Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

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Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to invite high schools across the state of Illinois to participate in the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. This Illinois chapter of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students. IHSMTA categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Overall Production.

The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards selects twenty-four nominees (12 actors & 12 actresses) to compete for top honors in front of Chicago casting agents and theater professionals. Nominees will perform on stage at the Broadway Playhouse and receive tickets to a Broadway In Chicago show.

From the twenty-four nominees, the Best Actor and Best Actress award recipients will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in a performance enrichment program and represent the state of Illinois at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, on Broadway.

For more information on The Jimmy Awards, visit jimmyawards.com.

2018 IHSMTA IMPORTANT DATES:
June 2018 (Date TBD): Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (Chicago)
Summer 2018 (Date TBD): National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NYC)

Click here to be added to the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards email list. You will receive updates when new information is available.

2018 IHSMTA Participating Schools
Addison Trail High School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Barrington High SChool
Bartlett High School
Benet Academy
Bolingbrook High School
Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School
Burlington Central Highschool
Byron High School
Canton High School
Carl Sandburg High School
Cary-Grove High School
Chicago Christian High School
Clinton High School
Coal City High School
Crete-Monee High School
Crystal Lake South High School
Deerfield High School
Delavan High School
Dunlap High School
Elgin High School
Evergreen Park High School
Fenwick High School
Frankfort Community High School
Fremd High School
Geneva Community High School
Glenbard South High School
Glenbard West High School
Glenbrook North/South
Grayslake Central High School
Hampshire High School
Harvest Christian Academy
Hinsdale Central High School
Hinsdale South High School
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Joliet West High School
Kaneland High School
Lake Forest High School
Lake Park High School
Lake Zurich High School
Lane Tech College Prep High School
Larkin High School
Leyden High Schools
Libertyville High School
Lincoln-Way East High School
Lincoln-Way West
Loyola Academy
Maine East High School
Maine South High School
Metea Valley High School
Minooka Community High School
Moline High School
Monmouth-Roseville High School
Mother McAuley High School
Mundelein High School
Naperville Central High School
Neuqua Valley High School
Normal Community High School
Northside College Prep High School
Oak Park and River Forest High School
Oswego East High School
Palatine High School
Plainfield East High School
Prairie Ridge High School
Prospect High School
Providence Catholic High School
Rockford Christian High School
Rosary High School
Saint Ignatius College Prep
South Elgin High School
St. Francis High School
Streamwood High School
The Chicago Academy for the Arts
Thornton Fractional South High School
Trinity High School
Vernon Hills High School
Wauconda High School
West Aurora High School
Westminster Christian School
William H Taft High School
York Community High School