NBC's "Smash," Lowe's home improvement stores and iTheatrics want to help five schools across the country improve theaters on their campuses.
In a competition launched in late February, the the “NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make a Musical constructed by Lowe’s” program will award five schools in need of rebuilding the funds to help create new spaces for theatrical productions.
Broadway and "Smash" star Jeremy Jordan is the spokesman for the program.
Jordan and Lowe's volunteers helped rebuild a school in East Rockaway, N.Y., after its theater was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.
"We want to help five more schools theaters," Jordan said in a 30-second spot for the competition. "Is one of them yours?"
Schools across America with theaters in need of repairs may apply for the program at makeamusical.org through March 6.
On March 12, 30 finalists will be named and communities will compete to receive the most online votes before April 10.
The top five grand prize winners will receive a $3,000 Lowe’s gift card to help renovate their theater.