Hello, Dolly! Receives Highest Honor from Tommy Awards Program

The Overture Center’s Tommy Awards Program has named the St. Ambrose Academy production of Hello, Dolly! an Outstanding Musical!  This award is considered to be the highest honor a school can receive within the Tommy Awards Program, as it recognizes the achievement of excellence within all aspects of the production.  As recipients of this award, the entire Hello, Dolly! cast has been invited to perform a four-minute medley featuring several musical numbers from the show on the Overture stage during the Tommy Awards Show on June 11th!

We’re also thrilled to announce the following individual awards.  Each of these four students will be honored for their individual achievements in additional musical medleys during the Tommy Awards Show on June 11th.


Junior Natalie Davies has received an Outstanding Leading Performance Award for her portrayal of Dolly Levi.

Junior Sam Galvin (Barnaby Tucker) and Junior Therese Klingele (Minnie Fay) have been honored with Outstanding Supporting Performance Awards!

And, Sophomore Marcianna Wanta has been named our school’s 2017 Spirit Award recipient.

Congratulations also to the following individuals of the Hello, Dolly! Production Team who will be honored at a special Outstanding Director/Designer Tommy Awards banquet on June 2nd:

  • Diane Marsland – Producer, Costume Design, Set Design
  • Angela Hineline – Direction, Set Design
  • Dani Binzak & Jane Voegeli – Vocal Direction
  • Jenny Marsland – Choreography
  • Melissa Ludois – Orchestra
  • Andy Manke – Light Design
  • Kyle Spradling – Sound Design
  • Senior Jaimee Prado & Junior Kate Krebs – Student Stage Management
  • Steve Krebs – Backstage
  • Sophomore Marcianna Wanta – Hair & Make-Up

We are very proud of our entire cast, crew, and production team.  It takes incredible dedication, hard work, and commitment to achieve these honors.  We thank God for the gifts and provisions that He provided during our journey.  He made this show the parade we hoped that it would become!

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The Tommy Award press release will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Coming Soon!  We will also share a video clip in coming days featuring director Mrs. Angela Hineline and cast and crew sharing their reflections and exuberance on receiving this most happy recognition.


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