The eighth annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016. Shea's is one of 30+ theatres and organizations nationwide participating in the Jimmy Awards, which will allow the winners of the Outstanding Leading Actress and Actor Kenny awards to win an all-expenses-paid, week-long trip to New York City to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in June 2016.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will include rehearsals with Broadway actors and musicians, live performances, and other beneficial experiences. The winners of the Jimmy Awards will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, and the runners-up will receive $2,500 scholarships.
Applications for this year's Kenny Awards will be accepted until October 16, 2015. This year's Kenny Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
After viewing the productions of the 10 finalists, the Kenny judges will award the top schools and students for their efforts, including awarding "The Kenny" for Outstanding Musical Production. The Kenny includes a $5,000 grant from the Lipke Foundation to be used solely by the school's theatre department. Other awards include categories for individual performances in leading and supporting roles, as well as areas of technical production, orchestral performance, choreography, set design and vocal performance.
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You can take a behind the scenes look at the NHSMTA program here - http://nhsmta.com/pages/broadway-or-bust.
For over 25 years, hundreds of outstanding high school musical theatre productions in Western New York have been recognized and honored by The Kenny Awards.