Winners Announced for 2024 Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards

The statewide Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards took place on May 17 at the Buell Theatre, attended by hundreds of students, educators, and their friends and family. The event was hosted by 2022 Outstanding Lead Performer winner, Madison Manning. Awards were presented throughout the evening, buttressed by performances from the five nominated Overall Production schools and a medley sung by the ten Lead Performer nominees.

After receiving 13 nominations, Castle View High School’s production of Frozen took home five awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Direction and Musical Direction.

ThunderRidge High School’s production of Mean Girls: High School Edition received three awards in highly anticipated categories, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Gabi Karl took home one of the Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role awards; Caleb Kezeor from Woodland Park High School’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame received the other.

Gabi and Caleb will be invited to represent Colorado at the Jimmy Awards on Broadway. The event will take place on June 24 at the Minskoff Theatre, home of Disney’s The Lion King.

The Jimmy Awards have kickstarted many performers’ careers: Reneé Rapp who starred in the recent Mean Girls movie musical; Andrew Barth Feldman who starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the Netflix movie No Hard Feelings; and dozens of Broadway stars including Eva Noblezada, Casey Likes, and Justin Cooley.

Arapahoe County winners are as follows:

Outstanding Achievement in
Choreography
Alec Doherty, Emily Burkart & Alex Burkart
Chicago: Teen Edition, Cherry Creek High School
Robert & Judi Newman Rising Star Award
Zack Rymkiewicz
Damian; Mean Girls: High School Edition, Thunder Ridge High School
Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
Mean Girls: High School Edition, Thunder Ridge High School
Ben Davis
Monster; Young Frankenstein, Littleton High School
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role
Gabi Karl
Janis; Mean Girls: High School Edition, ThunderRidge High School