Let’s say that Example Theatre Company (ETC) has produced HELLO, DOLLY! And let’s also say that ETC has chosen to only be considered for the following awards:
- Female Actor in a Leading Role (Musical)
Judges Ballots (60% of Final Score)
Three judges have been randomly assigned to adjudicate this show. They assign a score to the show for each category. Scoring goes as follows: 1 = Very poor, 2 = Poor, 3 = Mediocre, 4 = Acceptable, 5 = Good, 6 = Excellent, 7 = Exceptionally Superb.
- Judge 1 = 4 (Acceptable)
- Judge 2 = 6 (Excellent)
- Judge 3 = 5 (Good)
- Female Actor in a Leading Role
- Judge 1 = 6 (Excellent)
- Judge 2 = 7 (Exceptionally Superb)
- Judge 3 = 5 (Good)
- Judge 1 = 3 (Mediocre)
- Judge 2 = 5 (Good)
- Judge 3 = 4 (Acceptable)
Based on those numbers from the judges you can kind of get a feel for what they liked about they show.
TOTAL JUDGE SCORE:
- Musical = 13
- Female Actor in a Leading Role = 18
- Choreography = 14
Industry Member Ballots (20% of Final Score)
During the run of the show up until 3 days after it closes, members of the Utah Theatre Industry that attend as patrons can fill out a ballot on the show.
INDUSTRY MEMBER AVERAGE SCORE:
- Musical = 5
- Female Actor in a Leading Role = 6
- Choreography = 4
Patron Ballots (20% of Final Score)
During the run of the show up until 3 days after it closes, all other patrons can fill out a ballot on the show.
PATRON MEMBER AVERAGE SCORE:
- Musical = 6
- Female Actor in a Leading Role = 7
- Choreography = 6
Adding all of the scores together (Judge 1 + Judge 2 + Judge 3 + Industry Average + Patron Average), this is the final score that we get. Keep in mind that 100% would equal 35 points.
- Musical = 24
- Female Actor in a Leading Role = 31
- Choreography = 24
Nominees & Award
At the end of the season, if the Final Scores are in the Top Five compared to all other eligible entries, then the production/individual is named a nominee and celebrated at the Nominee Party in the Spring.
During the summer each of the nominees is featured on the website and social media.
The production/individual with the highest score is given the award at the Awards Ceremony in the Fall.