Connecticut & Massachusetts' regional award program in association with the National High School Musical Theater Awards, celebrating excellence in high school musical theater.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Learn more about the Stephen Sondheim Awards and how your school can be part of the magic!
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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Learn more about the process and different opportunities surrounding the Sondheim Awards.
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PROGRAM OPTIONS & FEES

Find out the different participation options as well as the fees associated with each option.
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What Are Others Saying?

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adjudication

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“The Sondheim Awards are more than an awards night. The Sondheim's is a program that allows students and educators to grow within the high school musical world. The program gives the opportunity for students to learn from industry professionals, but most importantly allows them to meet peers outside of their own high school.  The Sondheim's is a celebration; it isn't about who wins or loses. It is about bringing our students together to honor their outstanding work in musical theater.”  - Justin Zenchuk, Shelton High School


Timeline

  • September 22, 2023

    Registration Opens

  • October 27, 2023

    Early Registration Deadline for Adjudication Initiative

  • November 18, 2023

    Sondheim Teachers Workshop (Mandatory, Zoom Option Available)

  • December 15, 2023

    School Scholarship Request Due

  • January 19, 2024

    Final Registration Deadline

  • January 20, 2024

    Sondheim Teachers Workshop (Option 2)

  • April 14, 2024

    Final Performance Deadline

  • April 29, 2024

    2024 Nominations Announced

  • May 13-16, 2024

    Best Actor/Actress Bootcamp

  • May 18, 2024

    Stephen Sondheim Awards Gala

Eligible Awards

Best Actor

Will Advance to The Jimmy Awards

Best Actress

Will Advance to The Jimmy Awards

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Director

Best Choreographer

Best Musical

Best Ensemble

Best Lighting Design

Only eligible with a student designer or assistant designer

Best Scenic Design

Only eligible with a student designer or assistant designer

Best Sound Design

Only eligible with a student designer or assistant designer

Best Costume Design

Only eligible with a student designer or assistant designer

(Student designers MUST submit a portfolio to be eligible for an award)

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Online Application