High School Musical TheatrE Awards

The mission of the Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards program is to support, promote and enhance high school musical theatre throughout Memphis and the Mid South.

Modeled after the Tony™ Awards and now in its fifth year, The Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This event is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program which includes 31 programs from across the country.

The Orpheum welcomes any high school within a 100 mile radius who meets the eligibility requirements as a participant in the program. Please see the Rules and Guidelines for eligibility.

Each submitted musical goes through an adjudication process where community judges attend the high school productions. The HSMTA 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 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 a night of performance and awards presentation. The 2014 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards washeld on May 12, 2014.

Follow Orpheum Theatre Students and Families Facebook Page throughout the year for information each participating schools performances. Click Here to view videos from The National High School Musical Theatre Awards.

For more information contact Lindsay Krosnes at krosnes@orpheum-memphis.com
 


2013-2014 Participating Schools

Arlington High School
Bartlett High School
Bolton High School
Briarcrest Christian School
Collierville High School
Cordova High School
Corinth High School
Evangelical Christian School
Germantown High School
Harding Academy
Hernando High School
Horn Lake High School
Hutchison School
Lausanne Collegiate School
Memphis University School
Millington High School
Northpoint Christian School
Overton High School
Ridgeway High School
St. Agnes Academy
St. Benedict at Auburndale
St. Georges Independent School
St. Mary's Episcopal School
Southside High School
Tipton Rosemark Academy
Whitehaven High School
White Station High School
Wynne High School
 


Winners of the 2014 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards:

Outstanding Chorus
West Side Story, St. Benedict at Auburndale                                              

Outstanding Small Ensemble
The Jets in St. Benedict at Auburndale's West Side Story

Outstanding Student Orchestra - **TIE**
South Pacific, Collierville High School
Hairspray, Germantown High School

Outstanding Music Direction
Dr. Jemmilou Rye & Stephen Womack, Evangelical Christian School’s Into the Woods

Outstanding Dance Execution
West Side Story, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Featured Dancer
Gary Gwynn in Whitehaven High School’s High School Musical

Outstanding Production Number
“Gee Officer Krupke” in St. Benedict at Auburndale’s West Side Story

Outstanding Hair and Makeup
Hairspray, Germantown High School

Outstanding Costumes
Into the Woods, Evangelical Christian School

Outstanding Set Design
Spamalot, Memphis University School

Outstanding Artistic Element
The Shootout in Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School

Outstanding Production Materials
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School

Outstanding Front of House
The Wiz, St. Agnes Academy

Student Technical Achievement Award
Brandon Lau, Germantown High School

Student Creative Achievement Award
Summer Dawn Torian, Horn Lake High School

Outstanding Collaborative Partner
Sandy Kozik, Administrative Judge 2010-2014

Outstanding Collaborative Partner
Scott Sturtevant, Musical Director 2010-2014

S.T.A.R. (Students Take A Role) Council Award
Bethany Beckham, Evangelical Christian School
Rachel Brannen, Houston High School
McKenzie Brower, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Bryan Kenton, Overton High School
Julie King, Northpoint Christian School
Russell Lehman, Homeschool
Brie Leazer, Homeschool
Logan Martin, Northpoint Christian School
Maddye Regis, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Caitlin Ritch, Arlington High School
Margaret Shaul, Hutchison School
Paul Stevenson, Memphis University School
Sofia Tosches, Collierville High School
Tyler Vernon, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Grace Wetzel, St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Morgan White, Arlington High School
Kateyann Winstead, Collierville High School

Outstanding Comedic Duo/Trio
King Arthur and Patsy, Spamalot, Memphis University School

Outstanding Featured Actress
DeShara Edwards as Dragon in Ridgeway High School’s Shrek the Musical

Outstanding Featured Actor
Augie Van Deveer as Robin in Memphis University School's Spamalot

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Katherine Sterling as Little Red in Evangelical Christian School's Into the Woods

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Kyle Van Frank as Action in St. Benedict at Auburndale’s West Side Story

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher
Marques Brown, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, St. George's Independent School

Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Bethany Beckham as The Witch in Evangelical Christian School's Into the Woods

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
Maclean Mayers as Edna Turnblad in Germantown High School’s Hairspray

Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee St. George's Independent School

Outstanding Overall Production
St. Benedict at Auburndale's West Side Story

People’s Choice Award
St. Agnes Academy, The Wiz

The 2014 High School Musical Theatre Awards are presented in part by Memphis Audio and Sedgwick. Other generous sponsors include AEO, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Bethel University, Central BBQ-Downtown, The Crump Firm, Gould’s Day Spas and Salons, Anne and Pat Halloran, Hicks Convention Services, Jack Pirtle’s Chicken, Jason’s Deli, Nolan- The Audio Video Solution, Paulsen Printing, William and Cheryl  Stegbauer, Patty and Steve Welch- Jostens Mid-South,  Jim and Gigi Wiertelak, Winston Wolfe and Yarbrough’s Music.

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