Performing Heights' The Adventures of Tom Jones, A Foundling Wins Top Honors At UIL Competition

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Arlington Heights Performing Heights

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Heights High
 School's performing arts group, Performing Heights, received top awards at
 both Zone and District UIL One-Act Play competitions for their performance of
 The Adventures of Tom Jones, A Foundling.
     In the UIL One-Act Zone competition held at Tarrant County College South
 campus on March 21, Justin Sample, as Tom, took top honors as Best Actor.
 Shannon O'Connell also took top honors for Best Actress as Sophia.  Cast
 members receiving All Star Cast designation were Jason Williams, as Partridge,
 and Lyndsay Brooks as Honour.  Doug Groover received Honorable Mention All
 Star Cast.
     When Tom Jones advanced to District UIL Competition at Tarrant County
 College Northeast Campus March 25, Shannon O'Connell, Justin Sample, and
 Richard Brown received All Star Cast, and Lynn Walker and Jason Williams
 received Honorable Mention All Star Cast.
     The Adventures of Tom Jones, A Foundling, a brilliant comedy based on the
 Eighteenth-century British novel by Henry Fielding, was adapted for the stage
 by Charles Wilson.
     Performing Heights hopes their luck continues tonight at the first annual
 Betty Lynn Buckley Awards, to be presented at Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass
 Performance Hall at 8 p.m.  Performing Heights was nominated for various
 awards including Best Musical for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
 Dreamcoat.  The awards are sponsored by Casa Manana and the Junior League of
 Fort Worth, emulating the Tony Awards and designed to recognize musical
 theatre excellence among participating Tarrant County high schools.
     Since its inception, the Arlington Heights Performing Heights program has
 enabled hundreds of aspiring young artists to hone their talents.  Performing
 Heights is an enhanced performing arts program that creates opportunity for
 performance in all areas, integrates instructional and technical excellence
 while providing a foundation of cooperative experiences for Arlington Heights
 students to discover the world of fine arts.  Arlington Heights High School is
 the only school in the district with a dance program.  Over 300 students are
 currently enrolled in the dance, drama and choral music departments.  In last
 year's graduating class, every program student who applied was offered a
 college scholarship.
 
 

SOURCE Arlington Heights Performing Heights
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Heights High
 School's performing arts group, Performing Heights, received top awards at
 both Zone and District UIL One-Act Play competitions for their performance of
 The Adventures of Tom Jones, A Foundling.
     In the UIL One-Act Zone competition held at Tarrant County College South
 campus on March 21, Justin Sample, as Tom, took top honors as Best Actor.
 Shannon O'Connell also took top honors for Best Actress as Sophia.  Cast
 members receiving All Star Cast designation were Jason Williams, as Partridge,
 and Lyndsay Brooks as Honour.  Doug Groover received Honorable Mention All
 Star Cast.
     When Tom Jones advanced to District UIL Competition at Tarrant County
 College Northeast Campus March 25, Shannon O'Connell, Justin Sample, and
 Richard Brown received All Star Cast, and Lynn Walker and Jason Williams
 received Honorable Mention All Star Cast.
     The Adventures of Tom Jones, A Foundling, a brilliant comedy based on the
 Eighteenth-century British novel by Henry Fielding, was adapted for the stage
 by Charles Wilson.
     Performing Heights hopes their luck continues tonight at the first annual
 Betty Lynn Buckley Awards, to be presented at Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass
 Performance Hall at 8 p.m.  Performing Heights was nominated for various
 awards including Best Musical for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
 Dreamcoat.  The awards are sponsored by Casa Manana and the Junior League of
 Fort Worth, emulating the Tony Awards and designed to recognize musical
 theatre excellence among participating Tarrant County high schools.
     Since its inception, the Arlington Heights Performing Heights program has
 enabled hundreds of aspiring young artists to hone their talents.  Performing
 Heights is an enhanced performing arts program that creates opportunity for
 performance in all areas, integrates instructional and technical excellence
 while providing a foundation of cooperative experiences for Arlington Heights
 students to discover the world of fine arts.  Arlington Heights High School is
 the only school in the district with a dance program.  Over 300 students are
 currently enrolled in the dance, drama and choral music departments.  In last
 year's graduating class, every program student who applied was offered a
 college scholarship.
 
 SOURCE  Arlington Heights Performing Heights