Over a four-week period in November and December, more than two dozen SFT students participated — as actors, musicians, designers, technicians, and directors — in 12 Highwood Theatre performances of three very different award-winning musicals. The weekend of November 16–18 featured four moving performances of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Next to Normal ; four funny performances of Tony Award winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee were presented during November 30–December 2; and over the weekend of December 14–16, audiences enjoyed four entertaining performances of Tony Award winning Sweeney Todd .
These productions were inspiring examples of student theatre at its best. The sold-out audiences were moved to tears, laughter, and standing ovations. There couldn’t have been a better start to The Highwood Theatre ’s 10th anniversary season, its second housed at School for Tomorrow.