Thursday, May 9, 2013
'The Music Man' scores lead actor/actress nominations, while 'Fiddler' is up for best production by a smaller school.
Easton Area High School and Wilson Area High School both scored six Freddy Award nominations Thursday for their school plays. Easton's The Music Man's nominations include the awards for lead actress and actor, while Wilson's Fiddler on the Roof is in the running for the award for outstanding production by a smaller school. Easton's nominations are: Wilson's nominations are: The awards will air on WFMZ-TV May 23. They are held each year at the State Theatre in Easton.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Televised show will be held at State Theatre in Easton in May.
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 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The State Theatre is looking for people to review plays and performances for the 2013 Freddy Awards.
Want to judge the plays for this year's Freddy Awards? The job requires a lot more than you might think. Easton's State Theatre is looking for people to evaluate the 2013 installment of the awards, which recognize excellence in local high school theater. The job requires someone with an "extensive work experience in one of the arts disciplines and have a strong sense of objectivity," the theater said in a news release. In addition, evaluators should be able to judge production values and performances, and write about their observations in an effective, constructive manner. You'll need to be an avid theater-goer with a "wide knowledge of the canon of the American Musical Theatre." For more information, contact Frank Kutch at fkutch@…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Easton wins one Freddy: Freshman Nina Attinello wins for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Hometown school Easton Area High School, which had seven nominations, received a single award last night at the 10th Annual Freddy Awards. Freshman Nina Attinello's performance as Lola in "Damn Yankees" got her the Freddy for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. The 2012 Freddy Awards, broadcast live by WFMZ-TV, were both about the present and the past. As they have for the last 10 years, the awards recognize the best in local high school theater, with hundreds of performers packed into Easton's State Theatre to be honored for their acting, singing, dancing and stagecraft. But the awards also looked back on the Freddys of the past, with a closing production number performed in part by previous winners, and with an …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The tenth annual Freddy Awards for local high school theater will be given out tonight at the State Theatre and broadcast live on WFMZ. Easton’s spring musical is nominated for seven awards.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The curtain rises on the tenth annual Freddy Awards tonight and Easton High School’s production of “Damn Yankees” is nominated for seven of them. When: 7 p.m. tonight. Where: Broadcasting from the State Theatre in Easton live on WFMZ, Channel 69. Easton's nominees are:
Thursday, May 10, 2012
'Damn Yankees' gets seven Freddy Nominations for Easton; Notre Dame's 'Little Women' receives 11 nods.
Easton Area High School received seven Freddy Award nominations this afternoon for the school's production of Damn Yankees. Easton's nominees are: Another local school -- Notre Dame High School -- is up for 11 Freddys later this month for its production of Little Women: The Musical. The nominees are: Meanwhile, Wilson Area High School's "Beauty and the Beast" took home a single nomination -- the Kumma Award for Kari Stiansen's performance of the title song. Across the river, Phillipsburg High School's "Legally Blonde" got three nominations: Leading the nominations this year are Freedom High School -- which racked up 17 -- and Emmaus and Parkland, both with 12. There's a complete list of all the nominees at the Freddy Awards website. The …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Freddy tradition helped make high school ‘theater geeks’ cool.
Back in the early '90s, my husband and I watched his niece perform in her high school’s endless production of “Li’l Abner.” The 3¾-hour show strained familial bonds to the point where during intermission -- at the 2½-hour mark – Rick told me that he’d give his niece $50 if she promised to never be in another high school musical. Fast forward to 2008, when friends got us tickets to Emmaus High School’s version of “Les Misérables.” The musical was riveting. The production, set, voices, choreography and acting were way beyond what I’d expect from a high school. While credit for the quality of the shows rightly goes to the directors and students, the fact that so many more people look forward to the high school musical season is largely thanks…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Here are the local schools and plays that will be in competition for the 2012 Freddys.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Freddy Awards have announced which high school plays will be in competition this year. Locally, Easton Area, Wilson Area, Phillipsburg and Notre Dame high schools are all in the running. Easton will be performing Damn Yankees -- the story of a baseball fan who sells his soul for a chance to play the game -- on March 2 at 7 p.m., March 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and March 4 at 2 p.m. At Wilson, students will put on Beauty and the Beast, a stage adaptation of the Disney cartoon, the week after Easton. Those shows are scheduled for March 9 at 8 p.m., March 10 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and March 11 at 3 p.m. Phillipsburg's offering is Legally Blonde, based on the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy. The curtain goes up April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Two students and Wilson Area High School go home with honors
The State Theatre Center for the Arts 2011 Freddy Awards was a spectacle to behold with singing and dance performances in Easton tonight. Students from several area high schools were nominated for the 21 category awards and two Easton area students and Wilson Area High School went home with honors. Going home with the Freddy for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Female Ensemble Member was Lauren Albers of Notre Dame High School as “Grandma Rosie” in “The Wedding Singer”. Winning in the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category was Abdul Sesay, Jr. of Wilson Area High School as “William Barfee” in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Winning in the category for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller…