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High School Musical, Houston Style

While they may not be as hilarious as

The Onion

's

High School Tony Awards

, TUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become an annual highlight for high school theater geeks.

Students from across the area compete for the nominations, and perform highlights at the Hobby Center before an audience of beaming parents.

TUTS has announced the list of schools that will be competing and the musicals they'll be doing.

A lot of it is the usual list of suspects: four productions of Peter Pan, three each of Grease and Cinderella.

But there are some since surprises.

Cypress Ridge High is doing Sweeney Todd. We don't know whether to be appalled or excited about this; as with any production, it all depends on the Todd.

Bellaire High is also doing a Sondheim show, and a relatively obscure one: The Frogs. This one's got some great, funny songs that could really work with high school kids.

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St. Agnes is going for the epic and stirring, with Les Miserables. Klein Collins High is going for the other end of the scale, with something called Zombie Prom.

A full list of the productions:

Austin High School, Thoroughly Modern Millie (TBD) Ball High School, Grease (December 11-13) Bellaire High School, The Frogs (November 20-22) Cesar Chavez High School, Guys and Dolls (March 4-6) Clear Brook High School, Grease (February 6-7 and 13-15) Clear Creek High School, Carousel (January 28-31) Clear Lake High School, The Music Man (January 28-31, February 5-8) Clear Springs High School, TBD (January 30-February 1, February 5-8) Clements High School, Crazy for You (January 29-31 and February 2) Cypress Falls High School, Once Upon A Mattress (October 4-5, 9-11, and 14) Cypress Ridge High School, Sweeney Todd (January 22-25) Dobie High School, The Music Man (February 5-9) Duchesne Academy, Meet Me In St. Louis (March 6-7) Episcopal High School, Pippin (March 6-8) Fort Bend Baptist Academy, The King and I (November 13-15) Foster High School, Peter Pan (December 4-7) Friendswood High School, TBD (February 20-21, February 27-March 1) G. W. Carver Magnet High School, Dreamgirls (January 8-9) George Bush High School, Cinderella (January 29-31 and February 2) Houston Christian High School, Kiss Me, Kate (January 22-25) James E. Taylor High School, Cinderella (September 26-28, October 2, and 4) John Cooper School, Seussical (November 13-16) Kingwood High School, Peter Pan (November 20-22, and 24) Kinkaid School, TBD (March 6-8) Klein Collins High School, Zombie Prom (October 30-November 1 and 6-8) Klein Forest High School, Little Shop of Horrors (January 22-24 and 29-31) Klein High School, TBD (January 29-31 and February 6-9) Magnolia High School, Cinderella (January 29-31) Magnolia West High School, Bye Bye Birdie (January 30-31) Memorial High School, Beauty and the Beast (TBD) Morton Ranch High School, Wizard of Oz (January 15-17) North Shore Senior High, Grease (February 19-21 and 26-28) Northland Christian School, How to Succeed…(October 16-19) Pasadena Memorial High School, TBD (February 5-8) Pearland High School, Damn Yankees (January 16-18 and 22-24) Sam Rayburn High School, Singin' in the Rain (January 29-31) Seven Lakes High School, Once Upon A Mattress (February 5-7) Spring Woods High School, Joseph....Dreamcoat (January 30-31, February 1 and 6-7) St. Agnes Academy, Les Miserables (February 27, March 1, 7, and 9) St. John's School, Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical (March 6-7) Stafford High School, Oliver! (January 30 - February 1) Stratford High School, Barnum (January 29-31 and February 5-7) Westchester Academy, Peter Pan (November 6-8 and 13-15) William B. Travis High School, Bye Bye Birdie (TBD) Woodlands High School, TBD (January 22-24, and 29-31)

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