Frisco ISD Thespians Recognized at Dallas Summer Musicals

May 16, 2019

Centennial Student Choreographers at the DSM.Frisco ISD thespians traveled to the Music Hall at Fair Park for the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards.

The DSM Awards is a program that seeks to recognize, reward and encourage talent and achievement in high school musical theatre. The awards ceremony recognized theatrical productions and students from across DFW.

As part of the DSM Theatre Awards presentation, Centennial High School sophomores Abigail Robinson and Caitlin Carmody were selected to be student choreographers for the opening and finale numbers.

Frisco ISD had the largest number of nominations in District history and proudly walked away with two esteemed recognitions.

Centennial High School won in the Best Choreography category for Newsies.

Centennial High School theatre director Amanda Murray was excited about the recognition of the company and student choreographers.

“Our choreographers were selected last spring and worked through the summer and into the school year on this show,” Murray said. “The countless hours of work that went into learning choreography before and after school paid off.”

Wakeland's Elizabeth Dye with her DSM Scholarship Certificate.Elizabeth Dye of Wakeland High School won a Dallas Summer Musicals Theatre Major Scholarship. Elizabeth plans to major in theatre performance at the University of Evansville in Indiana.

“Elizabeth has been a dedicated theatre student throughout her time at Wakeland, working very hard both onstage and backstage,” said Jonette Dalfonzo, Wakeland High School theatre director. “This year, as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly, she really brought our audience to their feet with her performance.”

Congratulations to all of the nominees on a memorable theatrical season across Frisco ISD. Click here for a full list of the campuses that were nominated for DSM awards.

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