Kamiak High School is up for the 5th Avenue Award’s top honor.
Kamiak is nominated for the Outstanding Overall Musical award. Kamiak recieved a total of eight nominations and three honorable mentions for its production of “Hello, Dolly!” The last time Kamiak was nominated for — and then won — the top award was in 2017 for “Footloose.”
In all, 17 high school musical productions in Snohomish County are up for this year’s 5th Avenue Awards.
The 5th Avenue Awards honor the state’s best musical theater productions; 128 schools were evaluated during the 2018-19 school year by professional actors, directors and crew members affiliated with 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony set for 7 p.m. June 3 and streamed live at www.facebook.com/5thave.
Here are the Snohomish County high schools involved, their shows and the 5th Avenue Awards nominations and honorable mentions they received:
Archbishop Murphy, “Tarzan”: Outstanding hair and makeup design and outstanding supporting actress Annika Erickson as Terk. Honorable mentions for choreography, lead actor Matthew Gordon as Tarzan and featured ensemble dancer Samson Irish-Lodge.
Arlington, “Mamma Mia!”: Outstanding direction and outstanding supporting actress Bella Fryberg as Rosie. Honorable mentions for stage crew and chorus.
Cascade, “Little Shop of Horrors”: Outstanding featured ensemble actor Chenda Larson as Bernstein; special award to Abigail Atlas for student achievement.
Cavelero Mid High School, “Mary Poppins”: Special award to Chloe Bales for student achievement.
Edmonds Heights, “Beauty and the Beast”: Honorable mention for hair and makeup design.
Everett, “Footloose”: Honorable mention for the Trio ensemble group.
Glacier Peak, “Mary Poppins”: Outstanding hair and makeup design, outstanding lobby display and outstanding ensemble group. Honorable mentions for choreography, costume design, lead actress Emma Hanson as Mary Poppins, lead actor Daniel Geizler as Bert and featured ensemble actress Sarina Randolph as Bird Woman/Ballerina.
Jackson, “Bye Bye Birdie”: Honorable mention for featured ensemble actor Daniel McMullen as Randolph.
Kamiak, “Hello, Dolly!”: Outstanding overall musical, outstanding direction, outstanding music direction, outstanding choreography, outstanding costume design, outstanding supporting actress Ellie Kunard as Irene, outstanding supporting actor Gavin McKeever as Cornelius and outstanding chorus. Honorable mentions for orchestra, ensemble group, and hair and makeup design.
Lake Stevens, “The Fantasticks”: Outstanding lead actress Shannon LaVelle as Louisa, outstanding lead actor Ryan van der Put as El Gallo, outstanding non-singing actor Josh Day as Henry and outstanding non-singing actress Julia Pinheiro as Mortimer and outstanding ensemble cast.
Marysville Pilchuck, “Beauty and the Beast”: Outstanding lobby display; honorable mention for lead actress Victoria Steward as Belle; special award to Ashlyn Stoker for student achievement.
Meadowdale, “Little Women”: Outstanding orchestra; honorable mention for choreography and featured ensemble actress Victoria Forguson as Aunt March.
Monroe, “Curtains”: Outstanding music direction, outstanding orchestra and outstanding lead actor Spencer Langston as Cioffi. Honorable mention for chorus.
Mountlake Terrace, “Little Shop of Horrors”: Honorable mention for direction.
Snohomish, “The Addams Family”: Outstanding orchestra, outstanding costume design and outstanding lead actor Drew Winston as Gomez. Honorable mentions for chorus and hair and makeup design.
Stanwood, “The Little Mermaid”: Honorable mention for supporting actor Andrew Killinger as Sebastian.
Sultan, “Willy Wonka”: Outstanding hair and makeup design.