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Taking Center Stage

The MVHSTA program is open to public and private high schools producing plays and musicals in the Miami Valley region. Remember, participating schools also get to select two students to perform in the opening and/or closing numbers at the MVHSTA Showcase, even if your nominated musical or play doesn’t receive an award.

Please download and read the Theatre Director Handbook.

Eligibility

To be eligible for participation for the 2018-2019 season, a school must meet the following qualifications:

  1. High schools must be in one of the following Miami Valley counties: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, or Warren.
  2. High school productions should take place between September 7, 2018 and May 5, 2019.
  3. There must be more than one performance of each nominated production or cast.
  4. The production must be a play or a musical.

a. In the future, two Dayton-area student performers will have the opportunity to go to New York City and participate in the Jimmy Awards. While this opportunity is not available this season, it will be important to consult the “Qualifying Shows And Roles” list for the Jimmy Awards to ensure your student performers are eligible for consideration.

b. Musical theatre productions should fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • A published musical, operetta, or review (either currently held by a licensing house or in the public domain) presented with the approval or permission from the original creators or their representatives.
  • A new or unpublished musical, operetta, or review (featuring an original script, music, and lyrics) presented with the approval or permission from the original creators or their representatives.
  • An original musical theatre compilation featuring excerpts or scenes from a variety of sources (either currently held by a licensing house or in the public domain) presented with the approval or permission of the original creators or their representatives.

c. Plays should fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • A published play (either currently held by a licensing house or in the public domain) presented with the approval or permission from the original creators or their representatives.
  • A new or unpublished play (featuring an original script) presented with the approval or permission from the original creators or their representatives.
  • An original play featuring excerpts or scenes from a variety of sources (either currently held by a licensing house or in the public domain) presented with the approval or permission of the original creators or their representatives.

Fees

The cost of the program is $100 per school. This fee gives each school the opportunity to nominate two productions of either a play and/or musical. This fee helps cover the cost of the awards themselves.

If a school would like to nominate an additional play or musical, an additional fee of $50 per show will be assessed. If a school only wants to nominate one play or only one musical, the fee is still $100.

These fees cover the cost of the MVHSTA Showcase.

How to Register

Visit the Registration page to register your school. If you know you want to participate, but don’t know what shows you’ll be presenting, you can still register! Registration must be completed by the theatre director or official representative from the school. Students may not register productions on behalf of their school.

Theatre directors must complete their performance details and submit them to the MVHSTAs no later than two (2) weeks before the first performance of the nominated production.

Additional Award Opportunities

Visit the Additional Award Opportunities page to learn how to nominate a theatre program director, student director, ensemble, student designer, stage manager, featured dancer, or student orchestra.

Adjudication

Shows will be rated by trained, experienced adjudicators who will be assessing each school’s production on its own merits. Adjudicators will evaluate students and school productions on the execution of various performance and production elements including overall production, acting, voice, and dance. Students will not be adjudicating shows.

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