Highland Park Actors Nominated For Awards

Are these kids doing the running man? It certainly looks like it. (Photo: Paula Buzenius)

Highland Park High School’s production of Back to the ’80s has been nominated in three categories of the second annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards, which will be held Tuesday night at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

Three judges visited more than 40 North Texas high schools and judged performers in 15 categories: Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Musical Direction, Best Choreography, Best Orchestra, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting, Best Ensemble, Best Crew, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Featured Performer.

Charles Harper, who portrayed Feargal McFerrin in Back to the ’80s, is one of 10 nominees in the Best Supporting Actor category. Travis Warren, who played Mr. Cocker, will compete against nine others in the Best Featured Performer category. Additionally, the entire cast of Back to the ’80s is up for the Best Ensemble award.

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