The Rockwall High School Theatre Department won the award for “Best Costume Design” for The Addams Family at the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards, which were held at Music Hall at Fair Park last Thursday, April 14. This marks the first win for the RHS Theatre Department, which has participated in the DSMHSMTA for four years. RHS has entered six musicals during those four years which received nominations in the areas of Best Scenic Design (2 years), Best Lighting Design, Best Musical Direction, Best Orchestra, Best Choreography, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Actor. Director Matt Mitchell and Assistant Director Leigh Shelton lead the Rockwall HighSchool Theatre Department.
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, show business veterans and community celebrities come together to spotlight the achievements of high school students and their school’s musical theatre programs. High schools from all over North Texas participate. Throughout the year, three judges visit each high school and judge the productions in 16 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 Actor and Best Featured Actress.