THE OVERTURE CENTER’S JERRY AWARDS RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER!
Congratulations to this year’s recipients from BDACT’s 2019 production of Newsies.
Outstanding Dance Performance: Natalie Dibert
Outstanding Music Direction: Cassie Coenen & Mark Lefeber
Spirit Award: Luke Hahn
The 2020 Jerry Awards Show will be done virtually this year. Join the Jerry Awards Facebook page (and Overture Center Facebook page) on Sunday, June 7 at 7 PM. The virtual awards show will include performances, group numbers and shout outs.
The Jerry Awards, one of Wisconsin’s High School Musical Awards Programs, encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater. The program began in the 2009/10 school year as the Tommy Awards, and was renamed in 2017/18 season to The Jerry Awards after philanthropist and arts supporter W. Jerome Frautschi. Educators and industry professionals review productions at more than 85 high schools in 30 counties around the state providing valuable feedback. The program elevates the importance of musical theater within high schools.
School and student achievements are honored and featured in an awards show held at Overture Center in June and two outstanding performers are selected to represent the program at The National High School Musical Theater Awards (The Jimmys) competition in New York City.