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    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

    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  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    Linden Christian School Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
    Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Oliver!
    Westgate Mennonite Collegiate 25th 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  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    Garden City Collegiate Little Shop Of Horrors
    Glenlawn Collegiate Institute The Wedding Singer
    Virden Collegiate The 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  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    Glenlawn Collegiate Shrek: The Musical
    Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Willy Wonka
    Linden Christian School Mary Poppins
    Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute Shrek: The Musical
    Lincoln Middle School* Madagascar Jr.
    2016  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    Westwood Collegiate West Side Story
    Garden City Collegiate Once on This Island
    Virden Collegiate Institute Aida
    Lincoln Middle School* Shrek Jr.
    Parkland Elementary School* Lion King Jr.
    2015  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    Westwood Collegiate Aida
    Mennonite Collegiate Beauty and the Beast
    Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Beauty and the Beast
    Lincoln Middle School* Aladdin Jr.
    Highbury School* Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
    2014  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    College Sturgeon Heights SHREK The Musical
    Highbury School* Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
    Glenlawn Collegiate Crazy for You
    Westwood Collegiate Legally Blonde: The Musical
    2013  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    Highbury School* Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
    Garden City Collegiate Grease
    Westwood Collegiate Phantom of the Opera
    MBCI The Sound of Music
    Edmund Partridge* The Wizard of Oz
    2012  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    Ecole Morden Middle School* Annie Jr.
    Westwood Collegiate Les Miserables
    West Kildonan Little Shop of Horrors
    Edmund Partidge* Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
    MCI Pirates of Penzance
    2011  
    SCHOOL SHOW
    JH Bruhns Godspell
    Murdoch MacKay Collegiate Institute Seussical The Musical
    Edmund Partridge* Willy Wonka
    MBCI Fiddler 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