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Recognizing the best in Colorado high school musical theatre.

The Bobby G Awards, named for Broadway touring pioneer Robert Garner, is both a local high school musical theatre celebration and a participant in the National High School Musical Theater Awards every spring in New York City.

Private and public high school musical theatre programs in Colorado are invited to have their shows adjudicated by professional theatre experts. Participating schools receive detailed feedback on their musical production and may be nominated for the annual awards show, modeled after the Tony Awards and held in The Buell Theatre.

The awards ceremony includes performances from all shows nominated for Outstanding Overall Production and a medley featuring all nominees for Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Leading Role. Students and educators also are honored in the areas of performance, design, direction, choreography, technical production and overall production excellence. And, the male and female winners for Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Leading Role will travel to New York to represent Colorado at the National High School Musical Theater Awards.

Schools will also receive discounted tickets and a Q&A session with cast and crew members at a select performance of an upcoming DCPA Broadway performance at The Buell, and one personal master class session with an Education theatre teacher.

Congratulations to the 2014 recipients!






We need musical theatre experts to evaluate The Bobby G Awards' participating schools every spring semester.

2014/2015 Adjudicator Job Description

All adjudicators should hold degree(s) in relevant fields (music, theatre, dance, etc.) and/or have extensive work experience in one of those disciplines on a professional or academic basis and/or are professional artists or educators with wide knowledge of the American Musical Theatre canon. All candidates must be outstanding writers with the ability to effectively communicate their impressions, evaluate production elements as well as student performances in a constructive manner. 

All newly hired adjudicators must have an email address to receive communications and should have proficient knowledge of MS Word/Excel (all forms are sent electronically in those formats). 

All adjudicators must complete the training provided by The Bobby G Awards staff.

High school musicals are on the weekends during the course of the season between September and May. The number of assignments will ultimately depend on the availability of the adjudicator group, number of participating schools and their performance dates.

A stipend of $50 per adjudicated show is offered to adjudicators. All participating schools provide complimentary tickets to their musicals for adjudicators.

Each adjudicator receives two tickets to the 2015 Bobby G Awards Ceremony at the end of May.

Interested individuals should email the following items as a MS Word or PDF document to BobbyGAwards@dcpa.org:

  • Short cover letter expressing your interest
  • Artistic resume (performances and/or production)
  • Short writing sample (one paragraph) critically evaluating a single element of a recent production (e.g. lighting design, individual performance, etc.)
Get started on your application for the 2015 Bobby G Awards!

The Bobby G Awards registration is now full. We are accepting wait list requests.

An email confirmation will be sent within 72 hours of your submission. If not, please assume that there was an error with the transmission and contact us immediately.

Upon completion of the online form, a $200 registration fee per school may be made electronically. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and registration fees are used to fund and grow the program. If your school is eligible for financial assistance, please submit a request for aid.

If your school does not allow electronic payments, checks or money orders are accepted and should be made payable to "Denver Center for the Performing Arts." School Purchase Order Forms will be accepted as an indication of payment and must be received by The Bobby G Awards within ten (10) business days of receipt of the application.

Send check, money order, or school purchase orders to:

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Attn: The Bobby G Awards
1101 13th St.
Denver, CO 80204

After your online registration is received, you will get a participation packet in the mail, including required additional registration forms:

  • School and production information
  • Budget
  • Social media/press
  • Cast and crew list (Note: The Bobby G Awards office is dependent upon your school's cast/crew list for accurate information regarding the correct spelling for the students and faculty involved.)

These forms are due within three (3) weeks of application acceptance.

Rules and Regulations

School and Production Information Form

Budget Form

Cast and Crew List

Social Media/Press Form

Appeals Submission Form Qualifying Role

Outstanding Special Achievement Nomination Form

Performance Evaluation Form

Adjudicator Rubric

Awards FAQ

Request for Financial Assistance of Registration Fees

Awards Consent Form

 




Frequently asked questions about The Bobby G Awards

  • How do I apply?

  • When is the application deadline?

  • When must our show be presented in order to enter The Bobby G Awards?

  • Can we still enter if we do not yet know our performance dates or which show we are doing?

  • How many schools are accepted into the program?

  • How will we know if our application was accepted?

  • What if we don't receive a confirmation email?

  • We have to double cast our show. Can we still participate?

  • Will DCPA accept a school purchase order for an application fee?

  • We are unable to provide payment online. Can we mail a check?

  • Do we need to travel anywhere to have our show adjudicated?

  • When will The Bobby G Awards contact us to reserve tickets for the adjudicators?

  • How many adjudicators do you send to see our show?

  • How many tickets should I be holding until I receive specific reservations?

  • Our shows sell out quickly. What should we do?

  • Where do we seat the adjudicators?

  • What do we do if it seems that all or a portion of a reservation was not picked up as The Bobby G Awards indicated they would be?

  • What if not all of the adjudicators are able to attend any performance?

  • How do the adjudicators evaluate the show?

  • How does a school receive a final nomination in consideration for an award?

  • When will we know if we've been nominated?

  • When will our feedback arrive?

  • Is it possible that our school's feedback will arrive after the final nominations are announced?

  • Will our support material (video, photos, posters, programs) be returned to us?

  • Who is Bobby G?

  • What is the National High School Musical Theater Awards program?

DCPA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. We think of theatre as a spark of life — a special occasion that’s exciting, powerful and fun. Join us today and we promise an experience you won't soon forget.