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"Central Florida Performing Arts, a non-auditioned musical theater group for kids in the 3rd grade and up, provides children the opportunity to grow and develop in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting while building confidence and self-esteem through performing."
"The Applause Awards program starts at the beginning of the school year with 7 counties, twenty adjudicators and over twenty-five participating schools. It culminates in a spectacular awards ceremony and show on the stage of the Walt Disney Theater. Affiliated with the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) also known as the Jimmy™ Awards, one lead actor and one lead actress are selected from the Applause Awards to compete on the national level."
"Reaching 4 counties within the region [Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco & Manatee], local public, private high schools and/or collaborative multi-school or school district productions may apply to receive adjudication and participate in the Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase which features performances by Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Musical nominees."
"The Jimmy® Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor is awarded annually to two grand prize winners selected from a group of student performers representing the participating professional theatres. "
2012 PBS 3-hour documentary series
"Part competition, part performance, and part non-fiction drama, the series starts in regional competitions, where judges select the best performers in the country. The 60 finalists then descend on Broadway, where they plunge into the eye of the theatrical storm for one intense week of rehearsals, coaching, mentoring, performance and competition. The week culminates in The National High School Musical Theater Awards , a one night, star-studded event held at the Minskoff Theatre in New York."