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Hackettstown High School’s “Godspell” and Belvidere, North Warren seniors win Freddy Awards

EASTON, PA (Northampton County) – Students across 29 high schools from the Lehigh Valley and Warren County were at The State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton Thursday night for the 16th annual Freddy Awards.

The Freddy Awards are to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey.

Hackettstown High School’s “Godspell” won a Freddy Award for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School.

Logan Farley from Belvidere High School won a Freddy Award for Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor for his role as Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Rachel Zwerver from North Warren Regional High School won the Student Achievement Freddy Award.

In addition to the Freddy awards, there were also scholarships and community awards handed out.  Hackettstown High School won the R. Richard Knauss Foundation Cash Award.

Here is a complete list of all the 2018 Freddy Award winners:

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra

Parkland HS – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Outstanding Use of Scenery

Parkland HS – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Outstanding Use of Costumes

Bangor Area HS – 42nd Street

Outstanding Performance by a Male Ensemble Member

Pierce McGowan as Adolfo Pirelli · Northern Lehigh · Sweeney Todd

Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member

Lisandra Espiritusanto Marte as NehebkaWilliam Allen · Aida (School Edition)

Student Achievement Award

Rachel Zwerver – North Warren Regional HS

Outstanding Use of Lighting

Emmaus HS – West Side Story

Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance

Reese Diaz, Alex Atiyeh · “Sanctuary” · Parkland · The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Outstanding Choreography

Emmaus HS – West Side Story

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Shannon Callaghan as Queen Aggravain · Freedom · Once Upon a Mattress

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Clausnitzer as Sebastian · Southern Lehigh · Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer

Luke Csordas as Jet Dancer · Emmaus · West Side Story

West Virginia Scholarship

Musical Theatre Performance – Collette Curry, Southern Lehigh High School

Theatre Design and Technology – Kailey Kloiber, Parkland High School &

Seneca Phillips McGraw, Moravian Academy

Outstanding Chorus

Parkland HS – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance

Meghan Altemose · “Goodnight, My Someone” · Saucon Valley · The Music Man

The JUST BORN Education/Community Impact Award

Easton Area HS

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor

Logan Farley as Man in Chair · Belvidere · The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress

Lindsey Sommons as Miss Gulch/West Witch · Liberty · The Wizard of Oz

Outstanding Production Number

Parkland · “The Bells of Notre Dame” – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Outstanding Stage Crew (In honor of Capt. Christopher Seifert)

Parkland HS – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Southern Lehigh HS – Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Meghan Altemose as Marian Paroo · Saucon Valley · The Music Man

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Reese Diaz as Quasimodo · Parkland · The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School

Hackettstown HS – Godspell

Northern Lehigh HS – Sweeney Todd

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical

Parkland HS – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS & COMMUNITY AWARDS

DeSales University Scholarship

Shannon Callaghan Freedom HS

Christian Clausnitzer Southern Lehigh HS

Meghan Altemose Saucon Valley HS

Reese Diaz Parkland HS

Muhlenberg College Scholarship

Connor McCully Catasauqua HS

Civic Theatre Outstanding Student Director Award and Internship

Elaine Ramirez Whitehall HS

Richard Knauss Foundation Cash Award

Parkland HS

Hackettstown HS

Northern Lehigh HS

Mowad Turf Specialists Cash Award

Resse Diaz Parkland HS

Meghan Altemose Saucon Valley HS

Pennsylvania Youth Ballet/Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Summer Dance Intensive

Mary Wilson Allentown Central Catholic

Gabrielle Acampora Bethlehem Catholic HS

Connor McCully Catasauqua HS

Danny Garcia Dieruff HS

Luke Csordas Emmaus HS

Kaitlyn Hausman Northern Lehigh HS

Abigail Altemose Saucon Valley HS

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(Photo Courtesy: Freddy Awards)