage Management: Joe Kolonko and Lizzie Wesley, Outstanding Overall Design: Skelly Warren/Chris Andacht, Outstanding Scenic Design: Skelly Warren, Outstanding Lighting Design: Skelly Warren, Outstanding Costume Design: Rose Fernandez, and Outstanding Sound Design: Evan Gungor and Danny Gentile.
It is truly an amazing list that speaks to the dedication, talent, and focus of your sons and daughters and the many volunteers who worked with our production staff to make this musical possible.
Needless to say, even before the award nominations, it was my favorite show during the time that I've been here at Catholic Memorial. Feel free to share this information with anyone you wish- the formal awards will be announced at the end of the second week in May.
Based on the volume and the comments from the reviewers, I'm guessing that we might be performing on the Overture stage in June. This will mean some rather intense rehearsals after final exams up until the Tommy awards, which are Sunday, June 8th. Again, kudos to everyone that was involved at any level in this wonderful production. Thanks for everything- hope to see us all making a trip to Madison on June 8th!