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SAN DIEGO (April 18, 2010)—Recognizing excellence in high school theater, auditions for the 2011 Globe Honors competition will take place May 7-9 at The Old Globe.  Semifinalists and finalists will perform in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, on May 16 at 7:00 p.m.  The evening will conclude with the announcement of the Globe Honors winners and an award ceremony.  Winners of the annual competition will receive scholarships, and the Leading Actor and Actress winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) to be held June 27 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway

High School students may compete in five categories:

Outstanding Achievement, Leading Actor in a High School Musical;
Outstanding Achievement, Leading Actress in a High School Musical;
Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater;
Outstanding Achievement in Spoken Theater; and
Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theater.

Students must be currently enrolled in grades 9 - 12 in a public, private, charter or home school in San Diego County.  To audition for the Leading Actor or Actress in a High School Musical categories, students must have played the lead in a musical production at their school during the 2010 - 2011 school year.  (High school productions must open by June 1, 2010.)  The Musical Theatre, Spoken Theater and Technical Theater categories require that the students have performed in a production.  Participants must be residents of San Diego County and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

To learn more about Globe Honors eligibility and audition requirements, please visit, or email

Students from over 30 San Diego high schools competed in the 2010 Globe Honors competition.  Last year’s winners were Katie Sapper, from Academy of Our Lady of Peace, and Jordan Bunshaft, from Coronado High School.  Sapper and Bunshaft traveled to New York City to compete with 42 other students from around the country for the Jimmy Award, named for legendary Broadway theater owner and producer, James M. Nederlander.  Sapper was one of three leading actress in the final round of competition.  Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and receive four-year scholarship assistance to attend NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts Department of Drama contingent upon acceptance into the program.

LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park.  Valet parking is also available ($10).  For additional parking information visit

CALENDARRafta, Rafta… (3/22-4/24), August: Osage County (5/7-6/12), Life of Riley (4/30-6/5), Much Ado About Nothing (5/29-9/24), The Tempest (6/5-9/25), Amadeus (6/12-9/22), Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone (7/1-7/10), Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein (7/15-8/28).

PHOTO EDITORS:  Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for 75 years.  Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which are both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.  More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs.  Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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