The State Theatre Center for the Arts announces the 2013 FREDDY© Awards, the 11th year of the program, recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey.
The 2013 program will feature 30 schools, including a first time appearance by Lehigh Valley Christian High School who will present Annie in April.
Lists of 2013 FREDDY© Awards participating schools, along with their productions, performance dates and ticket information, are available at www.freddyawards.org/schools and can be accessed through the FREDDY© Awards iPhone application, available for free at iTunes. Please check web for updates and changes to ticket information.
The 2013 FREDDY© Awards program will culminate in a three-hour television awards ceremony on Thursday, May 23 from the State Theatre in Easton.
Produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69, the show will be broadcast live from 7 PM – 10 PM on WFMZ and on the web at www.wfmz.com.
Ed Hanna of WFMZ and Shelley Brown of the State Theatre will host the ceremony.
The FREDDY Awards broadcast has been honored two regional EMMY Awards, in 2005 & 2011, and has also received 2 additional EMMY Nominations, 6 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, including the 2008 Award for Outstanding Television Program Designed for Children, and 2 Associated Press Award for Public Affairs. The 2008 FREDDY© program was the subject of a feature-length film documentary, Most Valuable Players, by Canyon Back Films, Los Angeles. Released in 2010, the documentary is part of Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) documentary film club which premiered in 2011.