Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards


Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards

Created in 2008, the Hershey Theatre® Apollo Awards (HTAA) are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievement by local high school students in their musical and play productions. Modeled after The Tony Awards® on Broadway, the HTAA are produced and presented by the Hershey Theatre Education Department. Since its inception, the HTAA program has awarded more than $220,000 in scholarships largely made possible through individual donations.

Fall Play Registration: Opens Monday, September 13, 2021 (Registration will remain open throughout the fall. Schools must register at least 3 weeks prior to their production date.)

Registration Info

2021 HTAA Fall Play Season Details

Registration Criteria

  1. Schools must hold a live performance that evaluators can attend in person.
  2. A minimum of eight schools must participate and successfully complete their in-person show in order to move forward with the competition component of the HTAA program.
  3. Schools will receive evaluator feedback regardless of whether or not the competition component moves forward.
  4. Plays must be registered at least three weeks prior to their scheduled performance. Registration will remain open online through the fall.
  5. Registration fee is $75.
  6. If a school is holding a production that is not in-person (for example: virtual, live-streamed, etc.) and would like to participate in an evaluation for feedback only, directors should contact Renee Krizan at ReTKrizan@hersheytheatre.com.

Additional details

  1. The HTAA will provide three (3) evaluators for each school production.
  2. Nominees and winners will be determined based on an average of all evaluators' scores.
  3. While at this time we can't guarantee that scholarships will be available this year, our hope is to be able to provide a small stipend or other reward to all nominees in individual award categories. Certificates will be given to all nominees and winners.
  4. Directors may select one student to receive a Spirit of Theater certificate and one student to receive an Achievement certificate, regardless of whether or not the competition component moves forward.
  5. Details on the HTAA event will be decided and shared at a later date.