South Pointe theater students bring home 2 Blumey Awards

05/18/2014 10:09 PM

05/19/2014 1:22 PM

It was a night of glitz, glamor and excitement for South Pointe High School theater students on Sunday, as their production of the musical “Tarzan” won two Blumey Awards.

Any high school in the region is eligible to participate in the Blumeys, which recognize excellence in high school theater and are presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts.

South Pointe was nominated in eight of the 12 possible categories and won for Best Set Construction and Best Costume Creation.

In addition to collecting trophies, the South Pointe students also got to perform onstage at the awards:

• The “Tarzan” cast performed a group number because of its status as a Best Musical nominee.
• Best Supporting Actor nominee Jordan Davis of South Pointe performed in a group number with other nominees.
• Ammon Strong and Lauren Ramsey were in the opening and closing numbers with students from other schools.

“Tarzan” also was nominated for Best Choreography Execution,Best Ensemble/Chorus,Best Overall Direction,Best Featured Performer (Justin Norwood), Best Supporting Actor (Jordan Davis) and Best Musical.

Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte took home nine of the 12 awards, including Best Musical, and Providence High School in Charlotte won Best Student Orchestra.

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