Now Accepting School Applications for 2019/2020 Triangle Rising Stars!


Application Deadline for Participating Schools is November 1, 2019


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Triangle Rising Stars (TRS) is a program designed to celebrate outstanding achievement in high school musical theater. The program focuses attention on the meaningful work being done both on and off stage by dedicated teachers and students.


To participate, school teachers/directors and students apply to have their production reviewed by our panel of qualified adjudicators. In the spring the Triangle Rising Stars Live Showcase and Awards Show takes place at DPAC where the top area high school musical students perform together and compete against one another for educational scholarships and other prizes.


NEW THIS YEAR! Two nominees from EVERY participating school will be asked to perform at DPAC in the live awards ceremony. When applying, please upload the two students that you wish to represent your school as “Best Actor #1” and “Best Actress #1”. More information about rehearsals for this are forthcoming. Rehearsals will take place in early May. Only two representatives from each school will be asked to join; if your school has submitted more than one musical, please contact Megan Rindoks at [email protected] to confirm which musical/students you wish to be considered for this invitation.


The TRS program 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. The Best Actor and Actress of Triangle Rising Stars will have an all-expense paid trip to New York where they will compete against the winners from dozens of regional competitions and similar awards programs from other parts of the country, drawing some 1,000 high schools nationwide.

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