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Upper School fall play earns 15 Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Awards

SPA's production of Under Milk Wood, this year's Upper School fall play, is the recipient of 15 awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Spotlight Program. View photos from the Under Milk Wood production.

Spotlight is an awards program for high school musical performances. Throughout the school year, Spotlight evaluators watch participating high schools' theatrical performances and award honors to selected productions, ensembles, and individuals. Award-winners are then invited to participate in a culminating showcase at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis in early June. 

The ensemble Spotlight Awards for Under Milk Wood include:

  • Overall Performance: Outstanding
  • Ensemble Performance: Outstanding
  • Student Orchestra: Outstanding
  • Light and Sound Crew: Outstanding
  • Achievement in Theatre: Honorable Mention
  • Overall Production: Honorable Mention
  • Acting Performance: Honorable Mention
  • Run Crew: Honorable Mention
  • Overall Technical Team: Honorable Mention

The individual Spotlight Awards for Under Milk Wood include: 

  • Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Rylan Hefner '21 as Rev. Eli Jenkins, Mr. Pugh, Organ Morgan, Voice, Ensemble
  • Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Gracie Tilney-Kaemmer '21 as Polly Garter, Mrs. Cherry Owen, Neighbour, Voice, Ensemble
  • Outstanding in Technical Leadership: Miranda Bance '21 as Sound Designer
  • Outstanding in Technical Leadership: Rafi Barocas '21 as Board Operator
  • Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role: Isobel Alm '21 as Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, Mrs. Beynon, Neighbour, Voice, Ensemble
  • Honorable Mention Performance in a Leading Role: Adrienne Gaylord '21 as Rosie Probert, Mrs. Dai Bread Two, Neighbour, Voice, Ensemble
  • Evaluator Shout Out: Maren Ostrem '21, Gavin Kimmel '21, Nathan Forsberg '21, and Grace Krasny '21

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Under Milk Wood!