The Jester Awards for High School Musical Theatre Excellence
2013 Jester Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 17 @ The Orpheum, 7pm
Red Carpet ceremony 6 – 7pm
Jester Judges private “thank you” reception
from 5:30 – 6:30pm at Wichita Scottish Rite
In 2002, MTW launched a program called the Jester Awards, bringing positive attention to area high schools for the excellence of the musical shows being produced on their campuses. With a skilled and dedicated team of judges attending dozens of performances, the Jester Awards have won high praise for successfully increasing awareness and pride in the achievements of local young people.
The Jester Award program recognizes the extraordinary amount of work, creativity, and devotion that faculty and students pour into their high school theatrical productions. We intend to celebrate the entire art of musical theatre: casts and crews, directors and designers and the great musical theatre works that inspire such devotion. Although there must be some limitations in the number of schools and their distance from Wichita, we are making every effort to be as inclusive as possible within practical constraints of schools and Music Theatre.
The program has grown exponentially each year since its inception, and took a huge leap into national prominence in 2009 with the launching of the National High School Musical Theater Awards (The Jimmys), honoring young performers from all across the United States.
Information, including an application form and a list of rules and guidelines, is available by clicking on the links above. We sincerely hope that all eligible schools will participate in the Jester Awards program this year – celebrating students, faculty members, and the performing arts in our community.
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