The Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019! Join us for an exciting, not-to-be-missed awards ceremony commemorating 10 years of achievement and camaraderie in Mid-South high school theatre.

The HSMTA program supports, promotes, and enhances high school musical theatre throughout the Mid-South. Modeled after the Tony Awards®, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre and brings together hundreds of students from all over the region to share their talents and collaborate with one another.

This program is part of the Jimmy Awards®, the national high school musical theatre awards program produced by The Broadway League that includes 40 programs from across the country. High schools within a 200-mile radius that meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to participate.

Each submitted musical goes through an adjudication process where community judges attend the high school productions. The HSMTAs judges are arts professionals within the Memphis community specializing in performance, directing, sound and lighting design, costume design, and music orchestration and direction.

The year of high school musicals concludes in a Tony Awards®-style celebration of the passion, dedication, and energy of all students and teachers involved in producing musical theatre. Participants gather at the historic Orpheum Theatre for an unforgettable night of performance and awards presentation, and two leading actors are sent to New York City to perform on Broadway as part of the culminating Jimmy Awards®.