The St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards
The Fabulous Fox Theatre, The Muny and the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) are coming together to sponsor the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards for the 2016-2017 school year. Thirty schools from the St. Louis area will be chosen to participate in the program, performances from each school will be evaluated by St. Louis arts executives, performers, musicians and designers. The program will culminate with an awards show at the Fox Theatre on May 28, 2017 where winners will be announced in 15 categories including a Best Actress and a Best Actor who will go on to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City.
“We are thrilled to bring this qualifying competition for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards to St. Louis” says Fox co-owner Mary Strauss. “This has been a dream of ours and by working with The Muny and the FPAC Foundation, we have the cumulative educational resources to make it happen.”
All of the participating schools will receive backstage tours of both The Fox and the Muny. The Fox and The Muny also will donate two tickets each to the winners of Best Musical to use for fund-raising efforts at those schools. "There has been such a strong tradition of musical theatre in St. Louis, and this is a fantastic way to honor the educators and students who make it so alive and vibrant,” commented Mike Isaacson, Artistic Director and Executive Producer of The Muny. Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation Executive Director Kathryn Ballard added, “The St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards is one more way our Foundation can have a positive impact on young people in our community. This program is an excellent complement to our annual Kids’ Night at the Fox and St. Louis Teen Talent Competition with the added benefit of a national award opportunity for St. Louis theater students.”
Visit STLHSMTA.com to learn more about this exciting opportunity to celebrate the performing arts in local high schools.