DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards – Deadline October 1st!

Posted on September 27th, 2012

          DSM Special Events and Announcements Media Contact: Sharon Adams

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Director:
Tracy Jordan
Direct: 214-413-3951

         Heads Up for Dallas Metropolitan Area High Schools!

October 1 is Deadline to Register for the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards for the 2012 – 2013 School Year

(Dallas, TX ) October 1, 2012 is the deadline to register for the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) for the 2012 – 2013 school year. The program is open to the public and private high schools all across North Texas DSM recently sent out invitations to over 250 schools to participate in 2013, its second season.

Based on Broadway’s Tony® Awards, the DSM High School Musical Awards are designed to recognize and reward excellence in the production of high school musical theatre in 15 categories. In 2012 DSM awarded over $20,000 in scholarships, including several $3,000 scholarships, to outstanding students.

Tracy Jordan, DSM HSMTA director agrees with Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director, DSM when he says, “This program will encourage participation in the musical arts throughout our community.” Jordan adds, “DSM feels it is important to encourage these talented students to follow their dreams and goals and to draw attention to the excellent work being done in education in musical theater in our area schools.”

Winners of the Best Performance by an Actor and Actress will receive an all expenses paid trip for five days to New York City to represent their school and Dallas Summer Musicals in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (the Jimmy Nederlander Award) for the chance to win prizes and scholarships, which vary by year. Scholarships will include the opportunity for merit and need-based assistance to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway: Acting and Music Theatre contingent upon acceptance into the New Studio and New York University.

Three judges will visit each school and judge the performers in 15 categories:

Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Musical Direction, Best Choreography, Best Orchestra, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting, Best Ensemble, Best Crew, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Featured Performer.

Ballots will be submitted to the accounting firm of Grant-Thornton. Students from each participating school as well as finalists in categories of Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Musical will be invited to perform at the 2nd Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Ceremony show at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, when winners are announced.  The public is invited to join in this exciting celebration.

For more details about the Dallas program, call Tracy Jordan, HSMTA Director at 214-413-3951 or email him tjordan@dallassummermusicals.org Visit the website at http://dallassummermusicals.org/HSMAwards.shtm and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DSMHSMTA

Link to the national program web site here: http://www.nhsmta.com/pages/frequently-asked-questions

About Dallas Summer Musicals
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) is the preeminent nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas.  DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region. Dallas Summer Musicals is presented by Comerica Bank.  2012 season sponsors are American Airlines, Dallas Morning News, Metro PCS, WFAA Channel 8, and Texas Instruments. Visit the website at www.dallassummermusicals.org

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