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12th Annual Plano and Southlake AMP Awards & Fundraiser
“We Are the ChAMPions”
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Willow Bend Center of the Arts

It’s time to get AMP’ed! The Plano and Southlake AMP Awards celebrate students in grades K-9 who helped NTPA – Plano and NTPA – Southlake rock 2021 by participating in at least one of our productions! This year’s AMP Awards will be one for the ages… and YOU may join us in person or from the comfort of your home.

Reserve your spot quickly ⁠— live event tickets to the AMP Awards will disappear fast!

70’s/80’s attire is encouraged (but optional). Prizes will be awarded for the best 70’s/80’s dressed!

Don’t miss a thing! Check out all the exciting event information below to get the most out of this year’s AMP Awards event!

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View and Download Event Photos

Photo Opportunities

Available throughout the evening with your favorite directors, friends and family.

Student Awards

Recognizing students in grades K-9 who participated in 2021 Plano and Southlake shows.

Year of Theatre Raffle

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event.

80s Costume Contest

Winners receive 4 free tickets to youth theatre productions. One winner per age division.

Dance After Party

Live DJ, dancing, karaoke, fortune teller, photo booth, and complimentary snacks!

Mask Policy

  • Masks are required for all persons age 3+ at all times, except for the conditions outlined below.  Masks must be those as approved for Covid-19 safety protection by the CDC and worn properly, fully covering nose and mouth. “Mesh,” “gaiter,” and vented masks are not considered adequate protection by the CDC and do not fulfill our masking requirement.
  • Actors may take their mask off while performing on stage and for one rehearsal
  • Speakers may take their mask off while speaking at the podium.
  • Actors may remove their masks momentarily to take pictures, provided they do not violate the “close contact” rule of “within 6 feet for 15 minutes.”
View our full safety protocol

Our annual AMP Awards will honor excellence in performance and leadership on and off the stage! Every actor in grades K-9 that participated in a 2021 production with NTPA – Plano or NTPA – Southlake is nominated for an award. The finalists will be recognized and award winners in each age category announced!

We will celebrate our actors in 3 acts separated by grade. Before each act begins our actors will walk the red carpet, where they will be sure to capture memorable photos with friends. An event photographer will be available to take family photos on the red carpet. Then we head to Rodenbaugh Theatre for an award ceremony honoring our actors. After each act, we invite families to join us in the other theatre spaces for the annual AMP after party with live DJ, dancing, karaoke, fortune teller, photo booth, complimentary snacks and water! Additional snacks available for purchase

All money raised by the AMP Awards supports the Capital Campaigns for NTPA – Plano and North Texas Performing Arts. Your attendance will not only help us celebrate our family of actors, but will allow us to continue growing our program in 2022 and the years to come!



cartoon freddie mercury“I always knew I was a star… and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me.”
⁠— Freddie Mercury

In 2021, our young performers participated in 47 incredible productions! In this 12th anniversary of NTPA AMP Awards, we’re celebrating their remarkable effort despite ongoing COVID restrictions.

All actors who are currently in grades K-9 and participated in a 2021 NTPA – Plano or NTPA – Southlake production have been nominated for an award!

View the Nominees!


Willow Bend Center of the Arts
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216
Plano, TX 75093

How to Dress

cartoon freddie mercury“You can be anything you want to be, just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be.” ⁠— Freddie Mercury

70’s/80’s attire is encouraged, but optional… just don’t forget your dance shoes for the After Party! The AMP Awards are an awards ceremony celebrating our actors, so whatever you do, do it big!

Schedule and Performances

cartoon freddie mercury“…and we mean to go on and on and on and on…” ⁠— Queen

Enjoy reprise performances from our incredible 2021 casts! Theaters will be sanitized after each ceremony.

Grades Time Performances
Act 1 K-3 2:00 – Red Carpet
2:30 – Awards
4:00 – After Party
  • “Oh the Thinks You Can Think” (Seussical Kids)
  • “Winnie the Pooh” (Winnie the Pooh, Kids)
  • “A Beautiful Day” (Scrooge)
  • “Butterflies and Bees” (Little Red Riding Hood)
  • “The Candy Man” (Willy Wonka Kids)
Act 2 4-6 4:00 – Red Carpet
4:30 – Awards
6:00 – After Party
  • “Be Our Guest” (Beauty and the Beast Jr.)
  • “Friend Like Me” (Aladdin, Jr.)
  • “Shiny” (Moana, Jr.)
  • “Singing in the Rain” (Singing in the Rain, Jr.)
  • “Tomorrow” (Annie Jr. Sung by the Annies from Plano and Southlake productions)
Act 3 7-9 6:00 – Red Carpet
6:30 – Awards
8:00 – After Party
  • “Break This Down” (Descendants)
  • “Under the Sea” (The Little Mermaid)
  • “Dancing on the Sidewalk” (Fame)
  • “Revolting Children” (Matilda, Jr.)
  • “Wheels of a Dream” (Ragtime)
  • “We Will Rock You/We are the Champions” (We Will Rock You)

Tees and Hoodies

cartoon freddie mercury“I’ve taken my bows… and my curtain calls…”

That’s great! Just don’t forget your limited edition “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS” Plano AMP Awards shirt! The shirts invoke the image of a famous 70’s/80’s rocker in full dab mode. Add a shirt to any AMP Awards order!

Forgot to add your shirt to your ticket order? No problem! Purchase additional shirts with the link below. No ticket necessary!

Order Deadline: February 10

AMP T-Shirt $30
AMP Hoodie $35

Tickets and Pricing

Everyone attending must purchase a ticket. 

Ticket Type Description Access to After Party Price
Live Event (Family and Nominee) Rodenbaugh Theater Ticket

  • Nominees sit together on the side sections (general admission)
  • Families sit in the center section (reserved seating)
  • A live event ticket must be purchased for each Act that you want to view live
  • Includes all-day party pass
yes $25
All-Day Party Pass View the event on televisions throughout Willow Bend Center of the Arts

  • Performers may buy this ticket to access the after party.
  • NOTE: These tickets do NOT include live viewing in Rodenbaugh Theater
yes $20
Zoom Ticket Streaming access to view awards ceremonies via Zoom

  • A Zoom ticket must be purchased for each Act that you want to view
no $10
Performer Ticket to perform only. Does not include a seat in the Rodenbaugh. Performers do not need to purchase this ticket if they have already purchased a nominee ticket. no donation encouraged