Hackettstown High School Takes Home 2 Freddy Awards

EASTON P.A. – Students across thirteen high schools from the Lehigh Valley and Warren County were at Easton’s State Theater Thursday night for the 14th 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 “No, No, Nanette” won for Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra.

Katie Taglienti and Teaghan Morgan, as Twins In Company in Hackettstown High School’s “No, No, Nanette” tied for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer.

Here is a complete list of all the winners:

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra

Hackettstown for “No, No, Nanette”

Outstanding Use of Scenery

Bangor Area Area High School for “Ragtime (School Edition)”

Outstanding Use of Costumes

Parkland High School for “Titanic The Musical”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Ensemble Member

Joshua Mitchell as Steven Kodaly in Notre Dame High School’s “She Loves Me”

Student Achievement Award

Melissa Reph, a senior at Northampton Area High School

Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member

Prescious Correa as Hold Me, Touch Me in Dieruff High School’s “The Producers”

Outstanding Use of Lighting

Moravian Academy for “Big Fish”

Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance

Abigail Garrigan, Carolyn Boulay and Dane Galbraith performing “The I Love You Song” from Salisbury High School’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Outstanding Choreography

Dieruff High School for “The Producers”

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amber Ward as Sarah in Bangor Area High School’s “Ragtime (School Edition)”

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Dane Galbraith as William Barfee in Salisbury High School’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer (tie)

Katie Taglienti and Teaghan Morgan, as Twins In Company in Hackettstown High School’s “No, No, Nanette”

Scholarships worth $80,736 each, beginning in fall 2017, to West Virginia University, in

Theater design and technology to Joseph Vasquez from Freedom High School

Musical theater performance to Lexi Brown from Southern Lehigh School

Outstanding Choru

Freedom High School for “Guys and Dolls”

Vic Kumma Award for Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance

Madelyn Dundon for “One Hundred Easy Ways To Lose A Man” in Bethlehem Catholic High School’s “Wonderful Town”

Just Born Educational Impact Award

Bangor Area High School for “Ragtime”

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor

Dedrik Ramos as Franz Liebkind in Dieruff High School’s “The Producers”

Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actress

Madison Lahr as Nancy in Northampton Area High School’s “Oliver!”

Outstanding Production Number

Dieruff High School for “Along Came Bialy” from “The Producers”

Outstanding Stage Crew, presented in honor of the late U.S. Army Capt. Christopher Seifert

Whitehall High School for “Guys and Dolls”

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Emma Marhefka as Maria in William Allen High School’s “West Side Story”

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Noah Ruebeck as Edward Bloom in Moravian Academy’s “Big Fish”

Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School

Moravian Academy for “Big Fish”

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical

Dieruff High School for “The Producers”

By: Jay Edwards
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