Honoring Excellence in High School Musical Theatre
The 2017-2018 Buckley Awards Application Period has passed. Please check our website in Summer 2018 for next year’s application information.
Congratulations to the 2017 Buckley Nominees!
Named after Fort Worth’s own Tony® Award-winning Best Actress, Fort Worth Independent School District and Casa Mañana alumnae Betty Lynn Buckley, this exciting scholarship awards program has stood to promote and celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre since 2000. Participation is open to Denton, Wise, Parker, Hood, Johnson and Tarrant County. The program culminates in a Tony® Awards-style ceremony at Casa Mañana Theatre.
A panel of distinguished judges – comprised of local theatre professionals and educators – votes for a winner in each of 13 award categories for musicals: Best Musical, Best Male and Female Actor, Best Male and Female Supporting Actor, Best Choreography, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Student Orchestra; and 3 award categories for plays: Best Play and Best Male and Female Actor. Design categories are divided into two levels dependent upon the budget size of the school’s production. Categories are only open for student designers and artists. Awards include a $1,000 scholarship, which are provided by generous donors who recognize the benefits of this program and the impact musical theatre has on the lives of students.
For more information, please email Buckleys@casamanana.org.