Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards

 


 

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to have high schools across the State of Illinois participate in the 11th 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. In an effort to celebrate students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, schools will not be required to produce a full musical this year; video auditions will be accepted and must be from a Jimmy Awards® (National High School Musical Theatre Awards®) Qualifying Role/Show List. Our updated rules and regulations can be found here.

The categories this year will include Best Actor and Best Actress. Twenty-four nominees (12 actors and 12 actresses) will receive tickets to a Broadway In Chicago show, participate in a workshop with a theater professional, and perform on stage at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) 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 be a part of the network of theatres across the country participating in The Jimmy Awards®.

Important Dates

The Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards: May 23, 2022
The Jimmy Awards®: June 27, 2022


 

2022 IHSMTA PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Addison Trail High School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Barrington High School
Benet Academy
Bloomington High School
Bolingbrook High School
Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School
Byron High School
Cary-Grove High School
Champaign Central High Schoool
Chicago Christian High
Coal City High School
Crystal Lake Central High School
Crystal Lake South High School
Deerfield High School
Delavan High School
Dundee-Crown High School
Dunlap High School
Elgin High School
Evergreen Park Community High School
Farmington Central High School
Fenwick High School
Geneva Community High School
Glenbard South High School
Glenbard West High School
Glenbrook North High School
Glenbrook South High School
Grayslake Central High School
Hampshire High School
Harrisburg High School
Harry D. Jacobs High School
Harvest Christian Academy
Hinsdale Central High School
Hinsdale South High School
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
James B. Conant High School
Joliet West High School
Kaneland High School
Lake Forest High School
Lakes Community High School
Lane Tech High School
Leyden High School
Libertyville High School
Lincoln-Way East High School
Lincoln-Way West High School
Maine East High School
Maine South High School
Maroa-Forsyth High School
Minooka Community High School
Morton West High School
Mother McAuley High School
Mundelein High School
Oak Park and River Forest High School
Palatine High School
Plainfield East High School
Plainfield South High School
Prairie Ridge High School
Providence Catholic High School
Reavis High School
Romeoville High School
Saint Ignatius College Prep
South Elgin High School
St Francis High School
St. Ignatius College Prep
St. Joseph-Ogden High School
Streamwood High School
Taft High School
The Chicago Academy for the Arts
The Chicago High School for the Arts
Thornton Fractional North High School
Thornton Fractional South High School
Vernon Hills High School
Vernon Hills High School
Warren Township High School
Westminster Christian School
Wheaton North High School
William Fremd High School
York Community High School


 

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