HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS

ORPHEUM HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS:
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

The Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019! Save the date — Thursday, May 23, 2019 — for an exciting, not-to-be-missed awards ceremony commemorating 10 years of achievement and camaraderie in Mid-South high school theatre.

The HSMTA program supports, promotes, and enhances high school musical theatre throughout the Mid-South. Modeled after the Tony Awards®, the 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.

This program is part of the Jimmy Awards, the national high school musical theatre awards program produced by The Broadway League that includes 40 programs from across the country. High schools within a 200-mile radius that meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to participate.

Each submitted musical goes through an adjudication process where community judges attend the high school productions. The HSMTAs judges are arts professionals within the Memphis community specializing in performance, directing, sound and lighting design, costume design, and music orchestration and direction.

The year of high school musicals concludes in a Tony Awards-style celebration of the passion, dedication, and energy of all students and teachers involved in producing musical theatre. Participants gather at the historic Orpheum Theatre for an unforgettable night of performance and awards presentation, and two leading actors are sent to New York City to perform on Broadway as part of the culminating Jimmy Awards.

Applications

Schools that intend to participate in the 2018-2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards should have submitted an Intent to Apply form by September 7, 2018. For musicals performed in the fall semester, applications were due September 21, 2018. For spring semester musicals, applications are due by 4pm on January 11, 2019. Early applications are encouraged.

Schools may submit an application for one production per academic year. The 2018-2019 HSMTA Rules and Guidelines can be downloaded here.

The 2019 High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

2018-2019 HSTMA Shows

Arlington High School
Little Shop of Horrors: April 4-7, 2019

Bartlett High School
Pippin: April 4-7, 2019

Blytheville High School
Beauty and the Beast: March 29-31, 2019

Briarcrest Christian School
Hunchback of Notre Dame: February 21-23, 28, March 1-2, 2019

Central High School
Little Shop of Horrors: November 1-3 and 7-9, 2018

Chester County High School
TBA: April 5-8, 2019

Christian Brothers High School
Oliver!: February 14-16, 2019

Collierville High School
Mary Poppins: April 4-7, 2019

Cordova High School
Fame: January 24-26, 2019

Evangelical Christian School
Oklahoma!: February 21-23, 28, March 1-2, 2019

Germantown High School
Sister Act: February 21-23, March 1-2, 8-9, 2019

Harding Academy
Shrek the Musical: February 28 - March 2, 2019

Hernando High School
Pippin: February 22-23, March 1-2, 2019

Houston High School
Mamma Mia: March 1-4, 2019

Hutchison School
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: November 9-12, 2018

Jackson Christian School
Peter Pan: January 17-19, 24-26, 2019

Lausanne Collegiate School
Once Upon A Mattress: February 21-24, 2019

Memphis University School
1776: October 20-23, 2018

New Albany High School
Suessical the Musical: February 8-10, 2019

Northpoint Christian School
The Wizard of Oz: February 25-26, 28, March 1-2, 2019

Ridgeway High School
TBA: April 5-7, 2019

Sacred Heart of Jesus High School
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: November 1-3, 2018

Southaven High School
Rock of Ages: December 13-15, 2018

South Gibson County High
The Addams Family: November 8-11, 2018

St. Agnes Academy
Freaky Friday: March 28-30, 2019

St. Benedict at Auburndale
TBA: March 28-31, 2019

St. George's Independent School
Return to the Forbidden Planet: April 4-7, 2019

St. Mary’s Episcopal School
White Christmas: November 15-18, 2018

Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Crazy For You: March 28-31, 2019

University School of Jackson
West Side Story: March 1-3, 2019

Valley View High School
Mamma Mia: April 4-6, 2019

White Station High School
Urinetown: April 4-6, 2019

Wynne High School
Mary Poppins: March 7-10, 2019

2017-2018 HSMTA Recipients

The 2017-2018 awards ceremony was May 24, 2018.

Outstanding Small Ensemble

Sponsored by Pyramid Electric

The Urchins, Little Shop of Horrors, Memphis University School

Outstanding Large Ensemble

The Cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ridgeway High School

Outstanding Chorus

Sponsored by Karen Fields-Isaacman & Ken Isaacman

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Student Orchestra

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Dance Execution

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Choreography

James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School

Outstanding Production Materials

Sponsored by Paulsen Printing

Guys and Dolls, Tipton-Rosemark Academy

Outstanding Front of House

Sponsored by Friends of The Orpheum (FOTO)

The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Artistic Element

Sponsored by The Crump Firm, Inc.

The Rain on Stage, Singin' in the Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Hair and Makeup

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Costumes

Sponsored by Kendra Scott

James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School

Outstanding Music Direction

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Lighting

Sponsored by Dean HD

Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Set

Sponsored by Veronica & Brett Batterson

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Student Creative Achievement Award

Sponsored by Jennifer McGrath

Matthew Russell, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School

Outstanding Student Technical Achievement Award

Sponsored by Memphis Audio

Andrew Boone, Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

Outstanding Student Stage Management Award

Kaylyn Nichols, Footloose, Arlington High School
Allyson Vogel, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School

The Bravo Award

Sponsored by Suzanne and William J. Landers

Jaxon Polk as Pugsley, The Addams Family, Briarcrest Christian School
Chandler Donlin as Flounder, The Little Mermaid, Harding Academy
Grayson Hart as Rodrigo, Little Women, Jackson Christian School
David Gross as LeFou, Beauty and the Beast, Northpoint Christian School

People’s Choice Award

Sponsored by Gould’s Academy

The Wizard of Oz, Wynne High School

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Taylor Brown as Asaka, Once On This Island, St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Jake Booher as Cosmo Brown, Singin' in The Rain, University School of Jackson

Outstanding Featured Dancer

Bizzy Walker as Dream Dancer, Annie Get Your Gun, St. Mary's Episcopal School

Outstanding Featured Actress

Sponsored by Robin and Billy Orgel

Alexis Montgomery, the voice of Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors, Cordova High School

Outstanding Featured Actor

Christian Powell as Pirelli, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Lead Actress

Sponsored by Cheryl & Bill Stegbauer

Amelia Beckham as Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evangelical Christian School

Outstanding Lead Actor

Sponsored by Winston Wolfe

Riley Young as Grasshopper, James and the Giant Peach, Hernando High School

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher

Sponsored by Lura Elliott Turner, in honor of her mother, Helen Elliott, a music teacher

Ashleigh Williams, Sweeney Todd, Germantown High School

Outstanding Overall Production

Sponsored by Patty & George Alvord

Catch Me If You Can, Collierville High School

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