What are "The Bobby G Awards"?
Private and public high school musical theatre programs in the seven county Denver metro area are invited to compete in The Bobby G Awards, a regional high school musical theatre awards program feeding into the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) as a participating program for 2013 encouraging and rewarding outstanding achievements in the production of high school musical theatre.
In this program, Adjudicators - made up of professional working theatre artists - fan out across the seven county Denver metro area between February 14, 2013 to May 5, 2013 to attend the participating high schools' musical theatre productions. Using the standards set by the Bobby G training and criteria, as well as their own professional experience, the Adjudicators complete extensive evaluation forms offering detailed feedback on all of the various elements involved with staging a musical production – including individual performances and technical aspects. All participating schools receive a copy of the Adjudicator Response Form, complete with each Adjudicator's comments, praise, and constructive criticism, which is designed to recognize success and challenge students motivating growth.
These evaluations will serve as a foundation for the nominations announced in early May 2013. The Bobby G Awards office reviews the evaluations made by the Adjudicators and analyzes the support material submitted by participants to determine the nominees.
The entire program culminates in a ceremony on May 30, 2013, modeled after Broadway's Tony Awards® - including performances from the shows nominated for outstanding overall production - where outstanding achievements by students and educators made in the areas of performance, design, direction, choreography, technical production and overall production excellence will be recognized with an award.
The 2013 qualifying Bobby G Award winners for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding actress will progress to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards.