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CHS Wins Five TAMY Awards For Excellence in Musical Theater!

CHS was nominated for 16 awards and garnered five trophies at this year's TAMY Gala that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in high school musicals for its production of The Phantom of the Opera.

Chelmsford High School was nominated for 16 awards and garnered five trophies at this year's TAMY Gala that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in high school musicals for its production of  The Phantom of the Opera. The show proved to be one of the biggest successes in the CHS’ many years of outstanding musicals.  It broke all attendance records with a sold out show on Saturday evening.  “The Phantom of the Opera was a huge undertaking with quite a bit of spectacle at every aspect, CHS students, as always, met that challenge.  We are truly excited and appreciative of the TAMYS for recognizing our students’ great accomplishments,” said Carl Rondina, the producer and musical director of CHS for 43 years.

The Tony-style awards celebration was held at Mt. Wachusett Community College on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. 

The following awards were received for Chelmsford High School's production of Phantom of the Opera:

Best Props and Set Dressing

Best Lighting Design - Zachary Straeffer

Best Costumes

Best Student Orchestra

Best Musical Director - Carl Rondina


Chelmsford Public School is proud of all students involved in this excellent production, and extend sincere congratulations to Director Lauren Cochran and Musical Director Carl Rondina for their work!

Picture attached: Chelmsford students and Mr. Carl Rondina, Musical Director, celebrate after the TAMY Awards Event on Sunday, May 19th.  Pictured students (L to R):  Arun Venugopal, Katelyn O'Donnell, Erica Lundin, Jeremy O'Donnell, Zachary Straeffer, Courtney Simard, Alison Reese, and Abigail Hirsch.  Chelmsford's musical, The Phantom of the Opera, garnered 16 nominations and 5 awards:  Best Props and Set Dressing, Best Lighting Design - Zachary Straeffer, Best Costumes, Best Student Orchestra, and Best Musical Director - Carl Rondina.  Congratulations to all the nominees, award winners, and Director Lauren Cochran (not pictured).

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Christina Whittlesey
PreK-12 Fine Arts Coordinator
Chelmsford Public Schools
Website: http://fine-arts.chelmsford.k12.ma.us
Watch K-12 Concerts: onstage.chelmsfordtv.org Spotlight on Fine Arts Department TV Show: finearts.chelmsfordtv.org

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