Hundreds of students and educators were joined by family and friends at the Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards on May 17 at the Buell Theatre. Performances by the five nominated Overall Production schools took place throughout the evening as well as a medley sung by the ten nominated Lead Performers. The event was hosted by Madison Manning, 2022 Outstanding Lead Performer winner.

After receiving 13 nominations, Castle View High School’s production of Frozen took home five awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Direction and Musical Direction.

ThunderRidge High School’s production of Mean Girls: High School Edition received three awards in highly anticipated categories, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Gabi Karl took home one of the Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role awards; Caleb Kezeor from Woodland Park High School’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame received the other.

Gabi and Caleb will be invited to represent Colorado at the Jimmy Awards on Broadway. The event will take place on June 24 at the Minskoff Theatre, home of Disney’s The Lion King. The Jimmy Awards have kickstarted many performers’ careers: Reneé Rapp who starred in the recent Mean Girls movie musical; Andrew Barth Feldman who starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the Netflix movie No Hard Feelings; and dozens of Broadway stars including Eva Noblezada, Casey Likes, and Justin Cooley.