Though only three Bay Area high school seniors will win “Beach Blanket Babylon’s” Scholarship for the Arts, all 250 applicants get tickets to the show.
“We’re proud of every single one,” says producer Jo Schuman Silver.
Established in 2000, the scholarship gives three students - an actor, dancer and singer - $10,000 toward college and a seal of approval from one of San Francisco’s oldest theatrical establishments.
On June 6, nine finalists will take the Club Fugazi stage to perform before an “American Idol”-style panel of judges, including Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone, composer Gordon Getty, and ABC 7’s Don Sanchez.
Many of the winners end up going to Los Angeles or New York. “But,” Silver adds, “they know where home is.”
The Chronicle caught up with some of the recent winners: