Learn How Your School Can Dazzle

We are thrilled with your interest in the 2021/22 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. The first 25 eligible school applications are guaranteed participation. Additional applications will be considered on a case by case basis. The application period is September 20, 2021 at 9 a.m. – October 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Allowances may be made for late inquiries if fewer than 25 applications are received by the October 1, 2021 deadline.

Please Note: For the 2021/22 program, only schools that have previously participated are invited to apply. 

Application Criteria:

  • Schools must be in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage or Summit County.
  • Schools that are able to produce a full-length musical must produce a show listed on the NHSMTA Qualifying Shows & Roles list
  • Schools must produce their musical between November 1, 2021 – April 24, 2022.
  • Schools must participate in the Director Orientation on October 13, 2021 at 4 p.m.
  • Schools must provide their Insurance Policy showing Playhouse Square as an additional insured through June 30, 2022.
  • 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 commit to the $200 participation fee.
  • Schools must comply with the current Health & Safety Policies at Playhouse Square. 

The application survey and subsequent materials must be submitted by the school contact; any materials submitted to us 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 [email protected]