Because of COVID-19, this year the 17th Annual Halo High School Theatre Awards will be seen for three nights on YouTube as a virtual event. Each night at 7, awards will be presented to a different group of schools. Plus, everyone can watch from the comfort of his or her own home. The awards honor high school students\u2019 achievements in all aspects of theater. Awards are given in numerous categories including: Best Actor andActress in a Musical\/Play, Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical\/Play, Best Performance by the Cast in an Ensemble Production, Best Comic Actor and Actress in a Musical\/Play, Best Student Choreographer, plus categories for lighting, design, stage management, special effects, and many more. This year over 81 high schools from across the state of Connecticut will be participating. The dates for announcing the winners are June 23, 24, and 25. With 81 schools participating and more than 40 categories, the local nominees for the Tuesday group were listed last week. Again, there are too many nominees to list them all for this week. However, here is a sampling of some of them. Good luck to one and all. Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Pomperaug High School\u2019s Christian Winter and Ridgefield High School\u2019s Owen Gaydos. Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Pomperaug High School\u2019s Taylor Dembski. Best Comic Male Performance in a Production: Ridgefield High School\u2019s Tyler Munson, Fairfield College Preparatory School\u2019s Tomas Lignore and Seymour High School\u2019s Jonathan David. Best Comic Female Performance in a Production: Seymour High School\u2019s Natalie Jones. Best Specialty Ensemble: Pomperaug High School\u2019s: Ella Storey, Taylor Dembski and Kylie Healey. Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play: Ridgefield High School\u2019s Liam Huff. Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical: Pomperaug High School\u2019s Jimmy Hunter. Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical: Pomperaug High School\u2019s Amelia Rosen. Best Performance by a Couple or Dynamic Duo in a Play: Ridgefield High School\u2019s Liam Huff and Tyler Munson and Pomperaug High School\u2019s Amelia Rosen and Audrey Finn. Best Performance by a Couple or Dynamic Duo in a Musical: Pomperaug High School\u2019s Amelia Rosen and Jimmy Hunter and Ridgefield High School\u2019s Callie Amill and Harrison Cluney. Best Classical Play: Ridgefield High School\u2019s The Odd Couple (Female Version) and Fairfield College Preparatory School\u2019s The Birds. Best Contemporary Play: New Canaan Clue High School\u2019s Clue and Pomperaug High School\u2019s Almost, Maine. Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Contemporary Musical: Pomperaug High School\u2019s Ella Storey and Ridgefield High School\u2019s Sophia Smith. Best Orchestra: Pomperaug High School\u2019s Orchestra for Mamma Mia! and Ridgefield High School\u2019s Orchestra for Legally Blonde. Best Male Standout Performance in an Ensemble Production: New Canaan High School\u2019s Ben Dooley, Pomperaug High School\u2019s Ben Dressel, Fairfield College Preparatory School\u2019s John Godino and Seymour High School\u2019s Arber Muca. Best Scenic Design and\/or Execution: New Canaan High School\u2019s Alessio Pantaleo, John Taylor and Ian Rocha. Best Props Design and\/or Management: Ridgefield High School\u2019s Liam Huff, Kyra Linekin, Motria Holian, Emma Joyce, Liliana Matte, Henry Regnery and Charlie Ward, New Canaan High School\u2019s Lucy Lee and Charlotte Jensen and Pomperaug High School\u2019s Katana Ferguson-Smith.