Broadway In Chicago’s Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to have high schools across the State of Illinois to participate in the Eighth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards sponsored by NBC 5. Broadway In Chicago’s Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) celebrate excellence in high school theatre throughout the State of Illinois.

The categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Production presented by Guardian Music Travel, Best Direction, Best Scenic Design presented by SPL and two new categories this year: Best Choreography and Best Ensemble. Twenty-four nominees (12 actors and 12 actresses) will receive tickets to a Broadway In Chicago show, perform on stage at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) and compete in front of Chicago casting agents and theater professionals.

From the twenty-four nominees, two Illinois award recipients (one Best Actor, one Best Actress) will go on an all-expense paid trip to New York City to represent the State of Illinois at The Jimmy® Awards and participate in a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only showcase on Broadway, where a panel of judges crowns the nation’s top performers. The Jimmy® Awards are named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander. Broadway In Chicago is a Nederlander presentation, and is excited to join the network of theatres across the country participating in The Jimmy® Awards.

Important Dates

School Applications Available: Thursday, September 6, 2018
School Applications Due: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards: May 6, 2019
The Jimmy® Awards: June 24, 2019

2019 Participating Schools

Addison Trail High School
Barrington High School
Benet Academy
Bloomington High School
Bolingbrook High School
Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School
Byron High School
Canton High School
Carl Sandburg High School
Cary-Grove High School
Burlington Central High School
Chicago Academy for the Arts
Chicago Christian High School
Coal City High School
Crystal Lake Central High School
Crystal Lake South High School
Deerfield High School
Downers Grove North High School
Dundee Crown High School
Dunlap High School
Evergreen Park High School
Farmington Central High School
Fenwick High School
Frankfort Community High School
Geneva Community High School
Glenbard South High School
Glenbard West High School
Grant Community High School
Grayslake Central High School
Hampshire High School
Harry D. Jacobs High School
Hinsdale South High School
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
John Hersey High School
Kaneland High School
Lane Tech High School
Larkin High School
Leyden High Schools
Libertyville High School
Lincoln-Way East High School
Lincoln-Way West High School
Loyola Academy
Mahomet-Seymour High School
Maine East High School
Maine South High School
Minooka Community High School
Moline High School
Mother McAuley High School
Normal Community High School
Northside College Prep
Oak Park and River Forest High School
Palatine High School
Prairie Ridge High School
Providence Catholic High School
Riverside Brookfield High School
Rosary High School
Saint Ignatius College Prep
South Elgin High School
St. Charles East High School
Sterling High School
Stevenson High School
The Chicago High School for the Arts
Thornton Fractional North High School
Thornton Fractional South High School
Thornwood High School
Trinity High School
Vernon Hills High School
Wauconda High School
Westminster Christian School
William Fremd High School
William Howard Taft High School
York Community High School