Jester Awards

The Jester Awards for High School Musical Theatre Excellence

13th Annual Jester Awards

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
Orpheum Theatre

Honoring the best in High School theatre talent

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.

Rules and Guidelines here

Online Application Form here

Online Technical Achievement Award Application Form

Information for Judges here

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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