JERRY HERMAN Awards Invites L.A. Area Schools to Participate

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JERRY HERMAN Awards Invites L.A. Area Schools to ParticipateThe Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages have extended an invitation to high schools in the greater L.A. area to participate in the 3rd Annual Jerry Herman AWARDS to be held Sunday June 1, 2014 at Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. Tickets for this awards celebration will go on sale to the general public on Monday March 31st at 10am PT. Tickets will be just $20.

THE Jerry Herman AWARDS is a local celebration dedicated to recognizing, encouraging, and rewarding achievements and excellence in high school musical theatre. It is the local award ceremony for THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS, also known as The Jimmy's, which will take place at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway in New York City on Monday June 30, 2014. Every year two students are sent to New York to represent Los Angeles at The Jimmy's to participate in a week long workshop and compete for the coveted Jimmy Award, named after the owner of the Hollywood Pantages: James M. Nederlander.

Instituted by The Nederlander Organization, THE Jerry Herman AWARDS is an initiative with the goal to stimulate new partnerships between theatres and the schools in Los Angeles while engaging entire families in the activities of their children and contributing to the development of future audiences for live performing arts.

THE Jerry Herman AWARDS will focus much needed attention on the meaningful work being done by today's dedicated teachers and celebrate kids with wide ranging talents on and off the stage.

High schools honored last year during the 2nd Annual Jerry Herman AWARDS included (listed in ABC order) Agoura High School, Arcadia High School, Chaminade High School, Claremont High School, John Burroughs High School, Martin Luther King High School, Milken High School, Oak Park High School, Ramon Cortines High School & Santa Susanna. The award for Best Musical was awarded to Hollywood High School's production of

In The Heights. Students Anthony Nappier from Arcadia High School and Natalia Vivino from Santa Susanna High School were named Best Actor and Actress respectively; and were granted the honor of competing at

"The Jimmy's". Additional participating high schools included Academy of Music at Hamilton High School, Calabasas High School, Charter Oak High School, El Camino High School, Fullerton Union High School, Huntington Beach High School, Irvine High School, Los Angeles High School of the Arts, Notre Dame Academy, University High, Ventura Community Charter Early College High School & Walnut High School.

HOW DO I REGISTER MY SCHOOL'S PRODUCTION?

Authorized High School representatives may still register their musical theatre productions for consideration by visiting www.JerryHermanAwards.com and filling out the participation form. Much like Broadway's Tony Awards, during a designated judging period, each school's production will be attended by designated judges who will rank each school's production on a series of pre-determined criteria.

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