THE DISCOVERY AWARDS Scheduled For Local Broadcast!
Celebrity Attractions in partnership with the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust are excited to announce 2019's THE DISCOVERY AWARDS is now scheduled for viewing. The regional awards program showcasing and awarding excellence in Eastern Oklahoma high school musical theatre will be available via RSU-TV broadcast and streaming online at rsu.tv.
Below is a list of broadcast dates for 2019's THE DISCOVERY AWARDS on RSU-TV.
Tuesday, September 3 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 8 at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 10 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m.
Monday, September 16 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 22 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24 at 8 p.m.
Presented by Celebrity Attractions and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, 2019's THE DISCOVERY AWARDS were held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Friday, May 24. The event was co-hosted by Mark Frie, CEO of the Tulsa PAC Trust, and LeAnne Taylor, KOTV News On 6 TV anchor, directed by Tony Award-winner and Drama Desk Award-winner Faith Prince and choreographed by Tony Award-nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Lara Teeter.
Two winners were announced at the conclusion of THE DISCOVERY AWARDS. The award for Best Actress went to Axyl Langford, a sophomore at Owasso High School, and the award for Best Actor went to J. J. Willis, also a sophomore at Owasso High School. Langford and Willis were the first Oklahomans to compete nationally in New York City at the Jimmy Awards, otherwise known as The National High School Musical Theatre Awards in June 2019.
The nominee selection began in August 2018. A panel of adjudicators comprised of performing arts educators and professionals attended all participating high school musical productions throughout the school year. At the close of the season, all votes were tallied and the best female and best male performer from each high school were nominated. Participating nominees from 14 Eastern Oklahoma high schools competed in THE DISCOVERY AWARDS.
About the Jimmy Awards
The Jimmy Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) program impacts more than 100,000 students who participate in high school musical theatre competitions sponsored by presenters of Touring Broadway productions throughout the United States. Presented by the Broadway League Foundation, the program sends a Best Actress and Best Actor winner from each of these competitions to New York for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for a one-night-only talent showcase on Broadway. Named for Broadway impresario James M. Nederlander, the program has been the catalyst for more than $2,000,000 in educational scholarships. The 12th annual Jimmy Awards will take place at a date to be announced in the future.
About Celebrity Attractions
Celebrity Attractions is a Tulsa-based company that has become a nationally recognized leader in the Broadway industry by presenting six Broadway Seasons in a four-state region, serving in key roles in Broadway trade organizations and associate producing 30 Broadway Shows. Celebrity Attractions has built one of the nation's most highly successful Broadway Seasons in Tulsa and is proud to have an average annual impact on the local economy of more than $40 million. Celebrity Attractions is committed to presenting the Best of Broadway and more and enriching the communities they serve.
About Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust
Arts patrons come to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center year-round to attend performances from Tulsa's acclaimed arts groups, to sample national and international talent, to stage or attend various social functions and to view the Tulsa PAC's extensive permanent collection of more than 70 pieces of art. The Tulsa PAC is owned by the City of Tulsa and operated by the Tulsa PAC Trust. The Tulsa PAC rents its space to resident arts organizations, touring shows and to the public for a variety of activities, including private receptions, meetings and seminars. An attractive, comfortable setting, a knowledgeable staff and superb entertainment create the gratifying experience that audiences and performers enjoy when they "Come Home to the Arts" at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Celebrity Attractions and the Tulsa PAC Trust are excited to announce the second annual production of THE DISCOVERY AWARDS will take place Thursday, May 7, 2020. Eastern Oklahoma high schools are invited to participate at no cost but are required to complete a form online at TheDiscoveryAwards.com and will be contacted upon completion.