AHS Drama Club earns three nominations for High School Musical Theater Awards

Amsterdam High School Drama Club actors performs Into the Woods show this spring. (Amsterdam Recorder photos)

Congratulations to the Amsterdam High School Drama Club which has captured three nominations for 2023 High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA). The spring production of INTO THE WOODS was nominated for:

  • Best Set Construction
  • Best Student Orchestra
  • Best Musical (Tier C)

The 7th annual High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 on the MainStage at Proctors. HSMTA is conducted in partnership with The Broadway League and presented by Guilderland Music Academy with media sponsor Times Union.

This program celebrates the achievements of the region’s theatre students, highlighting the importance of musical theatre and arts education in the greater Capital Region of New York State. Tickets are available to the public starting May 3 through the Box Office at Proctors, in person or via phone at (518) 346-6204 Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or online at www.proctors.org.

During the spring musical season, schools are adjudicated by a panel of educators, theatre experts and industry professionals in 12 performance or technical categories. When all the evaluations have been completed, scores are tabulated and certified. The highest score determines the winner in each category and winners are announced during the awards ceremony.

The HSMTA program culminates on the MainStage at Proctors with an awards ceremony, modeled after the Tony Awards®, to recognize outstanding musical theatre productions and students. Winners are announced for each category interspersed with lively production numbers from the shows nominated for Best Musical and finalists for Best Actor and Best Actress.

Click here to view all the schools/award nominees