Triangle Rising Star Awards
TRS is a qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) that was created in 2011 to recognize and encourage Triangle high school musical theater student achievement.
Interested or know a student who should apply for the 2014 Program?
- Must be in a qualifying lead role during the 2013 / 2014 school year at a high school in one of the following counties: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, or Warren.
- Complete the Intent to Participate Form.
More information and guidelines coming soon!
What does the TRS Award entail?
The two TRS student winners will be provided with $1,000 academic scholarships and will be invited to represent the Triangle Rising Star Awards in an all-expense paid trip to the National High School Musical Theater Awards program in New York City at the end of June. After a week of coaching, auditions, rehearsals and a final performance “on Broadway,” a handful of students from the elite group will be awarded scholarships and other prizes.
Why are only the above listed counties included?
Unfortunately we only have the capacity to serve and represent students within the immediate Triangle area (within 20 miles of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill). Students in Mecklenburg County should apply through The Blumey Awards.
Are there any costs involved?
No, through the generosity of our sponsors, the TRS Awards are run at no cost to those who participate. The Award recipients are provided scholarships that cover all of their expenses (travel, room & board, and entertainment) to attend the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City.
How do I apply?
See the Intent to Participate form on the attached page. All interested students must complete this form in order to have members of our judging panel attend their school’s performance. Finalists will be invited to a closed audition and performance to be determined at a later date.
How does judging work?
Students will be judged solely on the role performed in their high school-affiliated musical theater production. Two members from a panel of judges will attend the production live and evaluate the performance. Then a DVD of highlights from the applicant’s performance will be required for final adjudication. The vote of the judges who attended the performance will count for 65% of the total score and the panel viewing the DVD will count for 35% of the total score. Students selected to the second round of competition will audition in front of a panel of judges and participate in a final performance on at DPAC. Winners will be announced at the final performance.
The video quality of the audition tape, and other variables such as the quality of the set production will not be taken into consideration. We realize there are discrepancies between the resources afforded to one school’s program over another, and it is for this reason that we have professional judges that are able to discern talent beyond show and production qualities. We pride ourselves on giving every student that applies a fair opportunity to represent their state on the national stage.
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