Kamiak, Lake Stevens, Snohomish win for high school musicals

Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre honored five Snohomish County schools at a Tony Awards-like ceremony.

Three local high schools — Kamiak, Lake Stevens and Snohomish — won 5th Avenue Awards on June 3.

Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre honors the state’s best musical theater productions with a Tony Awards-like ceremony.

Snohomish High School claimed outstanding orchestra for its staging of “The Addams Family,” Kamiak High School won outstanding costume design for its production of “Hello, Dolly!” and Lake Stevens High School’s Josh Day and Julia Pinheiro received outstanding non-singing actor and actress for their roles as Henry and Mortimer, respectively, in “The Fantasticks.”

Kamiak was the only Snohomish County high school up for the top award of outstanding overall musical. Kamiak also took the local lead with a total of eight nominations for 5th Avenue Awards. In all, 17 schools from Snohomish County were nominated for awards.

Hanford High School in Richland was this year’s top winner with three awards: outstanding overall music production and outstanding chorus for its production of “Newsies,” as well as outstanding ensemble for another musical, “Into the Woods.”

The 5th Avenue Awards began in 2003. This school year, theater professionals toured the state, watching a record-setting 128 productions.

Marysville Pilchuck (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Meadowdale (“Little Women”) high schools also were honored. Marysville Pilchuck’s Ashlyn Stoker and Meadowdale’s Sophie Stocker won special awards for student achievement.

Winners received their awards at the 17th annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater.

Other Snohomish County high schools nominated for 5th Avenue Awards were Archbishop Murphy, Arlington, Cascade, Cavelero Mid High School, Edmonds Heights, Everett, Glacier Peak, Jackson, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Stanwood and Sultan.

Here are the Snohomish County high school winners, their shows and the 5th Avenue Awards they received:

Kamiak, “Hello, Dolly!”: Outstanding costume design.

Lake Stevens, “The Fantasticks”: Outstanding non-singing actor Josh Day as Henry and outstanding non-singing actress Julia Pinheiro as Mortimer.

Snohomish, “The Addams Family”: Outstanding orchestra.

Marysville Pilchuck, “Beauty and the Beast”: Special award to Ashlyn Stoker for student achievement.

Meadowdale, “Little Women”: Special award to Sophie Stocker for student achievement.

See the complete list of award winners, as well as nominations and honorable mentions, at www.5thavenue.org.

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