Westminster Awarded Best Musical at St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards
On May 28, The Fabulous Fox Theatre hosted the inaugural St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards ceremony in partnership with The Muny and the Performing Arts Charitable Foundation.
The cast of Westminster Christian Academy’s recent spring production, Fiddler on the Roof, attended, having received six nominations including, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Musical Direction, Best Musical, Best Ensemble, and Best Technical Execution.
The ceremony included performances by students representing 27 other area high schools with all schools vying for a top pick in a total of 15 categories.
Westminster won for the category of Best Musical: Level 2 Budget and junior Natalie Brown won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof.
During the evening, the entire Westminster cast performed the song “Tradition” for a full house at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Senior Tom Southwell also performed in a Best Actor medley with other nominees from his category.
“Westminster is proud to be honored as the Best Musical in Level 2 for the inaugural season of the St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards,” says Westminster Director of Fine Arts Kathy Eichelberger. “Under the insightful direction of Allen Schwamb, the entire cast played their roles with conviction and commitment, which I believe helped contribute to the success of our production. Tom Southwell and Natalie Brown were the anchors needed to propel our musical to a high level of excellence, and the technical production, choreography, costumes, and sets were creatively executed to help create a very memorable musical theater experience.”