On Monday June 6, the envelopes were opened and the winners revealed in the annual 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, a Tony-style event held in front of thousands of people at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
The annual musical theater awards honors high school drama programs throughout Washington state.
Of the total 23 awards given out for the 2010-11 school year, Hanford High School captured the greatest number with four, including Outstanding Overall Musical Production for its presentation of “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Kentridge High School and Mercer Island High School each brought home two awards. Fifteen more high schools were recognized with the remaining awards.
Among those 15 award winners, two schools tied in the Outstanding Music Direction category: Mountlake Terrace High School for “Quilters” and Kentridge High School for “Happy Days.” Also Stanwood High School won for Outstanding Lobby Display; the school performed “Bye Bye Birdie.”
Also Hannah Lake, from Edmonds Heights K-12, played Mrs. Bennett in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and won Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Kamiak High School did “Oklahoma!” and won in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Chorus.
For a complete list of winners go to the The 5th Avenue Theatre website.