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2019 Jerry Awards airs Monday, Sept. 30 on Wisconsin Public Television

September 27, 2019

High school students from across Wisconsin will be featured in a televised broadcast of the 2019 Jerry Awards, honoring the top high school musical theater performances from around the state.

The stars of the future shine in Wisconsin Public Television’s (WPT) broadcast of the 2019 Jerry Awards. The one-hour program premieres 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 on WPT; it is also available to stream online at wpt.org.

LUHS awards

The Lakeland Union High School production of “Les Miserables” won eight Jerry Awards through the Overture Center in Madison. The production was performed at the school late February and early March of this year. The students were honored at the Jerry Award Show at the Overture Center in Madison on June 9. Tristin Thompson performed “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables” from “Les Mis.”

The Jerry Awards program recognizes and encourages excellence in high school musical theater in the state of Wisconsin. Three judges attend at least two performances, and judge on a rubric scale as to whether the show reaches or exceeds expectations of the program. Two judges must agree in order for a school to be nominated. All three judges must agree on an award of Outstanding. LUHS received 25 nominations and eight outstanding awards.

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