Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to invite high schools across the state of Illinois to participate in the third annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. This Illinois chapter of the National High School Musical Theater Awards serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students.
The Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards will be held on April 25, 2014. Twenty-four finalists (12 actors & 12 actresses) will receive tickets to a Broadway In Chicago show, perform on stage at the Broadway Playhouse, and compete in front of Chicago casting agents and theater professionals for the top honors.
From the twenty-four finalists, Two Illinois winners (one lead actor, one lead actress) will go to New York for an all-expense paid trip to participate in a performance enrichment program and represent the state of Illinois at the National High School Musical Theater Awards, on Broadway, during summer 2014.
To Be Considered: Schools may submit the name of the student performer who plays the Leading Male and/or Leading Female character in the full-length school musical (presented during the 2013-2014 academic year). A list of eligible roles is available HERE. See the Rules & Regulations Here
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- Applications Due Monday, April 7 at 5:00pm
- Applicants Notified by Friday, April 11, 2014
- IHSMTA Program Friday, April 25, 2014
- NHSMTA Program June 25 – July 1, 2014
- NHSMTA Performance Monday, June 30, 2014
For more information on The National High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Jimmy Awards, visit NHSMTA.org.
Congratulations to the 2014 Illinois High School Musical Theater Award Recipients
Julia Lindsey Whitcomb
Belvidere North High School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School