How are the Scores Tabulated for the Ray of Light Awards?
The rubric below is designed for the scoring of each category/performer.
Performer/group is very professional, Broadway or Equity® caliber
Near perfect performance, near Broadway
Excellent performance, near professional
Very strong performer/group
Better than average high school performance
Average high school performer/production
good performance but with some difficulties
Performer/group lacks polish. Shows potential but appears to need more rehearsal
Performer/group is in over their heads. Material may be too difficult for their abilities
Performer/group is grossly unprepared and should consider seeking serious instruction before
"Actor Score" is the cumulative average of each performance category for judged performers.
"Overall Production Scores" are the cumulative averages of the areas of Singing (Musicals Only), Choreography Execution (Musicals Only), Ensemble, Overall Acting, and Overall Production Quality.
The "Overall Production Scores" in singing, choreography and overall acting are weighted based on the difficulty of what the students are being asked to do. Each adjudicator is asked to rate the difficulty of each area and those scores are averaged together to arrive at a percentage for each category. The "Overall Production Score" in each of these categories is then multiplied by the percentage to arrive at a score.
Finally, the "Actor Score" of each judged performer and the "Overall Production Scores" are averaged to arrive at a school's "Final Score."
A complete list of awards is as follows:
Best Actor in a Leading Role of a Play
Best Actress in a Leading Role of a Play
Best Actor in a Supporting Role of a Play
Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Play
Best Featured Performer in a Play
Best Dramatic Performance by an Ensemble
Best Actor in a Leading Role of a Musical
Best Actress in a Leading Role of a Musical
Best Actor in a Supporting Role of a Musical
Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Musical
Best Featured Performer in a Musical
Best Vocal Performance by an Ensemble
Best Choreography Execution
Best Small-Scale Musical
Best Large-Scale Musical
The Raymond Phillips Memorial Award for Best Production
(The committee is at liberty to award special prizes to particularly strong ensembles, stage crew, etc. at will.)