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Local Teens Get A Shot At Broadway

May 6, 2016

Each summer, the Broadway League, the national theater industry association, brings to New York talented young performers from around the country.  They compete for scholarships, recognition and possibly a pathway to the Broadway stage in the National High School Musical Theater Awards.  This year, two teenagers from New Mexico will be taking part.  They will be selected in a public performance on May 8 at Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall.

Popejoy's Terry Davis explains that the finalists in the Popejoy Awards were selected by a team of adjudicators who traveled the state to attend high school musical theater productions.

Popejoy Hall is New Mexico's home for Broadway touring shows, but it's also a not-for-profit organization.  In this longer version of the interview, Terry says that funding for the Popejoy Awards, as well as for Popejoy's educational programs, comes in large part from donors.