Lyric Stage has announced the nominations for the first Schmidt and Jones Awards, which will honor the best area high school musical productions. The finalists for the award are:
- Curtains!, Boswell High School (Fort Worth)
- Into the Woods, Coppell High School
- 42nd Street, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
- Grease, Woodrow Wilson High School (Dallas)
As Mark Lowry reports, the awards are the second of their kind in North Texas (Casa Mañana announced its nominations for the Betty Lynn Buckley Awards last week), and they are part of growing national trend to recognize high school productions. I wonder if that trend has anything to do with this.