WATCH: The red carpet, LIVE, from the 2018 Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards: On this page, Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..

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The second largest program of its kind in the country, the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize artistic and educational achievements of North Texas students and their high school programs. Productions are evaluated by a panel of judges who are working professionals in entertainment, acting, music, dance, production design, theater education, arts administration or talent representation/management.

Awards are presented in sixteen categories and scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduating seniors who are nominated by their teachers and selected by the DSM scholarship committee. The Best Actor & Actress winners receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City where they represent DSM HSMTA in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway.

The spectacular 2018 DSM Awards ceremony will be held Thursday, May 17 at the Music Hall at Fair Pa