The Blumey Awards Ceremony 2022
Created by Blumenthal Performing Arts and modeled after similar programs already underway in more than 30 other cities, The Blumey Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the best in high school musical theater and foster even greater achievements in the future.
Like the Tony Awards, The Blumey Awards Ceremony will feature live performances by the six finalists for Best Musical as well as medley performances by the six finalists for Best Actor and for Best Actress. Two students from each production also will be featured in opening and closing production numbers. David Dabbon will once again be the conductor for the awards ceremony and a professional orchestra will accompany the students. Award-winning TV news anchor and reporter, Brigida Mack, will be emceeing the black-tie event.
Winners will be announced live in the following categories: Wells Fargo Best Musical, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Featured Performer, Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Student Orchestra, Best Overall Direction, Best Choreography Execution, Best Student Costume Designer, Best Student Set Designer, Best Student Stage Manager and Best Student Critic.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garages.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
- Entrances at: 150 N. College St. and 290 E. 5th St.
The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Monday-Friday. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or >click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with the arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and the screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
>PURCHASE YOUR PARKING EXIT PASS IN ADVANCE
7th Street Station
- Entrances at: 6th and 7th Streets
The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
Bring your pre-purchased parking pass with you to the show and exchange for an exit pass or purchase your exit pass at the box office or parking stations at the show.
VIP Pre-Show Party
Enjoy captivating conversations and a splendid array of heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails from The Capital Grille before the Blumey Awards Ceremony. The pre-show party will be Sunday, May 29 at 5:30 PM at Booth Playhouse.
Belk Theater features state-of-the-art equipment, production and support capabilities and can host any event, from grand opera to rock to corporate annual meetings and lectures.
The theater features a contemporary European horseshoe arrangement for an intimate atmosphere and world-class acoustics. The most distant seat is less than 135 feet from the stage.
A hallmark of the theater’s design is some 2,400 “points of light” in the audience chamber, part of a dazzling fiber optic network with multi-color capabilities.
Renowned architect Cesar Pelli designed the Performing Arts Center, which opened in 1992, as well as the adjacent Bank of America Corporate Center and Founders Hall. The Center’s name honors the contributions of the people of the state of North Carolina as well as the generosity of the Blumenthal Foundation, the largest private donor to the capital campaign.