Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Let the fun begin!

It's hard to believe, but the spring high school musical theater awards season is well underway. Thousands of talented young performers are now anxiously awaiting their moment in the spotlight as the curtain goes up at regional awards ceremonies across the country Each of these remarkable programs will send their best actor and best actress award-winners to New York City to participate in our week long musical theater intensive – complete with rehearsals, master classes and one-on-one coaching sessions with musical theater professionals. Their exciting week will culminate on a Broadway stage and the competition for the 2012 Jimmy™ Awards!

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves – first let’s take a look at the excitement already underway in cities throughout the United States! We’ve already had two of our regional programs take place. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Broadway Star of the Future Awards in Tampa, Florida and the Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards in Logan, Utah. We can’t wait to meet their nominees in New York! If you want to get a sneak peak at these talented students, check out photos of Samantha and Jordan from Tampa and Malia and Peter from Utah on our Flickr page.

Next up this are exciting awards shows in Atlanta (Shuler Hensley Awards) on April 14, and Houston (Tommy Tune Awards) on April 17. Stay tuned for news about their Jimmy™ Award nominees!

For a complete list of our participating programs and their event dates click here and "like" our Facebook page for the most up to date news on all of our programs!

We want to see your photos!

We'd love to see more photos and videos from high school musical theater programs across the country. Check us out on Flickr and see if you can find one from your school's show! Better yet - "Join In" on our home page and upload your own photos. Everything from candid behind-the-scenes photos to formal shots from your regional awards program are welcome... We can't wait to get a closer look at your performances!

Join in the fun!

Have you checked out our Facebook Page? Like us, and join in the conversation about what made your high school musical special this year! ... And for more exciting news about the NHSMTAs and the regional programs involved, you can also follow us on Twitter at @JimmyAwards.