Learn How Your School Can Dazzle

We are thrilled with your interest in the 2022/23 Dazzle Awards program!


Playhouse Square can serve a limited number of high schools in the program; therefore, participation is granted on a first come, first served basis. Applications are processed in the order they are received. All 2021/22 returning schools in good standing are guaranteed participation in the 2022/23 Dazzle Awards program. Additional applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


The returning school application period is September 19, 2022 at 9 a.m. – September 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

The new school application period is September 26, 2022 at 9 a.m. – September 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.


Application Criteria:

  • Schools must be in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage or Summit County.
  • Schools must produce a full-length musical listed on the NHSMTA Qualifying Shows & Roles list. 
  • Schools must produce their musical between November 1, 2022 – April 23, 2023.
  • Schools must attend the Orientation Meeting on October 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Schools must provide their Insurance Policy showing Playhouse Square Foundation as an Additional Insured through June 30, 2023.
  • The Dazzle Awards encourages diversity whenever possible, including connecting to schools that may not otherwise have the budget to produce full-length musicals. We also encourage schools to select designers, technicians, performers and crew from BIPOC and under-represented communities.
  • Schools must comply with the current Health & Safety Policies at Playhouse Square.
  • Schools must commit to the following program expenses:
    • A $200 participation fee
    • A minimum purchase of 30 tickets ($20 each) for the Dazzle Awards Ceremony

The application survey and subsequent materials must be submitted by the school contact. Any materials submitted by students or parents will not be processed. Please Note: you cannot submit the application survey until you have completed all sections. This means that we cannot process your school’s application until the completed survey is submitted.

For programmatic questions, please contact Amber McIntyre at amber.mcintyre@playhousesquare.org