Our Mission

The Mission of the Ben Vereen Awards San Diego Competition is to utilize a competitive Tony® Awards style adjudication process, to find the very best of high school musical theater talent in San Diego County; and in collaboration with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA), to present these talented young performers with a unique scholarship opportunity to advance their educations and careers in the genre of musical theater.

  • To secure a place in the competition, the Teacher/Director must submit the completed Registration Form and the required $200 application fee* with the Invoice. For more information please see the “How to Apply” tab of this website.
  • Adjudications of San Diego County High School Musicals will take place from September 2015 through early May 2016. The 2016 Ben Vereen Awards competition event will take place Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA.