Breaking News: 2023-24 Bobby G Nominees Announced

Nominations have been announced for the tenth annual Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). The event will be held at the Buell Theatre on May 17, 2024. Tickets are open to the public and on sale now at

The Bobby G Awards are a state-wide high school musical theatre program that recognizes Colorado students and educators in the areas of performance, design, direction, choreography, stage management, musical direction, orchestration, technical production, and overall production excellence. The awards ceremony serves as an opportunity for the DCPA to honor Colorado musical theatre programs and for students to celebrate and support each other.

The winners of the Bobby G Outstanding Lead Performer awards will represent Colorado in a week-long series of intensive workshops with industry professionals in preparation for the highly anticipated Jimmy Awards on Broadway. The national ceremony will take place on June 24 at the Minskoff Theatre.

For this year’s Bobby G Awards, adjudicators evaluated 51 participating productions in 18 different counties in Colorado. Over 3,330 students were adjudicated, over 480 of which participated in workshops held by DCPA Teaching Artists. Out of those 51 participating schools, 24 received nominations.

The Lead Performer nominees stand huddled together, singing the final note of the medley at the Bobby G Awards. Each has one arm raised, fingers reaching high.

Participating Schools: 

Alexander Dawson School Mean Girls: High School Edition

Arapahoe High School Mean Girls: High School Edition

Arvada West High School Something Rotten!

Bear Creek High School Next to Normal

Brighton High School The Little Mermaid

Broomfield High School Urinetown

Castle View High School Frozen

Central High School Mean Girls: High School Edition

Chaparral High School Mamma Mia!

Cherokee Trail High School SpongeBob the Musical

Cherry Creek High School Chicago: Teen Edition

CIVA Charter High School Ride the Cyclone: High School Edition

Coronado High School Chicago: Teen Edition

Denver North High School Rock of Ages

Denver School of the Arts Bright Star

Durango High School Urinetown

Eagle Ridge Academy Matilda: The Musical

Eaglecrest High School Chicago: Teen Edition

Elizabeth High School Mean Girls: High School Edition

Erie High School Catch Me If You Can

Fort Collins High School Heathers: High School Edition

Fossil Ridge High School Into the Woods

Frederick High School Mamma Mia!

Gateway High School The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Glenwood Springs High School Funny Girl

Greeley Central High School Guys and Dolls

Lakewood High School Legally Blonde

Liberty High School Curtains

Littleton High School Young Frankenstein

Lutheran High School Hello, Dolly!

Montezuma-Cortez High School Hello, Dolly!

Mountain View High School SpongeBob the Musical 

Niwot High School Shrek the Musical

Overland High School Cabaret

Palisade High School Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Palmer Ridge High School The Addams Family

Ponderosa High School Into the Woods

Poudre High School Mean Girls: High School Edition

Prairie View High School Matilda The Musical

The Arts Academy at Pueblo County High School Mean Girls: High School Edition

Ralston Valley High School Shrek the Musical

Regis Jesuit High School The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Riverdale Ridge High School Little Shop of Horrors

Skyline High School of Visual & Performing Arts The Addams Family

SkyView Academy High School High School Musical

Summit High School Beauty and the Beast

ThunderRidge High School Mean Girls: High School Edition

Valor Christian High School Holiday Inn

Vista PEAK Preparatory The Addams Family

Westminster High School The Addams Family

Windsor High School 9 to 5

Woodland Park High School The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Two schools are tied at the top of the list with 13 nominations for each production: Castle View High School’s production of Frozen and Cherry Creek High School’s production of Chicago: Teen Edition. The schools were both nominated in scenic design, lighting design, costume design, hair & make-up design, orchestra, chorus, musical direction, choreography, and direction. Additionally, both schools have a nominee in the Supporting Role category and were nominated for Outstanding Overall Production. Individually, Castle View High School has two nominees in the Lead Performer category; Cherry Creek High School was nominated in stage management and has a nominee in the Rising Star category.

ThunderRidge High School and their production of Mean Girls: High School Edition earned eight nominations, then Denver School of the Arts and their production of Bright Star with five nominations.

Joining Castle View, Cherry Creek, and ThunderRidge in the Outstanding Overall Production category are Denver North High School, Rock of Ages and Durango High School, Urinetown.

There are seven new participating schools this year: Alexander Dawson School, CIVA Charter High School, Coronado High School, Gateway High School, Skyline High School VPA, Summit High School, and Woodland Park High School. Lastly, welcome back to Cherokee Trail High School, Bear Creek High School, and Westminster High School!

A big congratulations to all participating schools and this year’s nominees! And to Colorado theatre teachers – thank you so much for your dedication to arts education in Colorado.