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Triple Threat on Hennepin and The Jimmy Awards

Spotlight Education offers “next level” experiences at Spotlight Showcase 2024 presented by PNC for performers, technicians, publicists and musicians. Click below to learn more about each program and eligibility requirements.

Triple Threat on Hennepin

Spotlight Education considers three different areas when selecting Triple Threat on Hennepin performers and Triple Threat New York Experience recipients:

  • Skill level in singing, dancing and acting

    • Technique

    • Authenticity

    • Preparedness in materials, auditions and rehearsals

    • Timeliness

  • Leadership

    • Team-oriented

    • Communication

    • Leadership in high school theater program

    • Collaboration

  • Willingness and opportunity to grow

    • Curious

    • Emotional preparedness

    • Diverse experience

Triple Threat on Hennepin

Junior and senior students with interest or experience in singing, acting, dancing and leadership are invited to apply for Triple Threat on Hennepin with a submission of required materials including: headshot, resume, and video audition. Director references will be requested. Select students will be invited to the live audition where a panel of theater professionals will determine 24 Triple Threat students, who will participate in an intensive coaching, rehearsal and performance process for Spotlight Showcase 2024 presented by PNC in downtown Minneapolis. The 24 triple threats have the option to be considered for the Triple Threat New York Experience OR to become a Minnesota nominee for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (The Jimmy Awards®). Triple Threat New York Experience

The Triple Threat New York Experience is an all-expenses paid trip to New York City, where young artists attend Broadway shows, meet with industry professionals and participate in workshops. After rehearsals, coachings and performing at Spotlight Showcase 2024 presented by PNC, four (4) students of the 24 Triple Threat students are awarded the Triple Threat New York Experience fueled by Sun Country Airlines. National High School Musical Theater Awards (The Jimmy® Awards)

Spotlight Education is proud to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (NHSMTA) program. Triple Threat students are eligible to be one of two participants sent to New York City for nationals. Find qualifying roles at JimmyAwards.com. This all-expenses paid trip is for a rigorous theatre intensive that includes coaching sessions, training, and rehearsals led by some of Broadway’s most accomplished professionals. Nominees will spend ten days in New York City and their efforts throughout the week will lead to one extraordinary talent showcase performed live in front of an audience on a Broadway stage. The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards®) are a national celebration of outstanding student achievement, recognizing individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance and elevating the importance of theater arts education in schools. The Jimmy Awards® are presented by The Broadway League Foundation. Minnesota Jimmy Award® Nominees are sponsored by United Properties.

The Jimmy Awards®/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®) program was established in 2009 to elevate the importance of theatre arts education in schools and reward excellence in student performance. Following its continued success, NHSMTA has grown to impact approximately 130,000 students from 2,100 high schools participating in 51 high school musical theatre regional awards programs sponsored by presenters of touring Broadway throughout the United States. Each year, nominees selected by these regional programs travel to New York City to participate in the national competition. The fifteenth annual Jimmy Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, June 24, 2024, when 102 students will make their debuts on a Broadway stage in the talent showcase at the Minskoff Theatre. During this unforgettable event, a panel of judges will select two students for the coveted awards of Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress. Participants in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards will be in New York City from Friday, June 14, 2024, through Tuesday, June 25, 2024. In addition to performing in the awards ceremony, students will participate in master classes and coaching sessions with Broadway coaches and accomplished industry professionals. Since its inception, NHSMTA has been the catalyst for more than $6,000,000 in educational scholarships awarded to deserving young performers. Named for Broadway impresario James M. Nederlander, this year-round program is administered by The Broadway League Foundation Inc., The Broadway League’s charitable division. The Foundation’s mission is to enlighten and increase the public’s knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of the theatrical arts and to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to the preservation and promotion of live theatre as a vital and culturally significant artistic medium. The depth, scope, and education-centric mission of the Jimmy Awards coupled with its extensive television and media coverage has made participating in the program an aspiration for a growing number of high schools. Based on feedback from participating theatres, school administrators are now directing both staff and financial resources to improve the quality of theatre arts education in their districts. This renewed enthusiasm for the performing arts in schools is already helping to invigorate local theatres and the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.JimmyAwards.com.