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30 musicals set for 2018 Freddys

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced that 30 high schools are participating in the 2018 Freddy Awards.

The 16th year of the program again recognizes accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, N.J.

The 2018 Freddys culminate in a three-hour television awards ceremony May 24 at the State Theatre, produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69. The show is broadcast 7-10 p.m. May 24 on WFMZ and wfmz.com.

Tickets are made available to participating schools first. If tickets remain, they go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. May 21.

BB&T presents the “2018 Freddy Preview Night,” 4:30-10 p.m. May 23, which is a dress rehearsal. Presented will be rehearsals of the opening and closing numbers, lead actor and actress medleys and nominees for musicals.

A preview party is held in the Easton Hospital Gallery and Annex, which includes a buffet, beverages, seating on the mezzanine level for the dress rehearsal, and silent auction.

Since 2003, more than $1 million in college scholarships, paid internships and community awards have been awarded to Freddy Awards participating students.

Here are the eligible Freddy awards high school performances:

Northwestern Lehigh, “High School Musical,” 7 p.m. March 1, 2, 3; 2 p.m. March 4

Moravian Academy, “Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m. March 2, 3; 2 p.m. March 4

Wilson Area, “Jekyll & Hyde,” 8 p.m. March 2, 3; 3 p.m. March 4

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School, “The Wiz,” 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10; 2 p.m. March 11

Saucon Valley, “The Music Man,” 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10; 2 p.m. March 11

Salisbury, “Once Upon a Mattress,” 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10; 3 p.m. March 11

Catasauqua, “Singin’ in the Rain,” 7 p.m. March 9, 10; 2 p.m. March 11

Easton Area, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” 7 p.m. March 9, 10; 2 p.m. March 11

Southern Lehigh, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16, 17; 2 p.m. March 18

Emmaus, “West Side Story,” 7 p.m. March 21, 22, 23; 2, 7 p.m. March 24; 2 p.m. March 25

Salem Christian School, “Big Fish,” 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 24

Warren Hills Regional, “How to Succeed in Business,” 7 p.m. March 22, 23; 1, 7 p.m. March 24

Northampton Area, “The Addams Family,” 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 24; 2 p.m. March 25

Northern Lehigh, “Sweeney Todd,” 7 p.m. March 22, 23; 2, 7, p.m. March 24; 2 p.m. March 25

North Warren Regional, “Pirates of Penzance,” 7:30 p.m. March 23, 24; 3 p.m. March 25

Allentown Central Catholic, “Disaster!,” 7 p.m. April 5, 6; 2, 7 p.m. April 7

Nazareth Area, “Little Women,“ 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 2, 7 p.m. April 7; 7 p.m. April 12, 13; 2,7 p.m. April 14

Freedom, “Once Upon a Mattress,” 7 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14; 2 p.m. April 15

Parkland, ”The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14; 3 p.m. April 15

Whitehall, “The Addams Family,” 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14; 2 p.m. April 15

William Allen, “Aida: School Edition,” 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14; 2 p.m. April 15

Phillipsburg, “Crazy for You,” 7:30 p.m. April 13, 14; 2 p.m. April 15

Bangor Area, “42nd Street,” 7:30 p.m. April 13; 2, 7:30 p.m. April 14; 2 p.m. April 15

Bethlehem Catholic, “Godspell,” 7 p.m. April 13, 14; 7 p.m. April 15; 7 p.m. April 20, 21

Hackettstown, “Godspell,” 7 p.m. April 19, 20, 21; 2 p.m. April 22

Warren County Technical School, “Shrek the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20, 21; 2 p.m. April 22

Belvidere, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” 7 p.m. April 20; 1, 7 p.m. April 21

Notre Dame, “Cinderella: Broadway Version,” 7 p.m. April 20, 21; 2 p.m. April 22

Dieruff, “Side Show: 2014 Revival,” 7 p.m. April 26, 27; 2 p.m. April 28

Liberty, “The Wizard of Oz,” 7 p.m. April 26, 27, 28; 2 p.m. April 29

Information: State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton.; freddyawards.org; 610-258-7766