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CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION

High School Division

Each high school can enter a maximum of three large group entries, one in each of the following: Advanced Ensemble, Intermediate Ensemble, and Musical Revue. Additional entries for large groups will be wait-listed and directors will be notified of space available in these three categories as it becomes available.

High School Advanced 
These groups will have a strong background and training in musical theatre. The choreography should be polished, not necessarily a copy of the original staging. Excellent acting ability will be demonstrated. 

High School Intermediate 
These groups will have some training and background in musical theatre. Groups will display good singing technique with some harmony. They will have a couple of solid leads and the choreography will be well rehearsed for their skill level.

Ensemble :
The ensemble category the opportunity to condense a full musical to a 12-minute review. Dialogue may be used, and the production should tell the story of the musical.

Musical Revue:
The Musical Revue category is the opportunity for groups to highlight a composer or lyricist. The performance is composed of songs from various musicals by the same composer or lyricist. For example, you might take a song from each of the following musicals composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber – Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Evita. The performance will feature the vocal, acting, and movement talents of the participants. Optional dialogue can be used for transitions.
mportantSee Director's Guide for all competition regulations and rules.

Solo:
Solo and duet performers will display strong vocal, movement, and acting skills. Dialogue may be used to introduce or provide transitions within the 6-minute performance time slot. Lip synching performances are not allowed. Songs must be from a Broadway Show, a West End Show, a show in pre production.
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Middle School and High School Divisions

Duet:
Depending on enrollment, high school duets may be divided by grade level, with the oldest duettist determining the grade level category.

Set Design
 
mportantSee Director's Guide for all competition regulations and rules.

Costume Design 
mportantSee Director's Guide for all competition regulations and rules.

Junior High/Middle School Division

Ensembles:
The ensemble category the opportunity to condense a full musical to a 12-minute review. Dialogue may be used, and the production should tell the story of the musical.

Junior High/Middle School Musical Revue:
Musical Revue is composed of songs from various musicals by the same composer or lyricist. For example, you might take a song from each of the following musicals composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber – Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Evita. The performance will feature the vocal, acting, and movement talents of the participants. Optional dialogue can be used for transitions.

Open Division

Schools or Studios may choose to enter the open category to allow students from Elementary school thru 12th grade to perform together.

Ensemble:
The ensemble category the opportunity to condense a full musical to a 12-minute review. Dialogue may be used, and the production should tell the story of the musical.

Musical Revue:
The Musical Revue category is the opportunity for groups to highlight a composer or lyricist. The performance is composed of songs from various musicals by the same composer or lyricist. For example, you might take a song from each of the following musicals composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber – Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Evita. The performance will feature the vocal, acting, and movement talents of the participants. Optional dialogue can be used for transitions.

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