Stars of Tomorrow, Presented by Palmer's,
recognizes the high school musical in true Tony® Award fashion. The program is dedicated to supporting the process of growth and learning, encouraging commitment, discipline and teamwork and acknowledging excellence. This innovative program made its debut to the Greater Rochester area in 1999, with the main intent of bringing long overdue recognition to the high school musical and its performing arts students. High schools in a 9-county area with fall and spring productions are invited to participate in the program. Schools are divided into four divisions based on population and geographic area, and judges are assigned to specific divisions to score individual schools based on their Dance, Acting and Singing Ensemble, Acting Ensemble, Supporting Actor/Actress, Production Crew, Student Orchestra, Overall Musical Production and Leading Actor/Actress. At the annual Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony, Sponsored by McDonalds,
participating schools have the opportunity to perform a selection from their musical on stage at the Auditorium Theatre. Awards of recognition are given to schools with the highest scores in each of the adjudicated categories, and students are given a chance to shine.
Stars of Tomorrow,
the jewel of the RBTL's education programs, celebrated its 15th anniversary of recognizing the high school musical this year. The 2013 Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony
was held on May 2nd.
To sign your school up for the Stars of Tomorrow Program, please complete the school application and call Bob Sagan at (585) 277-3331.
2012-2013 SOT Judges
Kris Ashley, Doug Avery, Rebekah Barringer, Cori Colombo, Holly Corcoran, Kathleen Coughlin, Kevin
Coughlin, MJ Davidson, Don Dear, Denise Duthe, Tom Freeland, Cheryl Johnson, Laura Karns, Mary Krickmire, Michael Krickmire, Beth LaJoie, Jack Langerak, Jody Manly, John Manly, Pam Marsocci, Michael Meath, Cheri Trimble Miller, Liz Miranda, John Murphy,
Linda Murphy, Jen Overbeck, Julie Overbeck, David Peck, Sarah Michelle Penner, Jane Petti, Judith Porray, Pam
Rapoza, RJ Rapoza, Bridget Renfer, Thomas Ricci, Molly Sanchez, Elaine Sauer, Diane Schaumberg, Deborah Schmitt, James Schmitt, Brian Smith,
Jeffrey Smith, Sarah Staebell, Ian Stillman, Paula Steffen, Sandra Szymanski, Ryan Thomas, Danielle Ellis Teeple, Sean Valdes, Holly