Nebraska High School Theater Academy adjudicators are performing arts professionals who provide schools with educationally focused feedback on musicals, one-acts and plays.

Adjudication process

We will inform schools of their scheduled adjudication dates. Once an adjudication date is determined, Omaha Performing Arts staff members will be in touch with the school’s primary contact person (usually the director or music director) to reserve complimentary tickets for each adjudicator. Tickets should be left at Will Call under the name “OPA Adjudicator.” Within one week of attending the performance, adjudicators will provide their feedback and scores to Omaha Performing Arts.

Feedback (for any high school and middle school musical, one-act or play)

Adjudicators will complete a comprehensive response to the performance. Feedback will include praise and constructive criticism, focusing on a production’s strengths and opportunities for growth. Omaha Performing Arts staff members will email feedback to directors. Feedback is intended to serve as a learning tool for directors and students. Our goal is to provide you and your students with high-quality feedback that celebrates students’ work and encourages them to grow.


Adjudicators will score various production elements. These scores will be used to determine award recipients in various categories. Schools producing a musical for award consideration should perform between Friday, September 18, 2020, and Sunday, May 2, 2021. Once all musicals have been evaluated, the full panel of adjudicators will meet in a round-table setting to review scores and determine winners. Omaha Performing Arts staff members will notify award-winning schools and students with further information the week of May 10, 2021.


Pre-Show Evaluation

If you are an adjudicator who has completed a pre-show evaluation, please click here to fill out the survey. 

A note on double casting

If a school decides to double cast one or more roles, the school must select one set of cast members to be adjudicated. Please contact Omaha Performing Arts staff with information on which evenings the selected cast will be performing for the adjudication panel. It will not be possible to adjudicate multiple students for the same role.