Congratulations to the cast, crew and orchestra of Hampton High School’s recent production of “Damn Yankees” for receiving nine nominations in the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre. This is the most number of nominations a Hampton production has ever received.
“Damn Yankees” was nominated for Best Costumes, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting, Best Ensemble, Best Student Orchestra, Best Choreography, Jonathan Hewitt for Best Actor, Jennifer Yeager for Best Supporting Actress, and Best Musical! As a result, the Talbot Players will be performing a musical number from the show on May 26 live on the Benedum Center stage at the Gene Kelly Awards. This marks the seventh year Hampton has participated in the Gene Kelly Awards and the fourth time they have been nominated for Best Musical, which they won last year for their production of “West Side Story.” Good luck Talbot Players!
“I am extremely proud of the cast, orchestra and crew, they have put so much of themselves into this show and the end result is theatre that is beyond the caliber of an average high school,” said Dan Franklin, musical director. “They respect the craft and care about the final product; these nine nominations are proof positive of that. I am so very lucky to get to work with such talented, dedicated, mature students.”
For further information about the Gene Kelly Awards, as well as ticket ordering information, please visit the CLO website.