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The Bobby G Awards, named for Broadway touring pioneer Robert Garner, is both a local high school musical theatre celebration and a participant in the The Jimmy Awards: National High School Musical Theatre Awards held every spring in New York City.

PARTICIPATION
Musical productions performed by private and public high schools in Colorado are eligible to register. You'll receive detailed feedback on your musical production and could be nominated for the annual awards show. Participation is in high demand and only the first 40 schools to register can participate. Registration fee is $200 due at the time of registration.

THE CEREMONY
Modeled after the Tony Awards, the Bobby G ceremony includes performances from Outstanding Overall Production nominees and a medley featuring the nominees for Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Leading Role. We also honor students and educators in the categories of performance, design, direction, choreography and technical production.

AFTER THE SHOW
The winners for Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Leading Role will travel to New York to represent Colorado at The Jimmy Awards: National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Nominated schools will also receive discounted tickets to a select DCPA Broadway performance followed by a Q&A session with cast and crew members, as well as one personal master class session with a DCPA Education teaching artist.

READY TO APPLY? Head to the Register tab for all of the necessary forms.

Get the scoop on how to get your school involved in The Bobby G Awards. If you still have any questions or concerns, please contact Claudia Carson at ccarson@dcpa.org.

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2018 BOBBY G AWARD NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Achievement in Hair & Make-Up Design

Jana Datteri, Jacelyn Hays & Bryana Martinez
The Little Mermaid
Greeley West High School

Lauren Lewis & Ailani Paramo
Into the Woods
Legend High School

Amanda Moore & Katie Taylor
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Liberty High School

Arianna Mahan-Higgins
Little Women
Montezuma-Cortez High School

Rhiatta Gleghorn, Brynn Ledermann, Kacey Lowe & Olivia VanHattam
James and the Giant Peach
Resurrection Christian School

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design

Jane Archuleta & Carson Charles
Once on This Island
Brighton High School

Katelynn Brusco & Julie Snow
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Chaparral High School

Nikky Haabestad
Big Fish
Fossil Ridge High School

Kim Christensen & Katie Gorsline
The Little Mermaid
Greeley West High School

Ana Alonzo, Nicole Lucier & Joan Stewart
Into the Woods
Legend High School

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design

Jane Archuleta & Julia Snyder
Once on This Island
Brighton High School

Riley Dixon
Bye Bye Birdie
Cherry Creek High School

Drew Meier & Thomas Woolner
Big Fish
Fossil Ridge High School

Justin Fiscus, Kawak Miranda, Andrew Stott & Alexander Tucker
Crazy for You
Glenwood Springs High School

Julianna Luce
Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory

Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design

Brogan Croom, Rylee Carlson & Rob Scott
Les Misérables
Castle View High School

Steven Davis & Danny de Paz
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Chaparral High School

Alyea Caldwell, Iz Nyghe & Megan Tunnell
Bye Bye Birdie
Cherry Creek High School

Jackie Carreras, Jon Ducat, Amanda Penke, Thomas Ray & Red Schweitzer
Into the Woods
Legend High School

Josh Belk & Emily Hartlaub
Little Women
Palmer Ridge High School

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra

Side Show
Boulder High School

Once on This Island
Brighton High School

Annie
George Washington High School

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Loveland High School

Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory

Outstanding Achievement in Musical Direction

Jane Archuleta, Gabby Doyle & Ayaka Hayashi
Once on This Island
Brighton High School

Jay McGuffin, Heath Walter & Rochelle Walter
Les Misérables
Castle View High School

Gretta Hambrook, Dave Hammond, Ray Hootman & Robert Styron,
In the Heights
Denver School of the Arts

Travis Keller, Zachary Strand & Janice Vlachos
Bring it On: The Musical
Fairview High School

Randal Hoepker & John Richard
Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory

Outstanding Performance by a Chorus

Once on This Island
Brighton High School

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Chaparral High School

Bring it On: The Musical
Fairview High School

Fiddler on the Roof
Regis Jesuit High School

Once Upon a Mattress
ThunderRidge High School

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

Heather Westenskow
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Chaparral High School

Brandon Becker & Mara Osterburg
In the Heights
Denver School of the Arts

Karen Cassel & Andrew Cassel
Bring it on: The Musical
Fairview High School

Sophie Carnoali & Cadie Harrison
Crazy for You
Glenwood Springs High School

Tammy Johnson & Rachel Miller
Crazy for You
Mountain View High School

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Ryker Chavez
Papa Ge
Once on This Island
Brighton High School

Ethan Leland
La Cienega
Bring it on: The Musical
Fairview High School

Eli Pettit
Bella Zangler
Crazy for You
Glenwood Springs High School

Kyle Husted
Jean-Michel
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Liberty High School

Matthew Sewell
Benny Southstreet
Guys and Dolls
Wheat Ridge High School

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Vanesa Gomez
Abuela Claudia
In the Heights
Denver School of the Arts

Gabi Meyer
Bridget
Bring it On: The Musical
Fairview High School

Megan Bean
Jenny Hill
Big Fish
Fossil Ridge High School

Rachel Miller
Tess
Crazy for You
Mountain View High School

Frankie Spiller
Aunt Eller
Oklahoma!
Palisade High School

Rising Star

Spencer Gordon
Drake
Annie
George Washington High School

Johnathan Webster
Wyatt
Crazy for You
Glenwood Springs High School

Abe Soto
Ticket Agent
Honeymoon in Vegas
Lakewood High School

Mackenzie Mackin
Patsy
Crazy for You
Mountain View High School

DJ Bashford
Rudolph Reisenweber
Hello, Dolly!
Ralston Valley High School

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Jane Archuleta, Gabby Doyle & Ayaka Hayashi
Once on This Island
Brighton High School

Brandon Becker & Aleksandra Kay
In The Heights
Denver School of the Arts

Michelle Leisy & Bennie Palko
Into the Woods
Legend High School

Katie Marshall
Crazy for You
Mountain View High School

Jesse Collett & Taylor Hulett
Legally Blonde
Pomona High School

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Abby Lehrer
Eponine
Les Misérables
Castle View High School

Coco Justino
Camila Rosario
In the Heights
Denver School of the Arts

Daelyn Nace
Lady of the Lake
Spamalot
Fort Collins High School

Isabella McArdle
Ella
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Liberty High School

Dominique Smith-Lopez
Baker’s Wife
Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Anton Karabushin
Frederic
The Pirates of Penzance
Eaglecrest High School

Travis Turner
Edward Bloom
Big Fish
Fossil Ridge High School

Will Warner
Tommy Korman
Honeymoon in Vegas
Lakewood High School

Jeremiah Garcia
Emmett Forrest
Legally Blonde
Pomona High School

Elisha Horne
Baker
Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical

Once on This Island
Brighton High School

In The Heights
Denver School of the Arts

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Liberty High School

Crazy for You
Mountain View High School

Into the Woods
Vista PEAK Preparatory

Special Achievement Award-Winners

Outstanding Special Achievement in Prop Management
Cody Charlton, Scott Kull & Rachel Ross
The Pirates of Penzance
Eaglecrest High School

Outstanding Special Achievement in Sound Design
Jocelyn Baker & Kate Holeman
Into the Woods
Legend High School

Outstanding Special Achievement in Projections
Addison Sandvik
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Steamboat Springs High School


The 2018 Bobby G Awards will take place at 7pm on Thur, May 24 at the Buell theatre

Red Carpet begins at 6pm and theatre doors will open at 6:30pm.

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To ensure the safety of guests, the City of Denver has installed permanent metal detectors in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. These new security measures are required for all guests entering the building whether it is for a rehearsal or performance. We encourage you to plan to arrive early for this additional security and bag screening.

APPLYING TO PARTICIPATE

HOW SCHOOLS ARE EVALUATED AND ADJUDICATED

  • Do we need to travel to have our show adjudicated?

  • When will we be contacted to reserve tickets for the adjudicators?

  • How many adjudicators do you send to each show?

  • How many tickets should we hold until we receive specific reservations?

  • Our shows sell out quickly. What should we do?

  • Where do we seat the adjudicators?

  • All or a portion of a reservation was not picked up by an adjudicator. What does this mean?

  • What if some of the adjudicators are unable to attend any performance?

  • How do the adjudicators evaluate the show?

NOMINATIONS AND FEEDBACK PROCESS

ABOUT THE BOBBY G AWARDS

  • Who is Bobby G?

  • What is The Jimmy Awards: National High School Musical Theatre Awards program?

We are always looking for wonderful artists, educators and musical theatre experts in the Colorado community to help us evaluate schools participating in The Bobby G Awards. Here’s what we’re looking for:

WHAT DOES AN ADJUDICATOR DO?:
Adjudicators attend performances of local high school musical theatre productions and complete thorough evaluation forms to offer praise and constructive criticism for the performances. The collected evaluations from of you and your fellow adjudicators will be used to determine the nominees for the awards ceremony.

ADJUDICATORS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND:
  • Adjudication training at the DCPA
  • High school musicals on the weekends during the course of the competition
    • The number of assignments will ultimately depend on the availability of the adjudicators, number of participating schools and their performance dates.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must have wide knowledge of the American musical theatre canon through one of the following:
    • Hold a degree in relevant fields (music, theatre, dance, etc.)
    • Have extensive experience in a related discipline on a professional or academic basis
    • Be a professional artist or educator with wide knowledge of musical theatre
  • Must have excellent writing skills with the ability to effectively communicate their impressions, evaluate production elements, and give constructive feedback to student performances
  • Must have an email address to receive communications; only applicants with computer literacy, especially in MS Word, Adobe Reader and internet access, will be considered

COMPENSATION:
  • Adjudicators receive a stipend of $50 per adjudication
  • All participating schools provide complimentary tickets to their musicals for adjudicators and one guest
  • Tickets to the Bobby G Awards ceremony will be provided

READY TO APPLY? Submit your resume and a written example of a design and performance evaluation to BobbyGAwards@dcpa.org.
The Randy Weeks Memorial Fund for The Bobby G Awards supports the advancement of musical theatre for Colorado high school students. Assets go in part to The Production Support Fund, which helps schools in need receive up to $500 to use for their musical production.

The fund was started in honor of the late DCPA President and Broadway Executive Director D. Randall “Randy” Weeks. His commitment to the DCPA and Colorado theatre was felt through the hundreds of Broadway shows he helped present, spearheading the opening of the Garner Galleria, and being one of the founding members of the Women’s Voices Fund. Recognizing the wealth of talent in Colorado, Randy spearheaded the creation of The Bobby G Awards in 2013, the Colorado regional awards for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards.

If you’d like to continue to support local schools long after awards season is over, consider a fully tax-deductible gift today. No matter how much you’re able to give, students across the state will be grateful to have an outlet to express themselves and discover their voices through theatre.

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“DCPA has some fantastic educational programs for children and teens. My daughter Katie has enjoyed being a part of the DCPA for several years. The teachers do a great job of making the students feel like they are a part of something special, and I am pleased to give back to a program that gives so much.” — Michael Roche