Thursday, May 23, 2013
Southern Lehigh High School's production of "42nd Street " takes home two Freddy Awards, for choreography and outstanding production number.
Southern Lehigh High School's production of "42nd Street" took home two Freddy Awards Thursday—for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Production Number. The production number award was for the students' performance of "We're in the Money." The 11th annual Freddy Award show was broadcast live on WFMZ Channel 69 from the State Theatre in Easton. Southern Lehigh High School had 10 Freddy Award nominations. Here is the complete list of winners:
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Southern Lehigh High School's '42nd Street' is nominated for 10 Freddy Award nominations, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical.
Southern Lehigh High School's production of "42nd Street" is nominated for 10 Freddy Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Tyler Martin in nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer. Danielle Renner is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Female Ensemble Member, and Shelby White is nominated for Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress. The nominations were announced live Thursday on WFMZ, Channel 69. The nominations are as follows: Parkland High School and Freedom High School tied in the highest number of nominations, 15. Southern Lehigh's "42nd Street" was performed in late February and early March. The award ceremony will be broadcast live on WFMZ from the State Theatre in …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Kicking off spring 'Freddy' awards season, Southern Lehigh presents a classic musical about love, loss, and show biz.
This week, Southern Lehigh students will sing to the rafters with their rendition of the classic musical "42nd Street." The musical, about a young chorus girl from Allentown trying to make her way on Broadway, is one of the first spring musicals of the season, and the first spring contender for the regional Freddy Awards. This year, 28 schools will participate in the Freddy Awards. Bangor Area High School also opens its musical this weekend with "Annie." Southern Lehigh School District performed "Annie" during the 2011 Freddy Awards season. Performances are at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday, with a matinee show at 2pm Sunday. Email email@example.com for additional ticket information. For a list of Schools Participating in …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Bethlehem's Freedom High School is the evening's big winner, with six awards, including Outstanding Production of a Musical.
The 2012 Freddy Awards 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 appearance by a pair of documentary filmmakers who'd chronicled last year's awards. The evening's big winner was Freedom High School in Bethlehem, which was up for 17 nominations this year, and took home six awards for its production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," including the top prize, Outstanding Production of …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Production nominated in eight categories, including best overall musical production
Students at Southern Lehigh High School are celebrating today after nominations were announced for the 2012 Freddy Awards. The high school spring musical 'Cats' has been nominated for eight awards. The nominations are: The performance in February played to almost sold-out crowds, including the annual senior show, which invited local seniors to join cast members for dinner and a show. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Cats!
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…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
In its 10th year, the Freddys have more competition than ever before.
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 …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The High School's performance of the musical "Annie" earned the production seven Freddy Award nominations.
The Southern Lehigh performers and stage crew who put together the high school’s production of Annie in March, go to the State Theatre in Easton tonight for the 2011 Freddy Awards. Solehi was nominated for seven awards including Outstanding Overall Production and Outstanding Stage Crew. One member of that crew, junior Alyssa Slifer, also doubled as an animal wrangler. Slifer trained her family pet, Kiara, to play Annie’s dog, Sandy, in the show. This involved a generous amount of treats and some re-staging to get Kiara by the orchestra’s tuba that the dog found frightening. Eventually, Kiara got so comfortable on stage, in one scene she rolled over for a belly rub, according to Silfer’s mother, Janet. Kiara will be on stage tonight, too, …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Southern Lehigh was nominated for seven Freddy Awards for its production of the musical 'Annie.'
Southern Lehigh High School got seven Freddy Award nominations for its production of Annie including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Tony Zitta's performance as Rooster in the play earned him a nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor. Likewise, Devon Knox's portrayal of Miss Hannigan got her a nod for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Zitta and Knox, along with Alyssa Lorin Lowry also were nominated for Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance. Solehi also got nominations for Outstanding Lighting, Outstanding Chorus and Outstanding Stage Crew. The student's production of Annie was performed on March 3, 4 and 5. The nominees were announced this afternoon on WFMZ, which will also …