Oct 11, 2021

Playhouse Square Announces Participating Schools for Annual Dazzle Awards

Northeast Ohio high school musical theater programs are preparing for a triumphant return to live, in-person performances and Playhouse Square is ready to celebrate them once again with the Dazzle Awards program. 

Following last year’s virtual showcase and scaled back awards program, Playhouse Square is planning to host its traditional in-person awards ceremony in May 2022. The Dazzle Awards recognize the importance of high school musical theater programs and honor excellence.

The 30 schools representing seven counties participating in the annual Playhouse Square Dazzle Awards presented by Pat and John Chapman are:

Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC
Archbishop Hoban High School
Aurora High School
Avon Lake High School
Chagrin Falls High School
CMSD All-City Musical
Eastlake North High School
Hathaway Brown School
Hawken School
Highland High School
Hudson High School
Independence High School
Lutheran High School West
Magnificat High School
Marion L. Steele High School
Mayfield High School
Medina High School
Midview High School
Nordonia High School
Orange High School
Padua Franciscan High School
Rocky River High School
Saint Joseph Academy
Shaker Heights High School
Solon High School
Tallmadge High School
Thomas W. Harvey High School
Wadsworth High School
Walsh Jesuit High School
Willoughby South High School

This regional program offers arts education opportunities throughout the school year and culminates with the Dazzle Awards showcase on May 21, 2022. Awards are presented to outstanding musical theater productions and students in 13 categories, including Best Musical, Best Actor/Actress, Best Student Orchestra, Best Costume Design and Best Scenic Design. Nominations and awards are based on the evaluations of an independent panel of adjudicators. 

The Playhouse Square Dazzle Awards program presented by Pat and John Chapman is affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (“The Jimmy Awards”) presented by The Broadway League Foundation. The winners of the Best Actor and Actress categories will represent Cleveland at The Jimmy Awards in summer 2022.

More information is available online at playhousesquare.org/dazzleawards