Overture will again participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards program. Outstanding Lead Performer recipients are eligible to audition to be one of two participants, one actor & one actress, sent to New York City for nationals. The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) is a celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater. The week long experience includes rehearsals, master classes, private coaching and interviews with theater professionals leading up to the live awards show where the Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress are presented.
Check out these videos of 2016 Finalists Kailey Boyle and Travis Ulrich!
June 19-27, 2017 | Minskoff Theatre | New York City, NY
Auditions will be held on MAY 27, 2017.
- SAT, MAY 27, 2017, 10 AM
- Promenade Hall | Overture Center for the Arts
- Award recipients will be announced the week of MAY 8, 2017
Students are eligible to audition if they:
- Receive an Outstanding Lead Performer Award in the 2016-17 season.
- Are available to go to New York City for the NHSMT Awards week.
- Are able to complete the additional NHSMTA requirements (see below).
There is no financial obligation for the students who are chosen to travel to nationals. All travel, accommodation, and food costs will be paid for by NHSMTA and Overture Center.
Interested students MUST REGISTER by MON, MAY 22. Additional requirements for the audition are noted on the registration form.
This is a two-part audition:
Part 1: Students should prepare ONE (1) full song in the style of musical theater (ballad or up-tempo) AND a 32-bar cut from their performance this year. An accompanist will be provided.
Part 2: Some students will be requested to stay for a call back. Students are asked to prepare TWO (2) full songs in the style of musical theater (ballad or up-tempo) for the call back.
Once the audition is complete the reviewer panel will convene to choose the two representatives. The two representatives will be notified by phone no later than the Monday after the audition. All others will be notified by email.
Questions should be directed to Karra Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the NHSMTA, please visit their website.
Overture Center is pleased to collaborate with Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee and The Grand Theater in Wausau.
Contact Programming and Community Engagement Manager Karra Beach