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"Sweet Charity" Receives Spotlight Awards!

Southwest High School's production of Sweet Charity  garnered several awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Spotlight Education Program, including Outstanding Overall Production and nine individual student awards! Read on for more...


"Sweet Charity" Review by Larry LaVercombe

THEATER REVIEW -- Sweet Charity opened at Southwest High School last weekend -- and it is the bomb. Southwest Dance Teacher Colleen Callahan brings the Bob Fosse choreographic style front-and-center, and the rest of the team brings it home. Yet again -- Southwest High School demonstrates its ongoing reputation as perhaps the best performing arts school in the state of Minnesota, if not the entire country. Add this to the unusual collaboration between Fosse and Neil Simon – and you have a perfect vehicle for the talented Southwest faculty and students.


"Guys and Dolls" Receives Spotlight Awards

Southwest High School's production of Guys and Dolls garnered several Spotlight awards this year including Outstanding Overall Production and Outstanding Overall Performance! Hennepin Theatre Trust's annual showcase ceremony was held Sunday, June 12 where the production members performed a medley and Claire McPartland was honored as a female Top 10 Triple Threat Finalist. Read on for the full list of awards. Congratulations to all involved!