'Voices Awards' Review!
Masonic Temple . 5.6.15
From the Village Voices . . .
"The 'Voices Awards' were originally created by Dan Stevens and have given out more than $18,000 in scholarship money and donations to area schools and award winners for the past 10 years. Secret judges, well versed in the Theater Arts, attend area high school productions and then meet to pick the four strongest performances in each of 8 different categories . . . several other individual and school awards (will be awarded that night). School Awards include: Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Choreography, Best Special Effect, Best Costumes, and Best Use of Make Up. All of the School Awards include a cash donation from area businesses, which is presented to the winning school's Theater Program.
In order to be eligible to receive a school award, each school performs one number--or short montage--from their musical production earlier in the year. The final award of the night is the traveling trophy that is given to the school whose performance that night is picked as the judges' favorite."