The John Raitt Awards for Youth (JRAY)
The John Rait Awards for Youth (JRAY) was founded to encourage the achievements of local students in the theater arts at the high school level. The JRAYs where named to honor John Raitt, a successful stage, film, and television actor, singer, and dancer who attended Fullerton Union High School. He also performed at Fullerton Civic Light Opera (FCLO) Music Theatre which the JRAYs operates under.
JRAY Awards are given for on stage and behind the scenes work. Qualified judges view and rate each of the participating schools’ shows during the school year which culminates in the JRAY Awards Ceremony at the end of the high school season.
JRAY gives over 200 awards for achievement. Both the Male Performer of the Year and Female Performer of the Year will each be awarded $1700 and sent to New York for a one-week intensive workshop with Broadway Professionals and then showcased before Broadway Casting Directors. For details see broadwayartistsalliance.org.
Fullerton Civic Light Opera (FCLO) Music Theatre
FCLO Music Theatre was founded in December 1971, under the organizational name of Fullerton Civic Light Opera Music Theatre as a nonprofit association and directed by Founder, Griff Duncan. The JRAY program operates under the umbrella organization of FCLO Music Theatre. Today, the focus of FCLO is on JRAY Awards.
With 135+ musical shows produced, FCLO’s show expertise covers a wide range of Broadway Musicals. From the opening show, Fiddler on the Roof, to theatre favorites such as Oliver, The King & I, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Funny Girl, and Jekyll & Hyde, to name a few, FCLO produced award-winning shows with local and equity talent on stage and behind the scenes.