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The Monte Awards are a division of the The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), a national celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance, and honors teachers and their schools’ commitment to performing arts education. The NHSMTA impacts more than 50,000 students annually who participate in high school musical theatre competitions in their own region throughout the U.S. A Best Actor and Best Actress from each regional competition is sent to New York for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for their Broadway stage debut at the Jimmy Awards show where an esteemed panel of judges crowns the nations top high school performers. The Jimmy is named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander, or “Jimmy” as he is known on Broadway.
The Monte Awards – High School Musical Theatre Finals, is a unique scholarship competition for talented high school musical theater performers. Two talented students from Southern Arizona will be crowned Best Actor and Best Actress and go on to compete at The National High School Musical Theater Awards (The ‘Jimmy Awards’) at a Broadway Theatre in New York each June. The top prize is $10,000 towards a college scholarship!
2019 Competing Schools and Their Productions:
Basis North: INTO THE WOODS
Canyon Del Oro High School: LITTLE WOMEN
Catalina Foothills High School: HELLO DOLLY!
Cienega High School: AIDA
Desert Christian High School: THE KING AND I
Empire High School: LEGALLY BLONDE
Flowing Wells High School: NEWSIES
Gregory School: INTO THE WOODS
Ironwood Ridge High School: MAMMA MIA!
Palo Verde High Magnet School: PETER PAN
Rincon University High School: OKLAHOMA!
Sabino High School: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Salpointe Catholic High School: FOOTLOOSE
Vista Grande High School: MAMMA MIA!