FHS at Orpheum Theatre

FHS at Orpheum Theatre
Posted on 01/09/2015
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Farmington High School students will perform in the Tenth Annual SpotLight Showcase, held on two nights on at 7 p.m. on both Sunday, June 14 and Monday, June 15 at the Orpheum Theatre. SpotLight is the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s premier education initiative which supports and honors Minnesota high school musical theater students and programs that produce annual musicals. 

This past fall, 42 schools presented musicals and a group of evaluators assessed each school’s production. They submitted nominations for categories including outstanding performance in leading, supporting and featured roles; outstanding performance by a chorus, dance ensemble and student orchestra; outstanding overall performance of a musical, and outstanding overall production of a musical. Shows are not compared or ranked against each other, so categories may have multiple honorees. 

Farmington High School presented Urinetown: the Musical on November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and for its achievements is receiving the following honors:

Outstanding Overall Performance

Outstanding Acting Performance by a Chorus

Outstanding Performance in Dance by a Chorus

Honorable Mention Performance by a Student Orchestra

Kaylin Finstad as Little Sally Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role

Grant Uline as Bobby Strong Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role

Kate Sorenson as Hope Cladwell Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role

William Storms as Officer Lockstock Honorable Mention Performance in a Supporting Role

ReAnn Eidahl as Little Becky Two-Shoes Honorable Mention Performance in a Supporting Role

Ileri Okikiolu as Soupy Sue Honorable Mention Performance in a Featured Role

Matthew Iung Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management

Zachary Truong Outstanding Achievement in Light Board & Lighting Design

Anna Marie Rutz Honorable Mention Achievement in Stage Management

Lexi Kortenbusch Honorable Mention Achievement in Sound Board Operation

Tickets for both nights of the SpotLight Showcase go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.

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