First Look: Overall Production Nominees

The annual Bobby G Awards are taking place tomorrow evening, May 18, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Over a thousand students, educators, and their friends and family will gather together to celebrate high school musical theatre. During the evening’s ceremony, all five of the Outstanding Overall Production nominees will take the stage to perform […]

Meet the Lead Performer Nominees: Bobby G Awards

The Bobby G Awards is a regional high school musical theatre awards ceremony that celebrates educators and students from all over Colorado. The event will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00p.m. in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Let’s take a closer look at the Outstanding Lead Performer nominees. Two winners will advance to […]

A set from Durango High school's anastasia

Into the Workshop: 2023 Bobby G Awards Scenic Design Nominees

Sets are an integral part of theatre. Some of the most iconic musicals of all time have recognizable stages; think of the alleyway in CATS, the revolving turntable in Les Misérables, the underground river in The Phantom of the Opera. Sets quite literally set the scene for the musical, providing the audience with necessary context […]

The cast and crew of Cherry Creek High School's Man of La Mancha

New Category at Bobby G Awards: Cherry Creek High School’s Stage Management

During rehearsals and preparation for her spring musical, Man of La Mancha, Cherry Creek High School senior Amelia Mindlin-Leitner spent between 18 and 30 hours every week as stage manager, doing everything from attendance to blocking notes.  Stage management can be thankless work. Behind the scenes, they’re running the show, even if the audience can’t […]

The cast of Fossil Ridge High School's Bright Star

Into the Pit: 2023 Bobby G Awards Orchestra Nominees

Musicals all have one thing in common – music, of course! And while the actors, chorus, and dancers take center stage, there is another world right beneath their feet. Most high school musicals feature a pit orchestra comprised of student musicians, all of whom share an immense passion for their craft. At the Bobby G […]

2017-18 Outstanding Actors Abby Lehrer and Elisha Horne. Photo by Emily Lozow.

2018 Bobby G Winners: Where are they now?

From the archives: this article was originally published on May 18, 2022 Each May, The Bobby G Awards gather high school students from across Colorado to celebrate and reward their theatrical achievements. After two years away from the stage, The Bobby G’s are back with more excitement than ever. “The energy, power and positivity in […]

A young Erik Peterson as Gavroche in Les Mis

Bobby G Winner is Broadway Bound: Erik C. Peterson, 2013 Bobby G Award Winner

In 2013, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) launched The Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards to celebrate achievements in Colorado high school theatre. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the ceremony includes performances from nominees and award presentations. Nearly all award winners are high school students or faculty, but in its inaugural […]

Thomas Beeker stands at a podium

Thomas Beeker Receives Finalist Scholarship at Jimmy Awards

Thomas Beeker, Best Actor winner at the 2022 Bobby G’s, made it to the Top Eight at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, also known as the Jimmy Awards®. The Jimmy Awards® took place on June 27 at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. After a week of workshops, coaching, and training with theatre […]

The Lead Actor and Actress nominees pose for a photo with John Ekeberg

2022 Bobby G Awards Recap

Sara Sachs summed up the vibe of the Bobby G Awards on May 26 when she accepted the award for Outstanding Scenic Design on behalf of the team from Overland’s Sister Act. “The real Bobby G Award is the friends you make along the way,” Sachs said to a cheering crowd of about 2,000 at […]