Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards

Join the Long Center, along with our partners The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts and ZACH Theatre, as we recognize tomorrow’s stars of the stage—and pay tribute to the value and talent of musical theatre and arts education in our community.

During a spectacular evening of performance and raw talent, the best and brightest from the 6 surrounding counties in Central Texas will take to the Dell Hall stage as Austin celebrates our area’s students and educators of high school musical theatre by honoring their outstanding achievements. Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year,  participating high school productions in the Greater Austin area will vie for a coveted award as selected by a panel of arts professionals culminating in a Tony Awards-style ceremony to be held Thursday April 17,  2014 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards are presented by the Long Center for the Performing Arts with the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts and ZACH Theatre, in partnership with the Austin Aztex, Scholarship Sponsor Wells Fargo, Founding Sponsors Carolyn and Marc Seriff, and Media Partner KXAN.

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News and Information


The Greater Austin Musical Theatre Awards at the Long Center are coming up and we are looking for volunteers who are college aged and older! We need able-bodied folks to assemble swag bags, take pictures, or help schools get from the house to backstage and vice versa during this awesome awards ceremony.

The commitment is Wednesday, April 16 from 5-9pm and Thursday, April 17 from 9am-11pm. Food will be provided on Thursday. Plus, each volunteer gets two free tickets to a show at the Long Center next season! All volunteers must be 18 or over.

Volunteer today!

Important Dates

Tickets for the Award Ceremony go on-sale April 1, at 10am. To purchase tickets and for more information, please see the event page.

For more information on upcoming deadlines, important dates and performances, please see the official GAHSMTA Event Calendar.

Scholarship Program Update

Scholarship funding has been announced for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards! Check out the Scholarship page, or download the press release.

More information is coming, including requirement and application details, so stay tuned!

2013-2014 Participating Schools

Anderson HS Little Women
Bastrop HS Grease HS Version
Cedar Park HS Guys and Dolls
Cedar Ridge HS Ragtime: School Edition
Del Valle HS Little Shop of Horrors
Dripping Springs HS Once Upon A Mattress
Hendrickson HS Monty Python’s Spamalot
James Bowie HS Miss Saigon
John B. Connally “Chicago”
LBJ HS Seussical
Leander HS Music Man
Marble Falls HS Tarzan The Stage Musical
McCallum Fine Arts Academy Bonnie & Clyde
Round Rock HS Shrek the Musical
Rouse HS Hairspray
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Beauty and the Beast
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Little Women
Vandegrift High School South Pacific
Westlake HS West Side Story