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Published June 17, 2013
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5th Avenue Theatre Announces High School Musical Award Winners

High school students from across Washington packed The 5th Avenue Theatre on June 11 for the annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, a high school version of the Tony Awards. The house was packed with 2,200 teenagers, dressed in costume representing their schools’ musical theater productions, who cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater. 

Awards were handed out in 21 categories. Hanford High School took home top honors with the award for Outstanding Overall Musical Production for their hit show, The Drowsy Chaperone. They also received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Chorus. 

Tied for receiving the greatest number of awards for the evening were University High School’s Urinetown and Lewis and Clark High School’s In the Heights; each captured three awards. Thirteen other high schools were recognized with the remaining awards. 

In an unusual twist, Lewis and Clark High School student Danny Palomba (In the Heights) and Pasco High School student Franklin Castellanos (In the Heights) tied for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Eisenhower High School student Tori Gresham received the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Annie Get Your Gun), her third 5th Avenue Award. 

Camas High School took home the award for Outstanding Direction (Into the Woods), Kentridge High School received the award for Outstanding Music Direction (Evita), and Lewis and Clark High School brought home the award for Outstanding Choreography (In the Heights).  

This year’s Special Honor for Outstanding Educator was given to Woodinville High School drama teacher Leslie Herlich. Here is a full list of award winners:  

Outstanding Overall Musical
Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone 

Outstanding Direction
Camas High School, Into the Woods 

Outstanding Music Direction
Kentridge High School, Evita 

Outstanding Choreography
Lewis and Clark High School, In the Heights 

Outstanding Orchestra
Hockinson High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 

Outstanding Scenic Design
Liberty High School, The Wizard of Oz 

Outstanding Lighting Design
Nooksack Valley High School, Into the Woods 

Outstanding Costume Design
Zillah High School, Seussical  

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design
A.C. Davis High School, Hairspray 

Outstanding Stage Crew
University High School, Urinetown 

Outstanding Lobby Display
Lewis and Clark High School, In the Heights   

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Tori Gresham as Annie Oakley, Eisenhower High School, Annie Get Your Gun   

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - TIE
Danny Palomba as Usnavi, Lewis and Clark High School, In the Heights
Franklin Castellanos as Usnavi, Pasco High School, In the Heights     

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Aubree Peterson as Little Sally, University High School, Urinetown    

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Daniel Haug as Benny, Pasco High School, In the Heights        

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role   
Nell Colyn as Mae, Edmonds Heights K-12, The Pajama Game    

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role   
Gavin O'Leary as Parsee Man, Sunnyside High School, Just So    

Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Non-Singing Role   
Larkin Bassett as Jeff Douglas, Olympia High School, Brigadoon 

Outstanding Performance by a Chorus   
Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone      

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group  
Rebels, University High School, Urinetown  

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast  
Zillah High School, Seussical  

Special Honors: Outstanding Educator: 
Leslie Herlich, Woodinville High School 

Special Honors: Educational Impact
A.C. Davis High School, Hairspray
Cashmere High School, Seussical
Chelan High School, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Grandview High School, West Side Story
Hanford High School, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Kentridge High School, Godspell
Sunnyside High School, Just So
Sunnyside High School, Annie 

Special Honors: Student Achievement
A. C. Davis High School, Jackie Wagner
Auburn Mountainview High School, Jane Goetz
Bellarmine Preparatory School, Rachael Meeker and Brynn Fiacchi
Blaine High School, Margaret Page
Cashmere High School, Cody Lippert
Eastside Catholic High School, Zoe Vierling-Coulter
Edmonds Heights K-12, Samantha Kelley and Brenna Stratton
Eisenhower High School, Shaunaly Hutton
Evergreen High School, Cody Lint and Nick Sabodash
Ferndale High School, Stennar Martinson
Grandview High School, Taylor Colson
Hanford High School, Tyler Grandgeorge
Hockinson High School, Madeleine Brookman
Juanita High School, Rachael Sise
Kamiak High School, Violet Walsh
Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Lexi Jason
Olympia High School, Sarah Jodaway and Alex Le Noble
Sunnyside High School, Jonathan Tavira-Alcaraz
Tahoma High School, Alexandra Marx
Timberline High School, Alyssa Templeton
University High School, Joseph Hall
Wenatchee High School, Bryce Newberry
Woodinville High School, Alissa McAlpine

Photo credit: Over 150 students take the stage at the 2012 5th Avenue Awards. Photo by Mark Kitaoka.


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