Cast and crew of "Curtains" musical

Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) announced Monday that the cast and crew of Curtains, presented by the Melissa High School theatre program, received 12 nominations for the 10th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Melissa Theatre not only received the highest number of nominations in program history, but also received more nominations this year than any other participating school. The competition featured 39 participating high schools from across the states Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, many of which fall into classification 6A.

Curtains is nominated for Best Musical, Best Ensemble, Best Crew & Technical Execution, Best Direction, Best Music Direction, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Costume Design. Actor nominations include junior Logan Lowery for Best Actor, senior Thaddeus Baker for Best Supporting Actor, senior Madison Courtney for Best Supporting Actress, and sophomore Kyah Wells for Best Featured Performer.

The company presented Curtains at the Melissa Arts Center in March as the first production performed in the new facility.

The community can watch the virtual awards ceremony on DSM’s YouTube channel on Friday, June 11, 2021, which will feature live award and scholarship announcements, performances, and acceptance speeches. The start time of the ceremony is still to be determined. Students who are nominated for a performance category will attend in-person and perform during the ceremony.

The Melissa High School theatre program is led by Megan Moore, Kyle Brenner, and Adrianna Iennusa.

Photography by The Banner-News Editor in Chief, Brianne Finnell, senior at Melissa High School. Click here to view more production photos.