The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is delighted to announce that its annual Bobby G High School Musical Theatre program is going online. On Thursday, May 21 at 5pm, the DCPA will celebrate the best of Colorado’s high school musical.
While this year’s in-person awards ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19 and the inability to adjudicate all nominated productions, DCPA Education invited all 50 participating schools to submit videos, photos, excerpts and acts from their musicals. More than 900 pieces of content were provided and compiled into a video to celebrate the incredible talent of students throughout the state.
“Since 2013, the Denver Center has been delighted to recognize the breadth of talent, energy and passion for musical theatre and arts education in our schools,” said Allison Watrous, DCPA Executive Director of Education and Community Engagement. “While schools and theatres alike have been forced to cancel events due to current health concerns, we didn’t want to miss this opportunity to showcase the incredible dedication, hard work and talent of these students — many of whom will graduate without being able to take their final bow on stage. We hope the community will join us in a virtual standing ovation! We applaud the work of the students and the stellar teachers that make it all possible.”
The Bobby G Awards program invites high school theatre programs from throughout Colorado to register for one of 50 spots. Theatre professionals, in turn, visit schools to evaluate and nominate students and productions in 18 categories. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the Bobby G award ceremony is normally held each May, and features performances from Outstanding Overall Production nominees and a medley featuring the nominees for Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Leading Role.
Tune in Thursday, May 21 at 5pm for the DCPA’s live broadcast of the 2020 Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards on YouTube.