Every year the Old Globe and Broadway San Diego – A Nederlander Presentation have some of the most talented theatre students in San Diego compete on the stage of the Old Globe Theatre. The 2013 Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards. Take this chance to see some of the next generation of theatre talent as they compete for a trips to Los Angeles and New York!
The annual competition, which recognizes excellence in high school theater, will take place on May 4 and 5 at The Old Globe. Presented annually by the Globe in association with Broadway/San Diego – A Nederlander Presentation, final rounds will take place on May 20 at 8:00 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and concludes with the announcement of the winners.
The competition for the Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy™ Awards program gives high school students the opportunity to compete in one of four categories: Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre, Spoken Theatre, Technical Theatre and leading role in a High School Musical.
Winners of all Globe Honors categories will receive $1,000 scholarships, and the winners of the Musical, Spoken and Technical Theater categories will participate in a two-day trip to Los Angeles. This trip allows the young actors to go behind the scenes at Center Theatre Group, attend a casting workshop and take in a show. The Leading Actor and Actress in a High School Musical winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards/The Jimmy™ Awards (NHSMTA) competition to be held on July 1 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. Jimmy™ Award winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and receive scholarships for merit and need-based assistance to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway: Acting and Music Theatre, contingent upon acceptance into the New Studio and New York University.
All the students participating in this competition are no strangers to the stage. In order for then to participate in the Musical, Spoken and Technical Theater categories, students are required to have performed in or worked on any production in or out of school during the 2012-13 school year. Actors in the Leading Actor or Actress in a High School Musical categories, students must have played the lead in a musical production at their school during the 2012-13 school year.
Students from over 30 San Diego high schools compete annually in the Globe Honors competition. 2012 winners Nicolette Burton and Chase Fischer traveled to New York City for the NHSMTA/The Jimmy™ Awards and appeared on the PBS documentary about the experience, Broadway or Bust, and Burton was one of three leading actresses in the final round of competition. 2010 Globe Honors winner Katie Sapper also competed as a top three finalist in New York.
The National High School Musical Theatre Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater established by the Pittsburgh CLO and Nederlander Alliances, LLC. The program recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance and honors teachers and their schools’ commitment to excellence in performing arts education.
Tickets to attend Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy Awards™ on May 20 are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased online atwww.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
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