St. Pius X High School Receives 22 Nominations

The Fine Arts department at St. Pius X High School is proud to announce that
the Tommy Tune Awards program has nominated St. Pius X High School for 22 award
recognitions for Nunsense, a musical production presented by the Veritas Theatre in
November 2023.

Production nominations include outstanding musical, outstanding ensemble and
outstanding technical achievement. Individual nominations include outstanding lead for
the full cast of five members, outstanding supporting, outstanding singer for two cast
members, outstanding dancer, outstanding actor, outstanding director, outstanding music
director, outstanding choreographer for two production members, outstanding lighting
director for two production members, outstanding sound designer, outstanding scenic
designer for two production members, and outstanding stage manager for the full stage
production team.

“We have a very talented group of thespians both on and off the stage that mostly led this
production, so it’s a student-centered achievement,” said John Magalhaes, director of fine
arts. “They deserve these recognitions not only for their talent, but also for their endless
dedication, commitment and love for the arts.”

Nunsense tells the tale of the Little Sisters of Hoboken and their need to raise funds for
burial services because the convent cook, Sister Julia, has accidentally poisoned a group of
nuns. The sisters decide to put on a variety show and take over the auditorium of the
school – currently set up for Grease – to entertain the audience for the fundraiser. This
“habit-forming” musical comedy has won international acclaim for its hilarious script,
quirky choreography and vivacious music.

The Tommy Tune Awards program (TTA) is part of the Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)
musical theatre non-profit organization and celebrates the educational value, artistry and
community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston area. Nominations are
adjudicated by local volunteers from October to March and finalists participate in the
awards ceremony on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

St. Pius X High School is a Dominican, Catholic co-educational college preparatory that
serves students in grades 9 through 12. Also known as SPX or St. Pius, the high school
located in the heart of Houston, Texas is administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese
of Galveston-Houston to empower young men and women in their personal and academic

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