NV High School Musical Theater Awards

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts continues to celebrate talented high school performing artists – Are your students coming?

—Applications are due April 18—

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is hosting the sixth annual Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards in May.  This two-day event is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the dedication and talent of our state’s high school theatre programs by showcasing the students’ outstanding vocal, acting, and dance achievements.

Nominees from state high schools will perform on the world-class stage at The Smith Center, to what we hope will be an audience packed with family, friends, mentors and teachers.  Participating students will train with professional performing artists before performing in the award ceremony held in The Reynolds Hall.  The event will be an unforgettable celebration of the theater arts education in our communities.

The Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards (NVHSMTA) program is open to students from high schools located throughout Nevada, who have performed in a high school musical.   The program is a regional audition competition for the Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress in eligible full-length high school musical theater productions, performed on the high school campus during the 2017-2018 school year.  Public, private, charter, and non-profit high schools in Nevada may nominate one student per school for consideration in each category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role and/or Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role of an eligible high school musical production.

The Best Actor and Actress selected at The Smith Center regional event will join the winners from other regional sites from across the country.  They will be invited to New York, the third week of June to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards known as The Jimmy® Awards.   Travel to and from New York and accommodations for the six days experience is provided for the selected students by The Smith Center.  Please click HERE for the application.

To learn more about the national program, please visit https://www.jimmyawards.com/


Applications Due              Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Applicants Notified           Week of April 23, 2018

Nevada HSMTA               May 12 and 13, 2018

National HSMTA – NY     June 18-June 26, 2018

The Jimmy® Awards – NY   June 25, 2018

performing art students on stage