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DPAC Announces Ninth Annual Triangle Rising Stars Showcase and Awards on May 16th

DPAC, Marchael Bayne, Theatre in the Park, the Durham Arts Council, and ABC 11 are proud to announce the ninth annual Triangle Rising Stars Showcase and Awards.  Part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA), this special event will light up DPAC’s stage May 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM. 

 

The Triangle Rising Stars Showcase and Awards will feature student finalists from high school musical productions in the Triangle and surrounding area, and the show will also star a special surprise guest host.

 

Tickets are $10 for the Triangle Rising Stars Showcase and Awards and are on sale now:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina - Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham NC
  • Ticketmaster.com

*All ticket sales support the Triangle Rising Stars program.
 

“I’m so excited to be celebrating the 9th year of our special event,” says Megan Rindoks, Community Engagement Manager at DPAC. “I feel it is truly important that we continue to recognize excellence in high school musical theater and act as an advocate for arts education in the Triangle and surrounding areas. We are very grateful to our community sponsors for helping us make Triangle Rising Stars possible each year.”

 

The Triangle Rising Stars Showcase and Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of high school students and their musical theater productions.  The Top 20 Finalists will perform songs from their nominated shows on the DPAC stage for a chance to earn the title of Triangle Rising Stars Best Actor and Best Actress.

 

As the Central and Eastern North Carolina qualifying event for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Triangle Rising Stars Best Actor and Best Actress recipients will each receive a $2,000 scholarship and be invited to attend the NHSMTA in New York City this summer.  This all-expense paid trip allows students from across the country to train with Broadway actors, directors and producers. Their week of coaching, auditions and rehearsals concludes with a sold-out performance on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre (Home of Disney’s The Lion King©) where the coveted Jimmy™ Awards for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress are announced.

 

For more information about the Triangle Rising Stars Showcase and Awards, visit: http://www.dpacnc.com/trs 

 

For more information about the National High School Musical Theatre Awards/ JimmyAwards, visit: http://nhsmta.com