THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS, MAY 29
Competition awards outstanding youth for musical theater excellence
In a continued effort to nurture the artistic expression and development of Nevada’s high school theater students, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will host the fourth annual Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards, concluding the 2015 – 2016 school year with a competition that will culminate in a final performance on Sunday, May 29 inside Reynolds Hall. Tickets for the event are $10 and may be purchased in-person at The Smith Center or online at TheSmithCenter.com.
The awards show will feature 19 nominees who were selected by these high schools. Two students will be recognized with the Dr. Keith Boman prize for “Best Performance by an Actor” and “Best Performance by an Actress” award from among the 19 Nevada nominees. The two selected nominees will receive a complimentary 10-day trip to New York City to represent Nevada in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, they will enjoy private coaching, master classes and rehearsals with renowned professionals, followed by a panel of industry experts selecting two exceptional students for The Jimmy™ Award for “Best Performance.” Participants will receive opportunities for merit scholarships and professional advancement, as well as the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on the Minskoff stage on Broadway.
“Last year, it was magical to watch these kids blossom from their school theater productions, to taking the stage here at The Smith Center, to having an opportunity to learn and perform on a world-famous stage in the heart of Broadway,” said President and CEO of The Smith Center Myron Martin. “I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year’s performances and to announce this year’s winners.”
The Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards welcomes public, private, charter and non-profit high schools across the state to nominate two students from their respective school. In order to qualify, students must have played a leading role in an eligible, full-length musical production on their high school campus during the school year.
For more information about the Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards and to learn how to participate in the 2016 – 2017 school year, please visit TheSmithCenter.com or call 702-749-2542.
ABOUT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS:
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 240-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.