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Badola, Dorsey Named Among TAMY Award Finalists

CHELMSFORD, MA (Nov. 12, 2020) – Chelmsford High School’s Sachi Badola, a junior, and senior Allison Dorsey were named finalists for the Virtual TAMY Awards October Challenge in the category Musical Theater Solo, Theater At the Mount (TAMY) announced Monday.

Ms. Badola and Ms. Dorsey are two of the five finalists among 45 student entries spanning 12 high schools. The winner of the Musical Theater Solo category will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Theater At the Mount, the renowned theater and arts program at MWCC, is holding its annual TAMY Awards virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Each month through April 2021, Theater at the Mount is accepting nominations in specific categories such as Musical Theater Solo, Makeup Design (November), Duet Scene (December) and Set Design (January), among others.

At the end of the year, the school which garners the most awards will win a full two-year scholarship to Mount Wachusett Community College.

Ms. Badola performed and submitted ‘What Baking Can Do,’ from the Adrienne Shelly film-turned-musical Waitress, while Ms. Dorsey performed and submitted ‘So Many People’ from the Stephen Sondheim musical Saturday night.

“You need to have confidence with humility when you’re performing. Those two qualities will take you a long way,” said Lauren Cochran, Theater Director of CHS’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. “Sachi and Allison are both studious and conscientious every time we do a production. They’re always asking what they can do better, what they can work on.”

The 2020-21 TAMY honors are the latest of many awards for the CHS Fine and Performing Arts Program. The program has earned a slew of individual and ensemble honors dating back to 2006-07 (history attached).