Tucson Starlight Awards

See performances of the top musical theatre students from across Southern Arizona WATCH A STAR BEING BORN! Winning Contestants go to Nationals in New York

SEASON 2018-19

Peter and the Starcatcher - Oct 5th – 7th

A Christmas Carol - Dec 7th – 16th

The Secret Garden - March 22nd – 31st

Tucson Starlight Awards - May 12th

Summer Show - Coming Soon!

Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

MAY 12th, 2019

Fox Theatre, 17 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Fox Theatre


$20 General  •  $15 Senior (65+)/ Students /Military  •  $10 Children (12 & under)

*Ticket Prices Increase by $5 at the Door

Or call (520) 319-0400

The Tucson Starlight Awards are a division of the The National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA), a national celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater that recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance, and honors teachers and their schools’ commitment to performing arts education. The NHSMTA impacts more than 50,000 students annually who participate in high school musical theatre competitions in their own region throughout the U.S. A Best Actor and Best Actress from each regional competition is sent to New York for a week-long theatre intensive of coaching and rehearsals with industry professionals in preparation for their Broadway stage debut at the Jimmy Awards show where an esteemed panel of judges crowns the nations top high school performers. The Jimmy is named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander, or “Jimmy” as he is known on Broadway.

Arts Express partners with Broadway in Tucson to bring the National High School Musical Theatre Awards to Tucson!

The Tucson Starlight Awards – High School Musical Theatre Finals, is a unique scholarship competition for talented high school musical theater performers. Two talented students from Southern Arizona will be crowned Best Actor and Best Actress and go on to compete at The National High School Musical Theater Awards (The ‘Jimmy Awards’) at a Broadway Theatre in New York each June. The top prize is $10,000 towards a college scholarship!

Photos from 2016, 17, and 18 productions of the Starlight Awards

Meet the Directors