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 seventh 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 30 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. Applications for the 2017 HSMTAs are now open.
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 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 7pm.
Join the Orpheum Students and Families Facebook group to get inside scoop about the HSMTAs and more. View or download a full gallery of photos from the 2016 awards ceremony on the Orpheum's Flickr account.
For more information contact Lindsay Krosnes at [email protected]
STUDENT TECHNICAL AND CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Technical and Creative Achievement Awards will be given for individual contributions by students. In order to evaluate the specific contributions made by students in technical and creative capacities, awards in these areas utilize a student-created portfolio in addition to production feedback from a submitted HSMTA musical.
Students whose work or contributions fit in any of the following areas may submit a portfolio to be considered for a technical or creative achievement nomination:
Creative Achievement: (Up to 6 nominees) this category honors students who were part of the creative team for their production. Areas of nomination include:
Lighting Design, Sound Design, Set Design, Props Design, Costume Design, Hair/Makeup Design, and Choreography
Technical Achievement: (Up to 6 nominees) this category honors students who were a part of the technical execution of their production. Areas of nomination include:
Technical Direction, Sound Mixing, Light Operation, Assistant Stage Managers and Video Production (used as part of the show).
Achievement in Stage Management: (Up to 6 nominees) this category honors students who were primary stage managers for their high school production:
There are three components to be considered for a technical or creative achievement awards.
- Fill out the online application by March 10, 2017.
- Submit a Portfolio by April 10, 2017 (digitally or delivered to Orpheum)
- Portfolio Requirements:
- 1-2 page personal essay about your experience
- Director letter of recommendation
At least two supplemental pieces or artifacts that demonstrate the student work. The amount of supplemental materials provided in the portfolio is at the discretion of the applicant. Please note that the more information included in the portfolio allows for a stronger evaluation and sets up an applicant for greater success. Supplemental materials can include but are not limited to: Prompt book, Crew lists, Shift lists, Lighting plots, Sound plots, Design renderings or sketches, Cue scripts, Rehearsal materials, Video support or a highlight reel of a student’s process or work, Production photos.
Nominees will be announced on April 24, 2017
Nominees will meet with judges panel at TBD time between May 9-14, 2017
2017 Participating Schools
|Arlington High School||The Sound of Music||Feb. 23-27, 2017|
|Blytheville High School||Lucky Stiff||March 30 - April 1, 2017|
|Bolton High School||Zombie Prom||March 2-7, 2017|
|Briarcrest Christian School||Into the Woods||Feb. 16-18 & 23-25, 2017|
|Central High School||RENT||February 2017|
|Christian Brothers High School||The Drowsy Chaperone||Dec. 1-3, 2016|
|Collierville High School||Zombie Prom||March 30 - April 2, 2017|
|Cordova High School||All Shook Up||Feb. 23-25, 2017|
|Corinth High School||Guys & Dolls||Mar. 2-5|
|Evangelical Christian School||Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||Nov. 2-3, 5, 9-10, 12, 2016|
|Germantown High School||The Mystery of Edwin Drood||Feb. 23-25, Mar. 2-4, Mar. 9-11|
|Harding Academy||Sister Act||Feb. 2-4, 2017|
|Hernando High School||In the Heights||Mar. 31, Apr. 1-2, 6-9|
|Houston High School||42nd Street||Feb. 17-20, 2017|
|Hutchison School||Beauty and the Beast||Nov. 18- 21, 2016|
|Jackson Christian School||The Addams Family||Jan. 19-21, 2017|
|Lausanne Collegiate School||The Drowsy Chaperone||April 6-9, 2017|
|Madison Academic High School||Grease||Nov. 3-5, 2016|
|Memphis University School||Man of La Mancha||March 25-28, 2017|
|Milan High School||Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||February 2017|
|Northpoint Christian School||My Fair Lady||Feb. 27, 28 and March 2-4, 2017|
|Olive Branch High School||The Drowsy Chaperone||Nov. 3, 5, 6, 2016|
|Overton High School||Sister Act||Nov. 18-21, 2016|
|Ridgeway High School||The Wiz||March 30-April 2, 2017|
|Sacred Heart High School||Peter Pan, Jr.||Feb. 17-18, 2017|
|Senatobia High School||Back to the 80s||March/April 2017|
|St. Agnes Academy||Sister Act||March 30-April 1, 2017|
|St. Benedict at Auburndale||Into the Woods||March 30-April 2, 2017|
|St. George's Independent School||Big Fish||Nov. 10-12, 2016|
|St. Mary's School||Little Women||Nov. 18-20, 2016|
|Southaven High School||Big Fish||March 30-April 1, 2017|
|Tipton-Rosemark Academy||Oklahoma!||March 28-April 2, 2017|
|University School of Jackson||The Little Mermaid||Nov. 3, 5, 6, 2016|
|White Station High School||High School Musical||March 2017|
|Wynne High School||Shrek the Musical||Mar. 9-12|