The performance will take place at 6:30pm on May 10, 2020, in Popejoy Hall.
Our awards show brings focus to New Mexico’s high school theatre programs and musical theatre performers. It’s not about the sets or the costumes or the orchestration. It’s about the story being told and the performances on stage.
Our individual nominees will perform an opening musical number as an ensemble and a finale. Music will be distributed ahead of the first rehearsal. Nominees will be expected to have their parts learned when they arrive.
Each individual nominee will perform a selection from their nominated role in a medley with their fellow nominees. Each nominee will also perform a short solo, two minutes or less. Music chosen for the solo will not be from his/her adjudicated role and we highly recommend choosing it from a list of songs approved by the Jimmy Awards.
Our two winners may choose a song not on the list, but it is subject to approval by the Jimmy Awards, should that nominee be chosen to represent our state in New York.
Up to six schools with the highest adjudicated scores will be nominated for three group awards and invited to perform one large number from their show. The musical number chosen should be no longer than five minutes. If a school cannot attend the show, we will discuss alternative options.
The selected musical number performed for our awards show:
• Must be approved in advance by our team.
• Should capture the character and spirit of the production and include as many ensemble members as possible.
• May be performed with your show’s own piano accompanist or with ours, your choice. Bands, orchestras and pre-recorded tracks of any kind are not allowed.
Schools may not make special lighting, scenic or sound requests. Dressing rooms will be provided. Makeup rooms may be available upon request in advance.
The Teacher/Director and the Accompanist (if you are bringing one) are expected to be at any required rehearsals for the ensembles and for the performance.
During the show, cast members will sit in the audience with their ensemble until it is time for their performance. These seats are free of charge.
Each winner of the three ensemble awards will receive a trophy for display at the school. The winner of the Best Direction award will receive two trophies, one for display at the school. The teacher/director of the winning production will be invited on stage to receive these honors. Please note: ensemble award winners are only eligible for local awards.
2020 Rehearsal Schedule
To be determined. The schedule below is from 2019 and is illustrative only.
Rehearsals were April 27-May 4, 2019.
Best Actor/Actress Nominees
Saturday, April 27, 11:30am-6:00pm (lunch is provided)
Sunday, April 28, 10am-6:00pm (lunch is provided)
Monday, April 29, 4:00pm-10:00pm (dinner is provided)
Tuesday, April 30, 4:00pm-10:00pm (dinner is provided)
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00pm-10:00pm (dinner is provided)
Thursday, May 2, 4:00pm-10:00pm (dinner is provided)
Friday, May 3, 4:00pm-10:00pm (dinner is provided)
Saturday, May 4, 8:30am-closing curtain (lunch and dinner are provided)
Best Supporting Actor/Actress Nominees & Directors Choice Chorus Members
Saturday, April 27. 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 10am-3:30pm (lunch is provided)
Friday, May 3, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 10:am-closing curtain (lunch and dinner are provided)
Nominated Productions — Sitzprobes*
Saturday, May 4, 10am-10:30am
Saturday, May 4, 10:30am-11:00am
Saturday, May 4, 11:00am-11:30am
Saturday, May 4, 11:30am-12:00 noon
Saturday, May 4, 12:00 noon-12:30pm
*Productions are assigned based on distance from Popejoy Hall. Those farthest away are given the latest slots to allow time for travel.
Saturday, May 4, 12:30pm-closing curtain and post-show reception (lunch and dinner are provided)
Photos by Max Woltman