The Ben Vereen Awards San Diego Competition recognizes the very best of high school musical theatre talent in San Diego County in collaboration with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). In 2015, the Ben Vereen Awards inaugurated the Wellness Through the Arts Essay/Video Contest, using the performing arts as a foundation for a healthier lifestyle to focus on key topics of obesity, diabetes, low self-esteem, and bullying. Winning entries became the raw material for a musical theatre collaboration performed at the annual awards ceremony.
This year, the Ben Vereen Awards has commissioned Bradley J. Behrmann as composer for the 2016 Wellness Through the Arts. In collaboration with Jamie Gilchrist and Kikau Alvaro, Behrmann will be creating a new piece of musical theatre called “My Best Day.”
The Ben Vereen Awards will be held May 29, 2016 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA.