The road to the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards – Day 4

Posted on June 28th, 2015

Hi DSM Fans!

We are back for Day 4 of the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!

Yesterday, Katelyn and Chris sent us a quick video talking about their very challenging (but rewarding) day of rigorous rehearsal. Check it out!



Chris also gave us a quick summary of the day. Here it is:

Today was a very crazy, hectic day here in NYC at the Jimmy awards. The morning was spent running everyones contrasting song for Van Kaplan, the direcotr and producer of the Jimmys. I’m feeling confident in my song, and I know I will be proud of whatever happens tomorrow night when we perform our song for the distinguished judges; I’m very excited!

After lunch we began running our medlies, and running our medlies, and running our medlies, and running, and running…..over and over again. The rehearsal process is no joke, but it’s all so our performance on Monday night is perfect and almost second nature.

After dinner we finished blocking and cleaning up the opening number and running that a lot as well. We have been working on the opening since Wednesday, and it has evolved into something i cant wait to put infront of an audience, let alone a broadway audience!

Although we didn’t meet any celebrities or see any shows today, it was still an amazing experience. I’m constantly reminded throughout this process how much I love performing and performing with others. I’m so lucky to work with these talented performers, choreographers, directors, stage managers, and pianists every day on this journey. Every time i see a “National High School Musical Theatre Awards” sign I remember how cool it is to have accomplished this dream of mine. And just waking up every morning and seeing the empire state building outside my window speaks for itself!

Tomorrow is going to be another say of getting the show ready for the Minskoff Theater on Broadway!

Will keep you posted! Thanks for folloing our journey!


Be sure to continue to cheer on our Best Actor and Actress Winners – the day they’ve been working and waiting for arrives tomorrow! Check back in the morning for their update on Day 5 in NYC for the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!

-DSM Amanda