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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to have high schools across the State of Illinois participate in the 13th Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, Sponsored by NBC 5. The Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) celebrate excellence in high school theatre throughout the State of Illinois.

 

This year’s categories include Best Performer in an Actor Role, Best Performer in Actress Role, Best Production, Best Direction and Best Ensemble. Twenty-four nominees (12 in each Best Performance category) will 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 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 after legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander. Broadway In Chicago is a Nederlander presentation and is excited be a part of a network of theatres across the country participating in The Jimmy Awards®.

Important Dates
Final Day for Participating Schools Adjudication: Sunday, April 21, 2024
2024 IHSMTA Program Date: Monday, May 13, 2024
The Jimmy Awards®: Monday, June 24, 2024


Participating Schools

Addison Trail High School
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Amundsen High School
Auburn High School
Barrington High School
Bartlett High School
Batavia High School
Benet Academy
Bolingbrook High School
Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School
Burlington Central High School
Byron High School
Cary-Grove High School
Coal City High School
The Chicago Academy for the Arts
The Chicago High School for the Arts
Crystal Lake Central High School
Crystal Lake South High School
Deerfield High School
Dundee-Crown High School
Evergreen Park High School
Farmington Central High School
Fenwick High School
Geneva Community High School
Glenbard South High School
Glenbard West High School
Grayslake Central High School
Hampshire High School
Harry D. Jacobs High School
Hinsdale Central High School
Hinsdale South High School
Hoffman Estates High School
Homewood Flossmoor High School
James B. Conant High School
Joliet Central High School
Joliet West High School
Jones College Prep
Kaneland High School
Lake Forest High School
Lane Tech High School
Leyden High School
Libertyville High School
Lincoln-Way East High School
Lincoln-Way West
Loyola Academy
Lyons Township High School
Maine East High School
Maine South High School
Maine West High School
Maroa-Forsyth High School
Minooka Community High School
Mother McAuley High School
Nazareth Academy
Oak Park & River Forest High School
Plainfield Central High School
Plainfield East High School
Plainfield South High Schol
Prairie Ridge High School
Prospect High School
Providence Catholic High School
Reed-Custer High School
Romeoville High School
Rosary High School
Saint Ignatius College Prep
South Elgin High School
St Francis High School
St. Charles East High School
St. Charles North High School
St. Joseph – Ogden High School
Stevenson High School
Sycamore High School
Taft High School
Thornton Fractional North High School
Thornton Fractional South High School
Trinity High School
United Township High School
Urbana High School
Vernon Hills High School
Warren Township High School
William Fremd High School
Woodstock High School

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