Program Overview: Overture's Tommy Awards program is an education initiative that recognizes, honors, and encourages excellence in musical theater production among area high school students.

Musicals of participating schools are reviewed by a panel of educators, theater experts, and industry professionals. Based on reviewers' comments and tabulations, productions and individuals receive awards in specific categories at a ceremony held each year at Overture Center in June. The ceremony also features performance and production numbers from award winners in several categories.

 

2016 Tommy Awards for Eisenhower

This year, the Tommy adjudicators reviewed 77 productions. Winners of the nominations were announced on Friday, May 13th . We are excited and honored to receive the following Tommy Awards for our productions of AIDA and Little Shop of Horrors:

 

AIDA - Outstanding Musical

  • Mary E. Kirby & Natalie M. Baertschy ~ Directors
  • Sara Zavadsky ~ Choreography
  • Chad Abramowski ~ Scenic Design
  • Nick Winders & Doug Hoeft ~ Sound Design
  • Maria Butscher ~ Stage Manager

 

Little Shop of Horrors

  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Leading Performance ~ Jordan Forberg (Seymour)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance ~ Drew Spadaro (Voice of Audrey II)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance ~ Brendan Sienko (Mr. Mushnik)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance ~ Tyler Behm (Orin Scrivello)
  • Outstanding Stage Management ~ Maddie Mainwood

 

Tommy Spirit Award

  • AIDA - Emma Freichels
  • Little Shop of Horrors - Tyler Behm

 

The 2016 Tommy Awards will take place on Sunday, June 12th at the Overture Center in Madison, WI. Supporting, Leading, and Tommy Spirit Award winners are invited to perform in medleys. The Outstanding Musical ~ AIDA is invited to perform a 4 minute medley during the awards ceremony. We are excited to go back into rehearsal!

Thank you for your continued support of the Eisenhower Theater program.

 

 

 

2016 Tommy Nominations for Eisenhower's 

LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS

 

Nominations for the 2015-2016 Tommy Awards ~ 

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Orchestra
  • Outstanding Lead Performers:
    • Junior Jordan Forberg (Seymour)
    • Junior Caroline Seymour (Audrey)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performers:
    • Senior Tyler Behm (Orin Scrivello)
    • Senior Drew Spadaro (Audrey II - Voice of the Plant)
    • Sophomore Cooper Hawley (Audrey II - Man in the Plant)
    • Junior Brendan Sienko (Mr. Mushnik)
    • Senior Jacob Bernaden (Skip Snip)
  • Outstanding Stage Management - Sophomore Maddie Mainwood
  • Outstanding Overall Design
  • Outstanding Sound Design - Nick Winders 
  • Outstanding Costume Design - Mary E. Kirby
  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Mary E. Kirby
  • Outstanding Scenic Design - Chad Abramowski
  • Outstanding Choreography - Junior Erin Ashenhurst
  • Outstanding Musical Direction - Natalie M. Baertschy
  • Outstanding Direction - Mary E. Kirby & Natalie M Baertschy

 

 

 

 

2016 Tommy Nominations for Eisenhower's AIDA

 

Nominations for the 2015-2016 Tommy Awards ~ 

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Orchestra
  • Outstanding Lead Performers:
    • Junior Maddie Teipner (Aida) 
    • Senior Drew Spadaro (Radames)
    • Junior Erin Ashenhurst (Amneris)
  • Outstanding Supporting Performers:
    • Senior Tyler Behm (Mereb)
    • Senior Sam Schwab (Zoser)
  • Outstanding Stage Management - Junior Maria Butscher
  • Outstanding Overall Design
  • Outstanding Sound Design - Nick Winders & Doug Hoeft
  • Outstanding Costume Design - Mary E. Kirby
  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Mary E. Kirby
  • Outstanding Scenic Design - Chad Abramowski
  • Outstanding Musical Direction - Natalie M. Baertschy
  • Outstanding Direction - Mary E. Kirby & Natalie M Baertschy

 

 

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