|The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018-19 Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards.
Throughout the 2018-19 school year, 17 local high schools have participated in the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards program, an education initiative that celebrates and supports the achievements of high school theater programs in Northeastern Wisconsin.
During the program year, participating students had the opportunity to attend seven workshops with professional artists at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Centerand had the opportunity to ask questions and explore different aspects of theater, giving them a deeper understanding of live performing arts.
A team of trained adjudicators attended the participating school’s musical production and provided educational feedback. Scores for each production were tabulated and the top qualifiers will be recognized with an award in their category at the CenterStage High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on May 18.
This year’s participating high schools include: Ashwaubenon, Brillion, Denmark, Fond du Lac, Fox Valley Lutheran, Green Bay East, Green Bay Preble, Green Bay Southwest, Green Bay West, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Little Chute, Luxemburg-Casco, Mishicot, Neenah, St. Mary Catholic and Winnebago Lutheran Academy.
The community is welcome to celebrate the successes of local high school musical theater programs and see the local stars of tomorrow at the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this performance are $15 for adults and $10 for students and go on sale Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office in person or by phone (920) 730-3760 or through Ticketmaster online or by phone at (800) 982-2787. Additional fees may apply.
The 2018-19 Center Stage High School Musical Theater Award recipients are:
Outstanding Overall Production
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress
Community Engagement Award
Mishicot High School
Backstage Spirit Award
At the showcase, one outstanding lead actress and one outstanding lead actor will be announced as Best Actress and Best Actor. Chosen through a separate audition process, these two performers will represent the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards program at The National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, also called The Jimmys®, in New York City on June 24. Participants in that program will audition for scholarships, learn from professionals in a week of workshops and perform on stage at the Minskoff Theatre (currently the Broadway home to Disney’s The Lion King).
The Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards program is an educational initiative of the Fox Cities P.A.C. with support from corporate partner Fox Communities Credit Union.
Grant support for the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards program is provided by Octoberfest, an event of the Fox Cities Chamber and by Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
Center programming is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and National Endowment for the Arts.
Programs like the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards are also supported in part by contributions to the Center’s Annual Partner Campaign.
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