SCHOOL BASED ADJUDICATIONS
October 1st – April 15th On-site adjudications of all registered, qualifying high school musicals. Performances scheduled after 4/15/17 will not be considered for the 2016-17 So. AZ BV Awards or for the NHSMTAs.
FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REGISTRATION
March 15th: Top 8-10 male and female actors from the October 1, 2016 – March 15, 2017 time period (a subtotal of 16-20 contestants).
Mar 18th – Apr 17th: Top male and female actors from the March 16th – April 15th period will be announced within 48 hours of their performance.
Mar 16th – Apr 20th: Within 72 hrs of announcement, the parent/guardian of each BV-So AZ contestant must sign paperwork giving permission and confirming availability of their student to compete on the local and national level. As part of registration process, the sheet music for 2 minute excerpts of Primary and Contrasting Songs, 50-word bio and headshot are due. Students also sign-up for individual coaching at this time.
Mar 16th – Apr 20th: Music for two group numbers will be sent out to BV-So AZ contestants as they register. Each student must learn the lyrics and music of the group numbers prior to the first group rehearsal on April 23rd.
MASTER’S CLASS, COACHING, WORKSHOPS AND BEN VEREEN AWARDS
March 29th - All students that have been announced to date will be invited to participate in a Masters Class with Ben Vereen. 3:00 pm UA Drama Building Room 125. Please bring sheet music.
April 3rd – May 6th - Each Contestant will have one 1-hour individual session with a vocal coach (Mike Padilla) to finalize their primary and secondary song. In addition, each contestant will have one 1.5-hour small group session with vocal and acting coaches (Mike Padilla and Cathy Simon) to prepare for the competition.
April 15th: Program Introduction and Workshop #1 (9:00 – 12:00 noon): Mastering the Audition Process (Monte Ralstin)
April 22nd: Workshop #2 (9:00 – 12:00 noon): Inhabiting Character (Brooke Davis)
April 23rd (10:00 am – 2:30 pm)
April 30th (10:00 am – 2:30 pm)
May 4th (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
May 5th (5:00 – 9:00 pm)
May 6th (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) – during this rehearsal the 1-on-1 adjudication with judges of the Primary and Secondary Songs will be scheduled.
May 7th (9:00 am – 9:30 pm) – including competition (see below).
BEN VEREEN AWARDS
Southern Arizona Ben Vereen Awards will be Sunday 5/7 at 7:00 pm at the Fox Theatre.
BEST ACTOR AND BEST ACTRESS
May 8th – June 21st: The Southern Arizona Best Actress and Best Actor will each receive four 1 hour sessions with the vocal/acting coach to prepare for nationals.
June 21st - 26th: The top two contestants (one male and one female) from the regional contest will go to the national contest in NYC. The seventh annual National High School Musical Theater Awards will take place on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The program will also include a week-long theater intensive in New York City. All expenses are paid for the participants.