Celebrating 10 Years
2023 Heller Awards for Young Artists
April 19 | DELL HAL | 7:30PM
Tickets on sale NOW! Join us for the 10th annual Heller Awards ceremony on April 19th in Dell Hall for an unforgettable evening of live performance including awards in 18 categories, numbers by our 8 Best Production nominees, the Long Center’s Select Ensemble, plus dazzling medleys and enormous talent. All hosted by program alumni Donelvan Thigpen and Jessica O’Brien.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
Imagine Austin’s version of the Tony Awards – only more impactful! The Heller Awards for Young Artists boosts visibility for high school musical theatre programs and generates an event that builds community, while celebrating the hard work and talent of thousands of students and teachers in the Greater Austin area.
Participating schools come together as we pay tribute to the value of arts education in our community. Through award recognition, exclusive master classes, hands-on training with industry professionals, critical evaluations with constructive feedback, scholarships, program grants, and community-wide awareness, the HAYAs celebrate, elevate, and expand musical theatre and the arts in our schools, our community, and our lives.
2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the Austin program.
From 2014 with 19 participating schools to 2023 with 33 participating schools, the program supports the continued growth of school programs and arts in our community.
Let’s keep celebrating!
14 Title 1 Schools
3,000 Student Participants
15,000 Students Impacted
60,000 Combined student population
Join Us for the HAYAs
CHECK OUT THE 2023 NOMINEES!
Don’t miss a fantastic original opening number and all of our 2023 nominees in this year’s video! Join us in celebrating all things musical theatre with the Heller Awards’ Select Ensemble, lots of HAYA alums, special guests, and more. Just click the link below.
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Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors
Participating Schools 22-23
Support these performances and gear up for Awards season!
Chicago SEP 24 – OCT 1
The Addams Family OCT 13-15
The Wizard of Oz JAN 6-8
Big Fish JAN 26-28
Chicago JAN 12-14
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown OCT 24-28
The Lightning Thief JAN 20-22
The Wizard of Oz JAN 6-14
The Phantom of the Opera NOV 9-12
Little Shop of Horrors DEC 2-4
The Wizard of Oz NOV 18-20
Kiss Me, Kate JAN 27-29
Urinetown JAN 26-28
Little Shop of Horrors DEC 2-4
JACK C. HAYS
The Addams Family DEC 2-11
The Little Mermaid DEC 2-4
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas DEC 1-4
Into the Woods FEB 10-11
Mamma Mia! JAN 26-29
Curtains DEC 2-10
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee NOV 8-9
The Wizard of Oz JAN 14-15
Pippin JAN 26 – FEB 5
All Shook Up JAN 26-28
Into the Woods DEC 9-10
SpongeBob SquarePants JAN 27-29
Anastasia JAN 25-28
Anastasia JAN 26-28
The Little Mermaid JAN 19-22
Chicago JAN 12-16
The Drowsy Chaperone JAN 19-22
Mamma Mia! JAN 26-28
SpongeBob SquarePants JAN 26-28
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Want to support?
All HAYA donations and sponsorships go directly to subsidize program costs so that we can continue to keep this program FREE for all participating schools.
Save the Date! 2023 Awards Ceremony takes place Wednesday, April 19
With 18 categories, 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.
Lead Performer – Male Category
Lead Performer – Female Category
Supporting Performer – Male Category
Supporting Performer – Female Category
Featured Performer – Role
Featured Performer – Ensemble
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
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