2022-2023 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Information and Guidelines

The Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards supports, promotes, and celebrates high school musical theatre throughout the Mid-South.  The program aims to provide access to arts education, create opportunities for self-expression, develop relationships between schools and the Orpheum, encourage collaboration, enhance excellence, build community, and instill a lifelong passion for the arts.

This year-long program invites students and schools to join a community of participating schools from a 150 mile radius in a variety of opportunities that meet each school where they are in providing access to arts education programming.

The program is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Jimmy Awards, a program produced by The Broadway League that includes over 40 programs from across the country.

Each year, the program culminates in a celebration of the passion, dedication, and hard work of students and teachers involved in promoting musical theatre.  Participants gather at the historic Orpheum Theatre for an unforgettable night of performances and awards presentations.  Modeled after the Tony Awards, The Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre and brings together hundreds of students from all over the region to share their talents and collaborate with one another.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2023 Orpheum HSMTAs – Thursday, May 25, 2023.

In our 2022-2023 school year, we are thrilled to continue to offer new ways for students and schools to participate so please pay close attention to all information provided.

For more information about the program or if you have any questions, please contact Lena Wallace Black at lblack@orpheum-memphis.com.


As of October 19th 2022


Arlington High School 

Bartlett High School 

Bolton High School 

Briarcrest Christian School 

Bryant High School 

Cabot High School 

Chester County High School 

Christian Brothers High School 

Collierville High School 

Crosstown High School 

East High School  

Evangelical Christian School 

Fayette Academy  

First Assembly Christian School  

Germantown High School 

Harding Academy of Memphis 

Harding Academy Searcy 

Hernando High School 

Houston High School 


Jackson Christian School 

Kingsbury High School 

Lausanne Collegiate School  

Lewisburg High School 

Madison-Ridgeland Academy 

Memphis University School 

Milan High School 

Millington Central Middle High School 

Munford High School

New Albany High School 

Northpoint Christian School 

Olive Branch High School  

Overton High School 

Ridgeway High School 

Sacred Heart of Jesus High School 

South Gibson County High School 

Southaven High School 

St. Agnes Academy 

St. Benedict at Auburndale 

St. George's Independent School 

St. Mary's Episcopal School 

The Academies at Jonesboro High School

Tipton-Rosemark Academy  

White Station High School  

Whitehaven High School 

Wynne High School 


In order to participate in The Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards in any capacity, schools must register as a participating school by submitting an application. 

The Orpheum’s High School Musical Awards are open to all schools located within a 150 mile radius of The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee.

There is no fee to participate in The Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards.  We are committed to making our programs as accessible as possible.


If you are a student whose school currently does not participate but you wish to be a part of this program in our opening and closing numbers, please contact Lena Wallace Black at lblack@orpheum-memphis.com .


Please see the individual links listed on the side of this page about each way to participate for further information, important deadlines, and how to register. Please read these documents carefully as there are changes to the application process from last year.

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