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


The Nominees for the 2014 High School Musical Theatre Awards
 

Outstanding Student Creative Achievement
Bridgett Church, Bartlett High School
Maria Herrera, Germantown High School
Summer Dawn Torian, Horn Lake High School
Douglas McClew, Memphis University School
Catie Blackwood, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Student Technical Achievement
Brandon Lau, Germantown High School
Nicolas Kleiderer, Northpoint Christian School
Joshua Joiner, Whitehaven High School
Kevin Rotzoll, St. Benedict at Auburndale
Sydney Valadie, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Lexi Jenne as Jack's Mother in Evangelical Christian School's Into the Woods
Katherine Sterling as Little Red in Evangelical Christian School's Into the Woods
India Ratliff as Motormouth Maybelle in Germantown High School’s Hairspray
Erica Penninger as Penny Pingleton in Hernando High School’s Hairspray
Gabrielle Willingham as The Wiz in St. Agnes Academy’s The Wiz
Reva Obenchain as Hodel in Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Jeffrey Haddock as Officer Lockstock in Arlington High School’s Urinetown
Nautica Beauregard as Officer Lockstock in Cordova High School’s Urinetown
Baker Ball as Sir Galahad in Memphis University School’s Spamalot
Robert Dockery as Jimmy in Overton High School’s 110 in the Shade
Greer Harkness as Donkey in Ridgeway High School’s Shrek the Musical
Kyle Van Frank as Action in St. Benedict at Auburndale’s West Side Story

Outstanding Lead Actress
Bethany Beckham as The Witch in Evangelical Christian School's Into the Woods
Jada Tate as Georgia Hendricks in Lausanne Collegiate School's Curtains
Logan Martin as Annie Oakley in Northpoint Christian School’s Annie Get Your Gun
Cedricka Simpkins as Lizzy in Overton High School’s 110 in the Shade
Mariatu Okonofua as Fiona in Ridgeway High School’s Shrek the Musical
Arielle Labilles as Anita in St. Benedict at Auburndale’s West Side Story

Outstanding Lead Actor
Jose Alpizar as Emile Debeque in Collierville High School’s South Pacific
Phillip Bond as Bobby Strong in Cordova High School’s Urinetown
Joshua Smith as The Baker in Evangelical Christian School's Into the Woods
Maclean Mayers as Edna Turnblad in Germantown High School’s Hairspray
Paul Stevenson as King Arthur in Memphis University School's Spamalot
Ontario McGregor as Shrek in Ridgeway High School’s Shrek the Musical

Outstanding Music Direction
Jason Bell, Cordova High School’s, Urinetown
Stephen Womack, Evangelical Christian School’s Into the Woods
Steve Danielson, Germantown High School’s Hairspray
Cynthia Romoff, Lausanne Collegiate School’s Curtains
Patti House, Northpoint Christian School’s Annie Get Your Gun
Jordan Wells, St. Benedict at Auburndale’s West Side Story

Outstanding Direction by a Teacher
Chris Luter, Urinetown, Cordova High School
Rene Cave, Into the Woods, Evangelical Christian School
Tim Greer, Spamalot, Memphis University School
Julie Reinbold, Shrek the Musical, Ridgeway High School
Ryan Kathman, West Side Story, St. Benedict at Auburndale
Marques Brown, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, St. George's Independent School

Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater
(Lighting, Sound, Pacing, Transitions)
Into the Woods, Evangelical Christian School
Hairspray, Germantown High School
Spamalot, Memphis University School
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School
Shrek the Musical, Ridgeway High School
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, St. George's Independent School

Outstanding Overall Production
Cordova High School's Urinetown
Evangelical Christian School's Into the Woods
Germantown High School's Hairspray
Memphis University School's Spamalot
Northpoint Christian School's Annie Get Your Gun
St. Benedict at Auburndale's West Side Story

Outstanding Front of House
Urinetown, Arlington High School
Alice in Wonderland Jr., Corinth High School
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School
The Wiz, St. Agnes Academy
Fiddler on the Roof, Tipton-Rosemark Academy
The Slipper and the Rose, Wynne High School

Outstanding Production Materials
Little Shop of Horrors, Bartlett High School
Beauty and the Beast, Bolton High School
Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Corinth High School
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School
The Wiz, St. Agnes Academy
Fiddler on the Roof, Tipton-Rosemark Academy

Outstanding Small Ensemble
The Office Staff in Cordova High School’s Urinetown
The Knights in Memphis University School’s Spamalot
The Cowboy Chorus in Northpoint Christian School’s Annie Get Your Gun
Three Blind Mice in Ridgeway High School’s Shrek the Musical
The Jets in St. Benedict at Auburndale's West Side Story
The Bottle Dancers in Tipton-Rosemark Academy's Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Chorus
The Sound of Music, Briarcrest Christian School                                 
Urinetown, Cordova High School                                                     
Hairspray, Germantown High School
Shrek the Musical, Ridgeway High School                                 
West Side Story, St. Benedict at Auburndale                                              
Curtains, Lausanne Collegiate School 

Outstanding Dance Execution
Urinetown, Cordova High School
Hairspray, Germantown High School
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Horn Lake High School
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Chrtistian School
Shrek the Musical, Ridgeway High School
West Side Story, St. Benedict at Auburndale

Outstanding Production Number
“The Cop Song” in Arlington High School’s Urinetown
“Run Freedom Run” in Cordova High School’s Urinetown
“That a Way” in Lausanne Collegiate School’s Curtains 
“Day by Day” in Millington Central High School’s Godspell 
“Gee Officer Krupke” in St. Benedict at Auburndale’s West Side Story
“Teyve's Dream” in Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Fiddler on the Roof     
                                       
Outstanding Artistic Element
The Plant/Puppetry in Little Shop of Horrors, Harding Academy
The Cartoon Scenery, in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Horn Lake High School
The Shootout in Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School
The Sun/Moon Set in 110 in the Shade, Overton High School
The Pumpkin Carriage in Cinderella, St. Mary's Episcopal School
The Carriage in The Slipper and the Rose, Wynne High School                                                                                          

Outstanding Hair and Makeup
Into the Woods, Evangelical Christian School
Hairspray, Germantown High School
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School
Shrek the Musical, Ridgeway High School
The Wiz, St. Agnes Academy
Curtains, Lausanne Collegiate School

Outstanding Costumes
Alice in Wonderland, Jr, Corinth High School
Into the Woods, Evangelical Christian School
Hairspray, Germantown High School
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School
Shrek the Musical, Ridgeway High School
The Wiz, St. Agnes Academy

Outstanding Set Design
Little Shop of Horrors, Bartlett High School
Into the Woods, Evangelical Christian School
Seussical the Musical, Hutchison School
Spamalot, Memphis University School
Annie Get Your Gun, Northpoint Christian School
Fiddler on the Roof, Tipton Rosemark Academy

Outstanding Student Orchestra
South Pacific, Collierville High School
Urinetown, Cordova High School
Hairspray, Germantown High School
110 in the Shade, Overton High School
Shrek the Musical, Ridgeway High School
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, St. George’s Independent School

Outstanding Comedic Duo/Trio
Officer Lockstock & Sally, Urinetown, Arlington High School
Bloody Mary and Luther Billis, South Pacific, Collierville High School
Officer Lockstock & Sally, Urinetown, Cordova High School
Edna & Wilbur Turnblad, Hairspray, Germantown High School
Arthur and Patsy, Spamalot, Memphis University School
Mrs. Meers, Ching Ho & Bun Foo, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Southside High School

Outstanding Featured Dancer
Chad Baker in Germantown High School’s Hairspray
Abigail Clements in Horn Lake High School’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Margaret Shaul in Memphis University School’s Spamalot
McKenzie Brower in Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s Fiddler on the Roof
Josh Oliver in White Station High School’s Hairspray
Gary Gwynn in Whitehaven High School’s High School Musical

Outstanding Featured Actress
Tamlyn Sampson as Penelope Pennywise in Cordova High School's Urinetown
DeShara Edwards as Dragon in Ridgeway High School’s Shrek the Musical
Micah Oxner as The Messenger in St. Agnes Academy’s The Wiz
Maddie Arnold as Anybodys in St. Benedict at Auburndale’s West Side Story
Sutton Hewitt as Logainne in St. George’s Independent School’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Olivia Bernabe as The Queen in St. Mary's Episcopal School’s Cinderella

Outstanding Featured Actor
Daniel Moore as Cogsworth in Bolton's Beauty and the Beast
Josh Vega as Lumiere in Bolton's Beauty and the Beast
Chase Wyatt as Brother Maynard in Memphis University School's Spamalot
Augie Van Deveer as Robin in Memphis University School's Spamalot
Jordan Moye as Chief Sitting Bull in Northpoint Christian School's Annie Get Your Gun
Robert Grissom as Leaf Coneybear in St. George’s Independent School’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

People’s Choice Award
Voting Begins April 28, 2014 @ 10am

The 2014 High School Musical Theatre Awards are presented in part by Sedgwick and Yarbrough’s Music. Other generous sponsors include Memphis Audio, Nolan’s Audiovisual, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc., Gould’s Day Spas and Salons, Jack Pirtle’s Chicken, The Crump Firm, Bethel University, Anne and Pat Halloran, Jim and Gigi Wiertelak, and Winston Wolfe. The Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards are Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

A limited number of tickets are on sale now and are $15-$35. Tickets are available for purchase online at The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000) and the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood.

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