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.

Talk to us

More in Life

Weather, rain, geraniums: A gardener gives thanks

Take a minute and reflect on what you are grateful for in your garden, and then share the gratitude with your fellow gardeners.

Festive Christmas wreath of fresh natural spruce branches with red holly berries isolated on white background. New Year. Top view. Traditional decoration for Xmas holiday.
Get in the holiday swing of things — make a wreath

Area garden centers have the greenery and equipment so you can make a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home.

Kara (Gwynn Hawley) and her mom Jessie (Shaylyn Reed) connect with friends over Zoom in “A Miracle on 34th Street,” playing November 25-December 18 at the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville.
Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

“A Miracle of 34th Street” updates the Christmas classic to COVID-19 times. It opens Friday in Marysville.

Caption: Curbside delivery at Kindred Kitchen in Everett made cooking dinner a whole lot easier. (Jennifer Bardsley)
A quick trip to Everett helps put dinner on the table

Kindred Kitchen on Broadway offers delicious, affordable meal kits — supporting a local humanitarian cause.

Taxus baccata 'Standishii', commonly called Standishii golden yew, and the image credit goes to Richie Steffen.
Great Plant Pick: Columnar golden yew

This slow-growing evergreen creates a low-maintenance vertical element in the garden.

Stylized shapes, light wood, bold blocks of color and unusual construction are characteristics of modern furniture. This flame rocking chair shows all four.
Modern furniture took flight just after WWII ended

This rocking chair was auctioned to raise money for a group that preserves modern residential architecture.

May everyone around your table have peace this Thanksgiving

It’s not uncommon for the holiday season to be a complex mixture of sweet and salty flavors. But ultimately, it’s all about love.

Croatia’s romantic Rovinj has Venetian vibes, but a breezy charm that’s all its own.
Rick Steves’ Europe: From hill towns to harbors, Istria pleases

It’s an inviting mix of pungent truffles, Roman ruins, striking hill towns and pastel coastal villages.

American Cruise Lines protection plan isn’t protecting him

Edward Marks buys a “cancel for any reason” protection plan for his cruise. But when he has to cancel, he finds that it’s worthless. What went wrong?

Most Read