Long Center Presents

8th ANNUAL HELLER AWARDS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

May 23, 2021

ALL AGES

About the show

WATCH THE LIVE PREMIERE ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM

Join us for the 8th Annual Heller Awards for Young Artists virtual Awards Ceremony celebrating excellence in musical theatre, May 23rd at 7:30pm, streaming live on Youtube.

This year has been unlike any other, but Austin’s students, teachers, and arts education programs have persevered! With cinematic group numbers, original digital performances from our Select Ensemble, award presentations, special guests, and a ton of student performances, you’ll want to make a night of it.

With differing levels of ability and capacity to produce musicals safely across the Greater Austin area, this year’s Heller Awards have shone a light on Independent student creation in 7 new categories that celebrate, honor, and support whatever schools have been able to produce: Solo Design, Group Musical Theatre, Original Song, Musical Theatre Innovation, Performance Wild Card, Solo Musical Theatre Underclassmen Division, and Solo Musical Theatre Senior Division.

We’ll see you Sunday, May 23rd, to celebrate all that this year-long program has achieved in 2021!

‘THE NEW WORLD’ | HAYA NOMINATIONS OPENING NUMBER

ABOUT THE HELLER AWARDS

Since 2013, the Heller Awards for Young Artists (HAYAs) has impacted over 20,000 students and teachers from 30+ high schools by providing resources and key support systems for musical theatre programs. Culminating in a sold-out annual Awards Ceremony, this year-long Long Center EDU program celebrates the achievements of exceptional students and provides professional training, mentorship, performance opportunities, industry networking, and community building for thousands of young artists across Central Texas.