Southern Lehigh High School is among a record number 30 schools that will be participating in the State Theatre's 2012 Freddy Awards, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
The State Theatre on Wednesday released the list of participating schools, including, for the first time, Nazareth High School.
Southern Lehigh will present its musical production "Cats" on March 1, 2 and 3 at 7pm, and March 4 at 2pm in the Southern Lehigh High School Auditorium.
The Freddy Awards recognize accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as Warren County, N.J.
In 2011, Southern Lehigh High School students Devon Knox, Tony Zitta and Alyssa Lorin Lowry brought home a Freddy for Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance for its production of "Annie." The production garnered seven nominations.
A list of the participating schools, along with their productions and performance dates, is available at www.freddyawards.org, and can also be accessed through the Freddy Awards iPhone application, available for free at iTunes.
The program will culminate on Thursday, May 24, in a three-hour televised awards ceremony from the State Theatre.