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About the Awards
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE
Every year the Long Center brings together over thirty schools from our community to shine the spotlight on the hard work of thousands of students and teachers involved in arts education at the Heller Awards for Young Artists.
For the past 8 years, the program has evaluated school musicals in 15 categories, presenting the nominees at a March event and concluding with a Tony-Award style red carpet ceremony in April. Interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 HAYA ceremony creatively pivoted to a virtual show, still highlighting the hard work of Austin’s schools, educators, and students.
12 Workshops Conducted
60 Teachers Engaged
31 Participating Schools
4500 Students Impacted
Over 125 Digital Entries
Support these performances and gear up for Awards season!
Freaky Friday JAN 13-15
Legally Blonde NOV 11-13
Newsies FEB 3-5
Shrek the Musical OCT 28-30
Something Rotten! JAN 21-23
Footloose JAN 26-29
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown FEB 11-13
Grease NOV 11-13
Chicago (HS Edition) DEC 2-4
A Chorus Line JAN 27-29
A Year With Frog and Toad JAN 21-23
Amelie (HS Edition) JAN 27-29
Once on This Island JAN 27-29
Grease DEC 3 – 5
JACK C. HAYS
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder DEC 3 – 12
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee NOV 11-14
Beauty and the Beast FEB 10-13
Amelie JAN 20-23
The Lightning Thief DEC 3-12
Chaplin JAN 15-16
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat JAN 27 – FEB 6
Les Miserables FEB 11-12
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee JAN 27-29
The Wizard of Oz JAN 12-15
The Hunchback of Notre Dame JAN 27-29
The Little Mermaid NOV 10-14
Rent JAN 20-22
Matilda the Musical JAN 27-29
SpongeBob SquarePants JAN 14-22
Legally Blonde JAN 20-22
Freaky Friday DEC 9-11
Anything Goes JAN 13-15
Save the Date! 2022 Awards Ceremony takes place Thursday, April 14
With 18 categories this year (that’s 3 new awards!), these Awards aim to honor the entire high school musical experience from start to finish, including all the hard work in between from the front of the house to the back.
Best Lead – Male Category
Best Lead – Female Category
Best Supporting – Male Category
Best Supporting – Female Category
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
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Learn about this audition-only ensemble where students from across the area benefit from free training, community building, and performance opportunities. Submissions are due by November 22nd!
the haya creative team
Learn more about the Greater Austin creatives who put together this year-long program and make the Awards Ceremony simply magical.