The Straz Center For The Performing Arts runs a program called Broadway Star of the Future. Through this program they travel around to see high school plays and musicals around the Tampa Bay area, Orlando, Sarasota, and as far south as Naples. This is a regional competition that serves as a preliminary round for The Jimmy Awards in NYC which is the National competition for high school actors and actresses. Broadway Star came and adjudicated our fall play All Because of Agatha.
Both judges had great comments to make about the show in their critiques.
For the fall season Broadway Star adjudicated over 20 different productions.
We were nominated for the following awards for overall excellence in the following categories and will find out if we won by early May:
Outstanding Direction of a Play: Gabe Saienni
Outstanding Lead Actor: Viktor Okuka
Outstanding Lead Actress: Rylie Evans
Because of the nominations in these categories we will be taking a scene from our play to perform at The Straz Center for the Broadway Star of The Future Showcase on May 31st.
This is a big achievement for our program and I am so proud of the hard work my students put into this production.