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 will be held on May 12, 2014.

Important Dates & Deadlines:

September 16, 2013 - Intent to Apply Forms Deadline
September 23, 2013 - Applications for Fall 2013 Shows Deadline
January 17, 2014 - Applications for Spring 2014 Shows Deadline
February 21, 2014 - Student Achievement Applications Deadline
March 21, 2014 - Portfolios of Student Achievement Applicants Dealine
April 11, 2014 - Deadline for All Performances (shows past this date will not be eligible for participation)
April 21, 2014 - 2014 HSMTA Nominations Announced at Noon
May 12, 2014 - Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards

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

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