EEdmonds Heights K-12 received four top honors in yesterday’s 2014 5th Avenue Awards ceremony that honors high school musical theater. Edmonds Heights K-12 also took five “honorable mentions” in the statewide competition.
“Pippin,” directed by Shileah Corey, took the award for Outstanding Overall Musical. Corey is featured in a My Edmonds News exclusive interview here.
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role went to Edmonds Heights K-12 student Mariah Lotz for her role as Gingy the Sugar Plum Fairy in the production “Shrek the Musical,” also directed by Corey.
Edmonds Heights K-12 thespian Tyler Good received the top honor for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role for his portrayal of Pinocchio in “Shrek the Musical.”
Amelia Burnett of Edmonds Heights K-12 was recognized with a Special Honor for Student Achievement.
Edmonds Heights K-12, which performs on the stage of the Ballyhoo Theatre, also distinguished itself in the following Honorable Mention categories for “Shrek”: Music Direction, Choreography, Outstanding Direction, Hair and Makeup Design, and Performance by a Chorus.
Other Edmonds School District winners included:
Lynnwood High School student Kenadi Silcox, who was awarded Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role for her portrayal of Annie Oakley. Additionally, Lynnwood High School received an Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Orchestra category for its orchestration of “Annie Get Your Gun.”
Receiving an Honorable Mention for costume design was Mountlake Terrace High School for its production of “Sympathy Jones: The New Secret Agent Musical.”
According to The 5th Avenue Theatre, each academic year, “evaluators travel to schools across Washington — from large schools in urban districts, to those in small rural communities. Our mission is always the same: to recognize the work, talent and commitment that students, parents, and faculty devote to their school’s yearly musical productions, and to celebrate the value of high school [musical] theater programs.”
My Edmonds News offers the heartiest congratulations to the students, the educators, and staff who participated in this year’s musical theater.
— By Emily Hill