Talented high school actors, singers, dancers and technicians from 28 Tennessee schools are putting their skills on display this year and seeking recognition and important feedback as part of the sixth annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards, or Spotlight Awards.
Jennifer Turner, currently Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be TPAC’s next President and Chief Executive Officer starting May 2019. Turner will follow Kathleen O’Brien, who will retire from TPAC in July, ending a 14-year tenure at the head of the arts center and 31 total years at TPAC.
As a seasoned Broadway veteran, Ron Bohmer has seen a lot of scripts. But he still remembers the first time he read through The Book of Mormon. “That was the first script I remember reading and actually laughing out loud – just from what’s on the page,” Bohmer says of the Tony Award-winning musical, which plays TPAC March 12-17.