High School Theatre’s Cinderella Wins Three Spotlight Awards

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High School Theatre’s Cinderella Wins Three Spotlight Awards

On Saturday, May 12, Cinderella directors Suzanne Craig and Elizabeth Harrell, along with the show’s cast and crew, attended the fifth annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Spotlight Awards, winning in three categories after receiving nine nominations (second most in the state).

“I’m extremely proud of our amazing ensemble and how our students performed the beautiful and difficult music created by Rodgers and Hammerstein,” said Cinderella Co-Director Elizabeth Harrell. “This music was difficult, but these students love a challenge; they handled it very well and loved singing it.”

Lipscomb Academy earned awards for Best Vocals and Overall Tech and junior Keller Montgomery won an individual award for Best Male Vocalist. Junior Addison McFarlin was one of only three nominated for Best Actress and, while she did not win, she is only a junior and performed a solo at the show. 

“The Lipscomb Academy production of Cinderella was blessed with some highly skilled sound and lighting techs, amazing projections by Small Wonder Studios, hard working backstage high school crew members and parents that built and maneuvered the set - as well as some beautiful, transforming costumes built & designed by our own Mrs. Lucinda Burris,” said Cinderella Co-Director Suzanne Craig. “To have received the Spotlight Award for Overall Tech out of 26 schools from all over Tennessee is an incredible honor to everyone of these special people who made Cinderella an excellent production!”

Nominations for the show include:
Best Actress: Addison McFarlin
Standout Male Soloist: Keller Montgomery
Standout Supporting Actor: Jacob Jernigan
Best Show
Best Vocals
Best Costume Design
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Overall Tech
Best Direction


In addition, the judges and directors acknowledge the two cast and crew members that stood out and made a huge difference in the success of the production. We’re excited to congratulate Addison McFarlin as Cinderella & Maddi Keaton as Charlotte with the All Star Cast Awards, Isabella Ochoa as Stage Manager & Max Kvaternyuk as Backstage Manager.