The Ben Vereen Awards

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Balboa Theatre - San Diego says
The Mission of the Ben Vereen Awards San Diego Competition is to utilize a competitive Tony® Awards style adjudication process, to find the very best of high school musical theater talent in San Diego County; and in collaboration with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA), to present these talented young performers with a unique scholarship opportunity to advance their educations and careers in the genre of musical theater. Two talented students from the Southwest region (which includes San Diego and Tucson high schools) will be crowned Best Actor and Best Actress and go on to compete at The National High School Musical Theater Awards® (The ‘Jimmy Awards’®) at a Broadway Theatre (TBD) in New York in June 2015. The top prize is $10,000 towards a college scholarship.

Up to 25 high schools with eligible productions from San Diego County public and private high schools and/or school districts whose high schools do not produce a musical on their own, will be accepted to compete in the 2015 Ben Vereen Awards San Diego Competition.

Who is Ben Vereen? Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. “The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay with me a lifetime. The stage sharpens the creative instrument and encourages you to go deeper inside and try new things,” states Ben.

On Broadway, Ben Vereen has appeared in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin,Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam and A Christmas Carol. His role in Pippin garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for “Best Actor in a Musical.”


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Children: All ages must have their own ticket in same seating section. For your comfort and the enjoyment of others, please use consideration when bringing children to any live theatre event.

Pricing (includes a $2.50 Facility Fee): $75.00 - $25.00 Reserved Seating
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