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School Awards 2014

School Awards

Update – Nov, 2023

The Rainbow Stage School Award Applications are back for the 2023/2024 Academic Year. Please feel free to email education@rainbowstage.ca with any questions you may have or fill out the form below and send it in to us. We cannot wait to see your live theatre productions once again!

Please ensure that you have your application in to Rainbow Stage AT ONE MONTH prior to your musical production dates to ensure that our committee members can attend to see all your hard work!

The School Awards are generously supported by private donations.
To support this program, DONATE HERE.

School Awards

Rainbow Stage annually awards middle years and high schools in Manitoba for excellence in the production of musical theatre. A Rainbow Stage Education and Outreach Committee compromised of dedicated board members and volunteers with a wealth of experience in education, music and theatre visits applying schools to witness and assess their musical productions. Winners are then selected, notified and invited to Rainbow Stage to participate in an opening night ceremony where they receive their School Performance Award certificate and cash award. – Judy Giesbrecht, 2022/2023 Education & Outreach Committee Chairperson

PDF Downloadable Application Form

If you are interested in applying for a School Award please download and fill out our application form. If you are emailing your application form, please send to education@rainbowstage.ca Thank you for your continued interest in the performing arts.

Guidelines

High School Awards Criteria

  • The Production must be a ‘book show’ or an ‘original work’ in the form of a musical. Musical Reviews, Theatre Reviews, and Variety Show formats are not eligible.

 

Middle Years Awards Criteria

The following types of productions are eligible:

  •  ‘Book Show’
  • ‘Original Work’ in the form of a musical Musical Revue with a storyline – Variety shows, Theatre Reviews or Talent shows are not eligible

General Guidelines

School Awards are available for middle years and high schools in Manitoba. For applicant schools located more than 250km from Winnipeg, special arrangements will be made for video submissions. Videos must be submitted one week after the final production of the applicants show via YouTube link emailed to: education@rainbowstage.ca

Any school outside the perimeter of the City of Winnipeg must submit a YouTube video link of the production to the Rainbow Stage office (to education@rainbowstage.ca). The video link will be circulated to committee members only for adjudication purposes.

Applications must be received (1) month prior to production performance dates

  • Up to (3) awards given to high schools, each to a maximum value of $1000
  • Up to (2) awards given to middle schools, each to a maximum value of $750

Applicants must provide attending committee members with the following:

  • Reserved seating in a prime, central area that is far enough back to view the production in its entirety, but close enough to see the dancers’ feet.
  • A free, printed program for each attending member, listing production credits

Applicants will be critiqued on their overall production including, but not limited to:

  • Performances and overall direction
  • Production elements (Sets, Lighting, Wardrobe, Props, Hair, Makeup design)
  • Music, choral direction and general sound quality
  • House and backstage efforts and management
DISCLAIMER:

The Committee reserves the right not to issue an award, as well as reallocate an award, if productions do not meet minimum quality standards.  The Committee’s choice of award winners is final

SHOW PROGRAM SAMPLE

Below is a sample of a show program. This is not a template that you must follow, but rather an example if you need a starting point for creating a program for your school musical!

PDF Downloadable Application Form

If you are interested in applying for a School Award please download and fill out our application form. If you are emailing your application form, please send to education@rainbowstage.ca Thank you for your continued interest in the performing arts.

Past Recipients

2023
SCHOOLSHOW
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate InstituteShrek the Musical
Linden Christian SchoolBeauty and the Beast
Mennonite Collegiate Institute (Gretna, MB)Little Women
Highbury SchoolSeussical Jr.
Amber Trails Community SchoolDo You Wanna Dance?
2019
SCHOOLSHOW
Linden Christian SchoolRodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate InstituteOliver!
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Highbury School*The Lion King Jr.
École Leila North Community School*Mary Poppins Jr.
Lincoln Middle School*Beauty and the Beast Jr.
2018
SCHOOLSHOW
Garden City CollegiateLittle Shop Of Horrors
Glenlawn Collegiate InstituteThe Wedding Singer
Virden CollegiateThe Addams Family
Lincoln Middle School*Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
Parkland Elementary School*Mary Poppins Jr.
Shamrock School*Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr.
2017
SCHOOLSHOW
Glenlawn CollegiateShrek: The Musical
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate InstituteWilly Wonka
Linden Christian SchoolMary Poppins
Daniel McIntyre Collegiate InstituteShrek: The Musical
Lincoln Middle School*Madagascar Jr.
2016
SCHOOLSHOW
Westwood CollegiateWest Side Story
Garden City CollegiateOnce on This Island
Virden Collegiate InstituteAida
Lincoln Middle School*Shrek Jr.
Parkland Elementary School*Lion King Jr.
2015
SCHOOLSHOW
Westwood CollegiateAida
Mennonite CollegiateBeauty and the Beast
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate InstituteBeauty and the Beast
Lincoln Middle School*Aladdin Jr.
Highbury School*Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
2014
SCHOOLSHOW
College Sturgeon HeightsSHREK The Musical
Highbury School*Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Glenlawn CollegiateCrazy for You
Westwood CollegiateLegally Blonde: The Musical
2013
SCHOOLSHOW
Highbury School*Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
Garden City CollegiateGrease
Westwood CollegiatePhantom of the Opera
MBCIThe Sound of Music
Edmund Partridge*The Wizard of Oz
2012
SCHOOLSHOW
Ecole Morden Middle School*Annie Jr.
Westwood CollegiateLes Miserables
West KildonanLittle Shop of Horrors
Edmund Partidge*Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
MCIPirates of Penzance
2011
SCHOOLSHOW
JH BruhnsGodspell
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate InstituteSeussical The Musical
Edmund Partridge*Willy Wonka
MBCIFiddler on the Roof

*Middle School

Downloadable Application Form

If you are interested in applying for a School Award please download and fill out our application form. If you are emailing your application form, please send to education@rainbowstage.ca
Thank you for your continued interest in the performing arts.

Rainbow Stage is committed to promote equal engagement opportunities by inclusive casting of artists who self-identify as diverse in roles where ethnicity, gender, age, the presence or absence of a disability, or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by law, is not prescribed

School Awards 2014

School Awards

Update – January, 2021

Rainbow Stage is monitoring the COVID 19 situation daily, as we consider the health of our patrons, students, staff and volunteers to be paramount during this time of uncertainty. For this reason, we have decided to close the intake of School Award Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Thank you to all the schools who applied last year – we hope to be able to see your 2021-2022 productions!

The School Awards are generously supported by private donations.
To support this program, DONATE HERE.

School Awards

Rainbow Stage annually awards middle years and high schools in Manitoba for excellence in the production of musical theatre. A Rainbow Stage Education and Outreach Committee compromised of dedicated board members and volunteers with a wealth of experience in education, music and theatre visits applying schools to witness and assess their musical productions. Winners are then selected, notified and invited to Rainbow Stage to participate in an opening night ceremony where they receive their School Performance Award certificate and cash award. – Judy Giesbrecht, 2019-20 Education & Outreach Committee Chairperson

PDF Downloadable Application Form

If you are interested in applying for a School Award please download and fill out our application form. If you are emailing your application form, please send to education@rainbowstage.ca Thank you for your continued interest in the performing arts.

Guidelines

High School Awards Criteria

  • The Production must be a ‘book show’ or an ‘original work’ in the form of a musical. Musical Reviews, Theatre Reviews, and Variety Show formats are not eligible.

 

Middle Years Awards Criteria

The following types of productions are eligible:

  •  ‘Book Show’
  • ‘Original Work’ in the form of a musical Musical Revue with a storyline – Variety shows, Theatre Reviews or Talent shows are not eligible

General Guidelines

School Awards are available for middle years and high schools in Manitoba. For applicant schools located more than 250km from Winnipeg, special arrangements will be made for video submissions. Videos must be submitted one week after the final production of the applicants show via YouTube link emailed to: education@rainbowstage.ca

Applications must be received (1) month prior to production performance dates

  • Up to (3) awards given to high schools, each to a maximum value of $1000
  • Up to (2) awards given to middle schools, each to a maximum value of $750

Applicants must provide attending committee members with the following:

  • Reserved seating in a prime, central area that is far enough back to view the production in its entirety, but close enough to see the dancers’ feet.
  • A free, printed program for each attending member, listing production credits

Applicants will be critiqued on their overall production including, but not limited to:

  • Performances and overall direction
  • Production elements (Sets, Lighting, Wardrobe, Props, Hair, Makeup design)
  • Music, choral direction and general sound quality
  • House and backstage efforts and management
DISCLAIMER:

The Committee reserves the right not to issue an award, as well as reallocate an award, if productions do not meet minimum quality standards.  The Committee’s choice of award winners is final

SHOW PROGRAM SAMPLE

Below is a sample of a show program. This is not a template that you must follow, but rather an example if you need a starting point for creating a program for your school musical!

PDF Downloadable Application Form

If you are interested in applying for a School Award please download and fill out our application form. If you are emailing your application form, please send to education@rainbowstage.ca Thank you for your continued interest in the performing arts.

Past Recipients

2019 
SCHOOLSHOW
Linden Christian SchoolRodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate InstituteOliver!
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Highbury School*The Lion King Jr.
École Leila North Community School*Mary Poppins Jr.
Lincoln Middle School*Beauty and the Beast Jr.
2018 
SCHOOLSHOW
Garden City CollegiateLittle Shop Of Horrors
Glenlawn Collegiate InstituteThe Wedding Singer
Virden CollegiateThe Addams Family
Lincoln Middle School*Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
Parkland Elementary School*Mary Poppins Jr.
Shamrock School*Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr.
2017 
SCHOOLSHOW
Glenlawn CollegiateShrek: The Musical
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate InstituteWilly Wonka
Linden Christian SchoolMary Poppins
Daniel McIntyre Collegiate InstituteShrek: The Musical
Lincoln Middle School*Madagascar Jr.
2016 
SCHOOLSHOW
Westwood CollegiateWest Side Story
Garden City CollegiateOnce on This Island
Virden Collegiate InstituteAida
Lincoln Middle School*Shrek Jr.
Parkland Elementary School*Lion King Jr.
2015 
SCHOOLSHOW
Westwood CollegiateAida
Mennonite CollegiateBeauty and the Beast
Mennonite Brethren Collegiate InstituteBeauty and the Beast
Lincoln Middle School*Aladdin Jr.
Highbury School*Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
2014 
SCHOOLSHOW
College Sturgeon HeightsSHREK The Musical
Highbury School*Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Glenlawn CollegiateCrazy for You
Westwood CollegiateLegally Blonde: The Musical
2013 
SCHOOLSHOW
Highbury School*Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
Garden City CollegiateGrease
Westwood CollegiatePhantom of the Opera
MBCIThe Sound of Music
Edmund Partridge*The Wizard of Oz
2012 
SCHOOLSHOW
Ecole Morden Middle School*Annie Jr.
Westwood CollegiateLes Miserables
West KildonanLittle Shop of Horrors
Edmund Partidge*Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
MCIPirates of Penzance
2011 
SCHOOLSHOW
JH BruhnsGodspell
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate InstituteSeussical The Musical
Edmund Partridge*Willy Wonka
MBCIFiddler on the Roof

*Middle School

Downloadable Application Form

If you are interested in applying for a School Award please download and fill out our application form. If you are emailing your application form, please send to education@rainbowstage.ca Thank you for your continued interest in the performing arts.

Rainbow Stage is committed to promote equal engagement opportunities by inclusive casting of artists who self-identify as diverse in roles where ethnicity, gender, age, the presence or absence of a disability, or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by law, is not prescribed