Amity’s spring musical production of Sweeney Todd not only impressed those who saw it it here, it also impressed the judges at the Connecticut High School Musical Theatre Awards, who gave it a “best musical” rating, in spite of strong competition from the other schools.
In addition, Amity Theater Director Rob Kennedy and his wife Andrea, who co-produced Sweeney Todd, got the award for outstanding directors.
In all, Amity received seven awards at the gala event at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Tuesday night, June 4.
Andrea Kennedy also won in the category for hair and make-up achievement.
Also, Peter Charney got the award for best supporting male for his portrayal of Toby.
Dan Hassenmayer was recognized for outstanding lighting design, which was integral to the storytelling,
The orchestra, which brilliantly mastered the complicated score, won as “outstanding orchestra.”
The lobby display, which extended the stage set into the lobby, also received an award.
Amity’s production of Sweeney Todd was nominated in 14 categories.