The cast of Overland High School's production of Urinetown huddle behind their Bobby Strong as he sings a note during their performance at the Bobby G Awards

The Roar of the Bobby G’s

“Raise the roof,” “sonic boom,” and “break the sound barrier” are somewhat pale descriptions of the cacophony that emanated from the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on May 18. More than 2,000 students, families and educators attended the 9th Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards and the enthusiasm was thunderous. This annual awards ceremony spotlights […]

A student performs a backflip while performing in Central High School's production of Newsies during the Bobby G Awards

Watch the Outstanding Musical Nominees Perform at the 2023 Bobby G Awards

At the 2023 Bobby G Awards, five schools took the stage throughout the evening to perform a number from their nominated production. These schools were all considered for the Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical award: Central High School, ThunderRidge High School, Overland High School, Fossil Ridge High School, and Lakewood High School. Take a […]

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.

Watch the Lead Performer Nominees Sing at the 2023 Bobby G Awards

At each Bobby G Awards, there is a special passing of the torch. The previous years’ Lead Performer winners kick off a medley performance, then give the stage to the nominees. At the 2023 Bobby G Awards, Thomas Beeker and Madison Manning launched into “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story, before stepping aside for each […]

Ethan Hoover stands framed by classic, feathered fans while performing in Lakewood High School's production of Something Rotten during the Bobby G Awards

Photo Recap: 2023 Bobby G Awards

The Bobby G Awards took place on May 18 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Over a thousand people were in attendance to celebrate the achievements of high school musical theatre programs from across the state. Take a look at some of the photos from the ceremony below!

Meet Camille Nugent and Connor O’Brian: 2023 Bobby G Award Winners

Congratulations to Camille Nugent and Connor O’Brian, this year’s Outstanding Lead Performers at the Bobby G Awards! Camille performed as Alice Murphy in Fossil Ridge High School’s Bright Star, and Connor portrayed Shakespeare in Lakewood High School’s Something Rotten – the production that also snagged the Outstanding Overall Production Award. They will make their Broadway […]

Winners Announced for 2023 Bobby G Awards

After walking a red carpet for interviews and photo ops, hundreds of students and educators were joined by family and friends at the Bobby G Awards ceremony on May 18 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Performances by the five nominated Overall Production schools took place throughout the evening as well as a medley sung […]

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 […]

DCPA’s Claudia Carson to Retire: A Lasting Legacy

Last week, not an hour after Claudia Carson first gathered this year’s 10 finalists for the Outstanding Lead Performer 2023 Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards, “it” happened – as it so often has since 2013: Competition dissolved into camaraderie right before her very eyes. “The top priority for me, the minute I meet […]

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 […]