Presented in partnership with Celebrity Attractions, the Discovery Awards highlight and award excellence in high school musical theatre. Professional arts adjudicators attend participating high school musicals and nominate the best performers from each production. In the spring, all nominees attend a week-long masterclass workshop led by award-winning creatives, ending in a showcase competition on stage at the Tulsa PAC.
The overall best female and male performers win an all-expense paid trip to represent Eastern Oklahoma in New York City. Once there, they participate in another week-long masterclass workshop led by award-winning creatives and ultimately compete nationally, on a Broadway stage, in front of Broadway producers and directors at the Jimmy® Awards, otherwise known as The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® in the summer. Winners receive a cash scholarship.