The 5th Avenue Theatre announced the nominees for the Annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards: Honoring High School Musical.
The Woodinville High School production of Mamma Mia! was nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Overall Musical, Choreography, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Stage Crew, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Mesgana Teklu as Donna, Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Andrew Kinsfather as Harry, and Performance by a Chorus.
The production received honorable mention in the following categories: Outstanding Direction, Music Direction, Orchestra, Costume Design, Hair and Makeup Design and Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Imaan Rajan as Tanya.
The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards allow musical theater students from across Washington State to meet, celebrate and honor the exceptional musical theater productions presented during the 2018/19 school year. This Tony Awards®-style annual ceremony was created by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry in 2003 to offer theater students the kind of support and recognition that accomplished high school athletes have received for decades.
Each year, high schools from across Washington State submit their musicals for consideration by The 5th Avenue Awards Committee. A panel of acclaimed theater professionals selected by the committee visits high school productions across the state from urban districts to rural communities as far away as Spokane, Sequim, Clarkston and Vancouver.
This year, nearly 2,050 high school students are expected to attend the ceremony, with nominated students and schools performing excerpts from their shows. These talented students will get a taste of what it’s like to perform in front of a packed house.