Learn How Your School Can Dazzle

We are thrilled with your interest in the 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 2022/23 returning schools in good standing are guaranteed participation in the 2023/24 Dazzle Awards program. Applications from new schools are considered on a case-by-case basis pending availability.


The returning school application period is September 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. – September 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.


The new school application period is September 18, 2023 at 9 a.m. – September 24, 2023 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 between November 1, 2023 – April 21, 2024. 
  • Schools must have a cast consisting of at least 80% high school students.
  • Schools accepted into the program must attend the Orientation Meeting at Playhouse Square on October 10, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Schools accepted into the program must provide their Insurance Policy showing Playhouse Square Foundation as an Additional Insured through June 30, 2024.
  • Program expenses upon acceptance: 
    • A $200 participation fee 
    • A minimum purchase of 30 tickets ($20 each) for the Dazzle Awards Ceremony

The application and subsequent materials must be submitted by the primary or secondary school contact. Any materials submitted by students or parents will not be processed. Please Note: you cannot submit the application 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