Tivoli Theatre Foundation to launch high school musical theater awards program

Introducing The Jewel Awards, a high school musical theater awards program that will aim to support theater in regional schools.

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“We hope that this program will not only celebrate but advocate for theatre in our schools,” said the Tivoli Theatre Foundation’s Director of Education, Ellie Austin.

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Calling local area high school thespians. This year, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation will launch The Jewel Awards, a pilot program designed to benefit regional high school theater programs.

With a goal to celebrate and advocate the theater in schools, the program will award excellent work in categories like direction, choreography, design + best actor and actress.

Meet the seven participating schools:

  • Boyd-Buchanan School
  • Chattanooga Christian School
  • Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts
  • Christian Heritage School
  • East Hamilton High School
  • Grace Academy
  • Signal Mountain High School

Note: Girls Preparatory School/McCallie School + Silverdale Baptist Academy will join as “Community Level” participants.

So how will the awards work? Each category’s top three highest-scoring schools will be nominated + will be announced on Friday, April 26.

Bonus: An area teacher will also be presented with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award — which includes a $1,000 gift for the school’s theater program.

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