Conclusion. The 60 hopefuls take to the stage for the Jimmy Awards, where they compete in group performances and individual medleys. At intermission, the judges advance just six of them (three of each gender) to the finals, where they shine in solo turns before the best actor and best actress are named.
Part 2 of 3. The high-school musical performers fight fatigue in the learn-by-immersion "boot camp," which includes rehearsals, coaching and coaxing sessions, and then undertake last-minute preparations for their auditions.
The three-part series about performers preparing for the National High School Musical Theater Awards begins with the finalists arriving in New York. They learn an opening number from director Van Kaplan and choreographer Kiesha Lalama; and receive one-on-one coaching from Broadway stars Leslie Odom Jr., Michael McElroy and Liz Callaway.