Local high schools nominated for 5th Avenue Theater awards

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The Mountlake Terrace High School production of Little Shop of Horrors, presented in the school theater last January, received an honorable mention for Outstanding Direction from the 5th Avenue Theater Awards on Tuesday. (File photo by Doug Petrowski)

The 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle announced its 2019 5th Avenue Theater Awards nominations and honorable mentions on Tuesday with productions from three local high schools getting nods.

The orchestra for Meadowdale High School’s production of Little Women has been nominated in the Outstanding Orchestra category. The production also received honorable mentions for Outstanding Choreography and for Victoria Forguson’s performance in the role of Aunt March.

Other honorable mentions handed out by the 5th Avenue Theater include Outstanding Direction for Mountlake Terrace High School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors and Outstanding Hair & Makeup Design for Edmonds-Heights K-12 production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

The awards committee also gave a Special Honors – Student Achievement award to Sophie Stocker at Meadowdale High School for her efforts in the school’s drama department.

Award adjudicators took in 128 high school musical productions from throughout Washington state this school year to come up with their nominations, honors and honorable mentions. The awards will be presented at the 5th Avenue Theater on June 3.

2019 5th Avenue Theater Awards Nominations, Honorable Mentions (Edmonds School District schools):

Outstanding Orchestra nomination – Meadowdale High School, Little Women

Outstanding Hair & Makeup Design honorable mention – Edmonds-Heights K-12, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role honorable mention – Victoria Forguson as Aunt March, Meadowdale High School, Little Women

Outstanding Direction honorable mention – Mountlake Terrace High School, Little Shop of Horrors

Outstanding Chirography honorable mention – Meadowdale High School, Little Women

Special Honors – Student Achievement – Sophie Stocker, Meadowdale High School

— By Doug Petrowski

3 Replies to “Local high schools nominated for 5th Avenue Theater awards”

  1. Congrats to the area high school for their theatre awards and nominations. The arts are vital parts of a total education as we STEAM forward supporting our students.

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  2. I hope and pray that in dealing with budget issues in the school district, that they don’t eliminate performing arts programs. They are an important and necessary part of our children’s education.

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    1. The Drama teacher at Meadowdale HS has been let go. Please go to the District board meeting to share your concerns. We need to show the board how important the arts are to these kids!!

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