High School Musical Theatre Awards

7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Collaborative School of the Arts at Proctors announces the 6th annual HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (HSMTA) in partnership with The Broadway League and presented by the Times Union. This program celebrates the achievements of the region’s theatre students, highlighting the importance of musical theatre and arts education in the greater Capital Region of New York State.

During the spring musical season, schools are adjudicated by a panel of educators, theatre experts and industry professionals in 10 performance or technical categories. When all of the evaluations have been completed, scores are tabulated and certified.  The highest score determines the winner in each category and winners are announced during the awards ceremony.

The HSMTA program culminates on the MainStage at Proctors with an awards ceremony, modeled after the Tony Awards®, to recognize outstanding musical theatre productions and students. Winners are announced for each category interspersed with lively production numbers from the shows nominated for Best Musical and finalists for Best Actor and Best Actress. Additionally, students selected from each participating school perform in the opening and closing numbers. A full orchestra accompanies all of these performances, with music direction and choreography by local theatre professionals.

The first (30) thirty schools who meet all eligible criteria and submit a completed application will be guaranteed participation. Applications are open October 1 – 15, 2021.

For more information, contact Grace Janiszewski at (518) 382-3884 x 150.

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Our students had such a rich experience being a part of the program. They all came back really seeing the potential and wanting to up their own game. A director’s dream!”  
Margo Nelson, Drama Director, Hadley-Luzerne High School