The Hennepin Theatre Trust has honored Minnetonka Theatre's 2019 spring musical The Scarlet Pimpernel with 16 awards, including the coveted Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. The Spotlight Musical Theatre Program is the Trust's premier education initiative honoring Minnesota high school theatre programs.
Director Trent Boyum said, "I am thrilled for our MHS "Pimpernel" cast, crew, orchestra and staff. Their dedication to our program is inspiring and they deserve every accolade."
The judges' comments included:
- "I have seen professional theater in the Twin Cities and your program is hitting that level!"
- "Fantastic work by the ensemble all around! It is difficult to pick out highlights because it all was so beautiful! Here are just a couple examples: The intensity and fullness of "Madame Guillotine," The clean beauty of the opening number "Storybook," and of course the fabulous sword fighting. It was all just terrific!"
- "Your student orchestra was an incredible group of musicians playing beyond what most high schools achieve. Congratulations on your beautiful work!"
- "The show... brought genuine tears to my eyes. When a performer moves me to tears, they are GOOD. It
- "I strongly believe in Spotlight's mission of developing high school theatre programs, but it cannot go unsaid that whatever you're doing is WORKING. Your dedication to your students is evident in how hard they work and how much talent you have unlocked within them. Thank you for what you do."
About The Scarlet Pimpernel
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this dashing and sumptuous Broadway hit will thrill you like never before.Drama and comedy ensue as Sir Percy and his league use disguises and wit to rescue the innocent from the blade of Madame Guillotine! Audience members of all ages will fall in love with a soaring score, a beguiling romance, stunning sets and costumes, and a heart-pounding duel to the death. Don't miss this must see musical adventure.