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FutureStarrBroadway Stars of the Future 2019
This year's crop of stars will be strutting their stuff on the Great White Way for the next five years. Here's a look at the global talent pool of superstar hopefuls vying for the top spot onstage in New York City. Their ages and hometowns may vary, but the stakes are always high.
If you want proof that the Tampa Bay area high school theatre departments not only can go neck and neck with other theatre departments anywhere, but actually surpass them, then make sure to attend the next Broadway Star of the Future showcase. Some of the best talent you will ever experience is on display. This year, 43 high school productions (36 of which were musicals) and 700 participants from 31 schools from as far south as Naples and as far north as New Port Richey had been adjudicated beforehand. And two young performers would be chosen to represent the area by going to New York City later this summer and vie for the prestigious Jimmy Awards, but more about that later.
Loving and Prasatthong-osoth will perform in the 11th annual Jimmy Awards ceremony, which will be streamed live in its entirety and is brought to you by The Broadway League Foundation and 2017 Tony Award winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen. Fans can watch the ceremony on The Jimmy Awards Facebook and YouTube pages. Apples and Oranges Arts is the livestream and video production partner. The official media partner is WABC-TV. The livestream will also include special content for those watching the ceremony online. (Source: www.tampabaynewswire.com)
Prasatthong-osoth and Loving were selected for this honor on June 2, at the Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase in the Straz Center’s Ferguson Hall. Tampa Bay area high school musical theater students and programs were celebrated at this impressive Tony Awards® inspired extravaganza, which featured student talent and musical numbers representing the best of the 2018-19 high school productions.
Tampa, Fla. – The Straz Center for the Performing Arts has awarded local high school students Chris Loving and Senna Prasatthong-osoth the prize of performing on Broadway in New York City and representing the Straz Center in the 2019 National High School Musical Theatre Awards, known as The Jimmys®, on June 24 at Minskoff Theatre. Along with a record 84 other students from around the United States, Loving and Prasatthong-osoth will work with professional directors and producers and be considered for several recognitions. (Source: www.tampabaynewswire.com)