Nominees for the 5th Annual Dallas Summer Musical High School Musical Theatre Awards were announced on March 5 on WFAA Channel 8’s Midday News and The Dallas Morning News. The awards will take place at Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on April 14 at 7 p.m. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 5:30.
Performances will include separate acts by the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees, production numbers from Best Musical nominees, and an opening number featuring all nominated performers alongside a live orchestra. Winners and scholarship recipients will be announced followed by a finale with performers from each participating high schools.
Winners of the Best Performance by an Actor and Actress will win an all-expense paid, five day trip to New York City to represent their high school in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as The Jimmy Awards.
Ron Corning will, again since its inception, be hosting the awards. Honorary chairs and longtime supporters, Holly and Brad Reed, will be in attendance. Holly is a member of the DSM Executive Committee, a board member, and a 2015 Star of Touring Broadway recipient. The couple were recently honored by the DSM at an event hosted by Neiman Marcus in Dallas.
The event is open to the public and tickets start at $15 and can be purchased through Dallas Summer Musicals.