Stars of Tomorrow

Stars of Tomorrow, Presented by Palmer’s, Sponsored by WROC News 8, and Underwritten by Lake Beverage, recognizes the high school musical in true Tony® Award fashion.


The program is dedicated to supporting the process of growth and learning, encouraging commitment, discipline, and teamwork, and acknowledging excellence. This program made its debut in the Greater Rochester area in 1999, with the main intent of bringing long overdue recognition to the high school musical and its performing arts students.

High schools in Monroe and surrounding counties with fall or spring musical productions are invited to participate in the program. A team of trained and qualified adjudicators evaluates productions, providing students and directors with written feedback and rubric scores in a variety of production areas.


At the annual Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony, participating schools have the opportunity to perform a selection from their musical on stage at the Auditorium Theatre. Recognition is given to schools with the highest scores in each of the adjudicated categories, and students are given a chance to shine. Additionally, select students recognized for leading roles at the Stars of Tomorrow Ceremony are eligible to compete in Stars of Tomorrow NYC Bound for the chance to represent Rochester, NY at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.




For more information, please contact Holly Valentine at 585-277-3338 or