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