Example Award Process

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:

  • Musical
  • Female Actor in a Leading Role (Musical)
  • Choreography

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.

  • Musical
    • 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)
  • Choreography
    • 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

Final Score

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.