New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Awards
We encourage and support the education of our youth through the theatrical arts.
New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Awards promotes and supports the inclusion of musical theater in high schools in our state. We are committed to the idea, proven in many studies, that musical theater supports the education of those who participate in a number of ways, including giving high school students an opportunity to apply the lessons learned in science, math, language, and history in their work on musical theater productions.
Our annual awards show asks for participation by high schools for adjudication of their musicals and specific leading roles. Adjudicators offer written feedback to the schools for their productions and to those individuals in specified leading roles. From the top ten male and top ten female performers, we select a Best Actor and Best Actress who are sent to New York to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
At both state and national levels, participants receive instruction and coaching for their performances.