High school theater students to be honored

May 6, 2009

Center Stage Awards Ceremony May 13

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will honor outstanding high school theater students from the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) at the second annual Center Stage Awards at the Arcadia High School Auditorium on May 13. The evening starts with a red carpet arrival at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are available for $10 for students and $18 for adults through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at 480-994-ARTS (2787).

The Center Stage Awards recognize excellence in SUSD high school theater departments. A judging panel comprised of members of the Valley theater community attended productions entered by participating high schools and voted on the nominees, who represent Arcadia, Chaparral, Desert Mountain, Coronado and Saguaro high schools.

In addition to student performances, a star-studded group of professional actors, theater directors, arts and business leaders from throughout the Valley will present the awards to the students.

The Center Stage Awards nominees will be announced on May 4 at 5 p.m. and posted on the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts website at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.
The Center Stage Awards are produced by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ education department.

Arcadia High School is located at 4703 E. Indian School Rd., and free onsite parking is available.