Triangle Rising Star Awards
Please send all questions to email@example.com
May 13, 2013: Final deadline for completed participant packet with materials from high school musical (Due following school performance but no later than May 13)
June 1, 2013: Closed Auditions
June 2, 2013: Final Performance and Awards Show at DPAC- click here to purchase tickets
June 25- July 2, 2013: National High School Musical Theater Awards in NYC
What is the program?
Triangle Rising Stars is a program designed to bring together area high school musical theater students to perform together and compete against one another for educational scholarships and other prizes. The Triangle Rising Star Awards is a member of The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), a national program that unites high school musical theater awards programs from across the country under one roof. At the national showcase, the two winners from awards programs such as Triangle Rising Star Awards will compete against the best actor and best actress from each of dozens of local competitions, drawing on some 1,000 high schools nationwide
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 on June 25- July 2, 2013 in New York City. 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.
All students from any High School in the following counties: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, or Warren are eligible to participate.
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 on June 1 and to participate in our performance June 2.
How does judging work?
Students will be judged solely on the role performed in their high school-affiliated musical theater production. 2 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 June 2, 2013 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.
Check out PBS's 3-part Special Broadway or Bust that features the 60 contestants from 2012 that went on to compete on the national stage from programs all over the country, including our very own Triangle Rising Star Winners!
Arts Center Info
123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701