Shrek Cast Photo

Congratulations to Sammamish and Newport theatre students who were recognized in this year’s 5th Avenue awards.  In order to be selected as nominees and honorable mentions, 5th Avenue Theatre sends evaluators to the school’s production, where they make notes, provide feedback and judge the show in all aspects from costume to choreography to lighting.  This year there were 122 productions from more than 100 schools, making it the biggest year ever.  The students will be recognized and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 12 at Benaroya Hall.

BSD productions were nominated in the following categories:

Outstanding Lobby Display
Newport High School, Guys and Dolls

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Julie Guinasso as Miss Adelaide, Newport High School, Guys and Dolls

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew Hervey as Shrek, Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
James Fahey as Farquaad, Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical

Special Honors: Student Achievement
Matthew Hervey, Sammamish High School

Honorable Mentions

Outstanding Direction
Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical

Outstanding Lighting Design
Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical

Outstanding Costume Design
Newport High School, Guys and Dolls

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nathan Vincenti as Donkey, Sammamish High School, Shrek The Musical

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