Friday, April 11, 2014

California High School Musical Honors - Regional Awards

From CMT San Jose & Broadway San Jose
CA High School Musical Honors 

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL HONORS will be held in time for the 2013-2014 school year, thanks to sponsorship of the new regional program by CMT San Jose and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation.  

This new, regional awards competition will recognize outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre north of Santa Barbara, and will send winners to The National High School Musical Theatre Awards ( - also known as the Jimmy™ Awards - in New York City, where they will perform on a Broadway stage before industry experts and compete for scholarship opportunities to NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.  

Local competitions dates are as follows:
San Luis Obispo- April 29th at the Performing Arts Center of SLO
San Jose- May 5th at CMT San Jose
Sacramento- May 6th at California Musical Theatre
San Francisco- TBA

More information is available here:
An application can be found on-line at  
For additional questions, contact Program Director Clint Williams at 

Video submissions will be accepted for equal consideration for the Best Overall Production award (though we suggest attending our regional competition in your area), but it is strongly suggested that nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress audition in person.  A team of qualified evaluators will critique productions and performances, and recommend for nominations those participants who exhibit outstanding achievements.

Based on evaluator recommendations, schools and individuals will be invited from all regions to compete at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts on May 19 in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges.  Two eligible performers will then be chosen to represent our California region at this year's Jimmy™ Awards to be held on June 30th at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

The California High School Musical honorees will join winners of the Jerry Herman Awards (LA Regional) and the Ben Vereen Awards (Southwest Regional) in sending top California talent to the Jimmy™ Awards.

Any public or private high school can be represented by sending an entire production to compete, or by sending a few performers.  It is also optional for individual performers to enter into the competition without school supervision.  Individual performers who would like to be seen in these categories must submit an application along with the $80 enrollment fee.

An entire cast or solo/duet performers are eligible - provided they are performing material from an approved, licensed musical produced in the 2013-14 school year.  In order to compete a high school and/or student must submit a completed application along with a registration fee of $80 by April 16, 2014.  Then promptly submit a DVD copy of your production for consideration in multiple awards categories and/or attend one of the regional competitions listed above (a combination of the two is recommended.)

About CMT San Jose
Currently in its 46th season, Children's Musical Theater (CMT San Jose) impacts over 10,000 youth per season through multiple educational programs. CMT produces 10 shows a season encompassing 107 performances at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose.  (

About Broadway San Jose
Broadway San Jose - the northern California affiliate of the Nederlander organization - presents touring Broadway musicals at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts in partnership with Team San Jose, and is a member of the Broadway League. (

About James Nederlander
James M. Nederlander or "Jimmy" as the theatrical community knows him, is the Chairman of the Nederlander Producing Company of America Inc., which recently marked its 100th anniversary, and is in his 70th year as a producer of distinguished entertainment. He has produced innumerable Broadway plays and musicals, winning 11 Tony® Awards, and has presented operas, ballets, concerts and artists ranging from Nureyev to Sinatra to Billy Joel to U2. Nine of his theatres are on Broadway and the balance in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, Durham, Chicago and London. (