2016 Bobby G Awards announces list of 40 participating schools

Video highlights from the 2015 Bobby G Awards, above.

The Bobby G Awards, a year-long celebration of Colorado high-school theatre administered through the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, has released the list of 40 participating schools for the fourth annual awards to be presented on Thursday, May 26, at the Buell Theatre.

Bobby G Awards. Evatt Salinger. The record lineup represents 25 percent growth for the program since 2015. For the second time, Colorado high schools statewide are eligible for consideration. The 2016 roster includes high schools in Niwot, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs and Cortez (located in the southwest corner of the state).

Between them, the 40 schools are taking on 29 musical titles in 2015-16, with Anything Goes being the most popular, with three productions. Other multiple productions include Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Bobby G AwardsPrivate and public high school musical theatre programs in Colorado were invited to have their shows adjudicated by professional theatre experts. Participating schools receive detailed feedback on their musical production and are considered for the annual awards show, which is modeled after the Tony Awards. The two sSudents named Outstanding Actor and Actress move on to the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City.

Last year, Durango High School’s production of Les Misérables was named Outstanding Musical. (Pictured above: Outstanding Actor Evatt Salinger, top, and Durango classmate Emma Buchanan, winner of Outstanding Actress for Les Misérables. Photo by John Moore.)

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School Name

2015-16 Musical Title

Arvada West High School

Les Misérables

Bear Creek High School

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Boulder High School

Beauty and the Beast

Brighton High School


Castle View High School

Beauty and the Beast

Cherokee Trail High School


Cherry Creek High School

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Dakota Ridge High School

Catch Me If You Can

Denver School of the Arts

Spring Awakening

D’Evelyn High School

Young Frankenstein

Discovery Canyon Campus High School

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Durango High School

Legally Blonde

Erie High School

Hello, Dolly!

Fairview High School

Guys and Dolls

Fort Collins High School


George Washington High School


Glenwood Springs High School

Anything Goes

Green Mountain High School

Kiss Me, Kate

Heritage High School

No, No, Nanette

Lakewood High School

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Legend High School

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Lewis Palmer High School


Loveland High School

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Montezuma-Cortez High School

Big Fish

Mountain View High School

Anything Goes

Niwot High School

The Sound of Music

Palmer Ridge High School


Pomona High School

The Music Man

Ponderosa High School

Sweet Charity

Poudre High School

Avenue Q

Regis Jesuit High School

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Resurrection Christian School

Anything Goes

Smoky Hill High School

Mary Poppins

Steamboat Springs High School

Legally Blonde

Thomas Jefferson

Hello, Dolly!

Thunder Ridge High School


Valor Christian High School

Mary Poppins

Vista PEAK Preparatory

Beauty and the Beast

Westminster High School

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Wheat Ridge High School

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


DCPA NewsCenter coverage of the 2015 Bobby G Awards:
Bobby G Awards a triumph for Durango High School
Video: The Acceptance Speeches
Video: A look at Durango’s Outstanding Musical, Les Misérables
Photos: The 2015 Bobby G Awards. (Download for free)
Video: The 2015 Bobby G Awards in 60 seconds
Andre’ Rodriguez’s stirring Bobby G Awards speech
Bobby G Award winners sing National Anthem at Coors Field
Video: See how we introduced all 30 participating schools
Video: Page to Stage highlights with Bobby G Awards winners
Meet your Bobby G Awards nominees, in their own words
Video: Coloradans on Broadway to high-schoolers: ‘Be relentlessly yourself’
Bobby G Award winners’ daily video blog from New York City
Break a Leg video: Cheering on Bobby G Awards winners in NYC
2014-15 Bobby G Awards: Complete list of nominations 
2015 Bobby G Awards announces list of participating schools
Annaleigh Ashford raises $735 for new Bobby G Awards memorial fund
Denver Center establishes Randy Weeks Memorial Fund for The Bobby G Awards

Full photo coverage of the 2015 Bobby G Awards:

2015 Bobby G Awards CeremonyPhotos by John Moore and Emily Lozow for the DCPA NewsCenter. To see more, click the forward arrow above. Below: The 2015 Buell Theatre crowd.

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