And the 2018 5th Avenue Award Nominees Are…

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The 5th Avenue Theatre spreads the joy of musicals to even the youngest members of our community—from kids in the far corners of our state to the teens right here in our own backyard. By growing a community of musical lovers who see and participate in performances early and often, we ensure a vibrant future for tomorrow’s audiences.

That’s why we created The 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater. Now in its sixteenth year, this Tony Awards®-style event was created to celebrate theater students with the kind of support and recognition that accomplished high school athletes have received for decades.

Congratulations to all! This year, our evaluators saw 119 productions, each and every one of which was worthy of our applause. Here are the nominees and recipients for the 2018 5th Avenue Awards. The awards will be presented on June 11, 2018.

Outstanding Overall Musical
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Ferndale High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Hanford High School, Curtains
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Prairie High School, Pippin
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Stanwood High School, Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Direction
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Eastside Catholic School, Seussical
Hanford High School, Curtains
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Lynden Christian School, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Decatur High School, Assassins
Ferndale High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Hoquiam High School, Cry-Baby
Kentridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
The Overlake School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Prairie High School, Pippin
Stanwood High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz
Thomas Jefferson High School, Seussical

Outstanding Music Direction
Everett High School, Calvin Berger
Ferndale High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Hanford High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Thomas Jefferson High School, Seussical
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

 Honorable Mention
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Prairie High School, Pippin
Puyallup High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, City of Angels
Sequim High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Stadium High School, Guys and Dolls
Timberline High School, Xanadu
Woodinville High School, Les Misérables

Outstanding Choreography
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Kentridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Prairie High School, Pippin
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Thomas Jefferson High School, Seussical
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Cashmere High School, Hello, Dolly!
Clarkston High School, Bring It On: The Musical
Eastlake High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Everett High School, 42nd Street
Ferndale High School, Fiddler on the Roof
The Overlake School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Peninsula High School, Seussical
Redmond High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Stanwood High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Yelm High School, Zombie Prom

Outstanding Orchestra
Eastlake High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Hanford High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Inglemoor High School, Anything Goes
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Peninsula High School, Seussical
Skyline High School, Xanadu
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Timberline High School, Xanadu
Walla Walla High School, Bells Are Ringing

Honorable Mention
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Decatur High School, Assassins
Ferndale High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Liberty High School, Guys and Dolls
Lynnwood High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Meadowdale High School, Legally Blonde
Stadium High School, Guys and Dolls
WF West High School, Shrek The Musical

Outstanding Scenic Design
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Clarkston High School, Bring It On: The Musical
Ferndale High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Hanford High School, Curtains
Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Auburn High School, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Capital High School, Seussical
Eisenhower High School, Seussical
Gig Harbor High School, Guys and Dolls
Glacier Peak High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Liberty High School, Guys and Dolls
Lynden Christian School, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Woodinville High School, Les Misérables

Outstanding Lighting Design
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Hanford High School, Curtains
Prairie High School, Pippin
Stanwood High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Timberline High School, Xanadu
West Valley High School, Godspell

Honorable Mention
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Clarkston High School, Bring It On: The Musical
Glacier Peak High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Grandview High School, Give My Regards to Broadway
Heritage High School, 1776
Juanita High School, The Addams Family
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Sehome High School, Annie
Wenatchee High School, The Little Mermaid

Outstanding Costume Design
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Cashmere High School, Hello, Dolly!
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Kentlake High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Newport High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Prairie High School, Pippin
Sequim High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Arlington High School, Seussical
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Burlington-Edison High School, Bye Bye Birdie
Decatur High School, Assassins
Edmonds Heights K-12, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Moses Lake High School, The Addams Family
Skyline High School, Xanadu
Sultan High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Juanita High School, The Addams Family
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, City of Angels
Skyline High School, Xanadu
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Thomas Jefferson High School, Seussical
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Auburn Riverside High School, The Addams Family
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Harrison Preparatory School, Seussical
Kentlake High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Peninsula High School, Seussical
Prairie High School, Pippin
Sequim High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Timberline High School, Xanadu

Outstanding Stage Crew
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Capital High School, Seussical
Glacier Peak High School, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hanford High School, Curtains
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Prairie High School, Pippin
Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz
Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical

Honorable Mention
Auburn Mountainview High School, Emma! A Pop Musical
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Juanita High School, The Addams Family
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Mountlake Terrace High School, The Robber Bridegroom
Stadium High School, Guys and Dolls
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer
Woodinville High School, Les Misérables

Outstanding Lobby Display
Arlington High School, Seussical
Blaine High School, Shoe
Edmonds Heights K-12, Working
Eisenhower High School, Seussical
Ferndale High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Kentridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
Klahowya High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Capital High School, Seussical
Eastside Catholic School, Seussical
Glacier Peak High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Harrison Preparatory School, Seussical
HM Jackson High School, Hello, Dolly!
Inglemoor High School, Anything Goes
Lincoln High School, Sister Act
Marysville Pilchuck High School, The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Marina Pierce as Rosa Bud, Edmonds Heights K-12, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Hannah Fewel as Audrey, Hanford High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Sophia Mendez as Deloris van Cartier, Lake Stevens High School, Sister Act
Elle Fisher as Elle Woods, Meadowdale High School, Legally Blonde
Mallorie Mendoza as Leading Player, Prairie High School, Pippin
Lexie Love as Kala, Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Lacey Krueger as Jojo, Thomas Jefferson High School, Seussical
Cassie Dixon as Ella Peterson, Walla Walla High School, Bells Are Ringing

Honorable Mention
Chloe Millard as Jo, Eastmont High School, Little Women
Lillybeth Held as Reno Sweeney, Inglemoor High School, Anything Goes
Kennedy Miller as Lady of the Lake, Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Maleah Haverly as Sarah Brown, Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Lily Ray as Ariel Moore, Ridgefield High School, Footloose
Asia Selah as Olive, Stadium High School, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Callahan Gillispie as Dorothy, Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz
Haley Paine as Miss Adelaide, Tumwater High School, Guys and Dolls
Mesgana Yosief as Eponine, Woodinville High School, Les Misérables

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Zach Forbes as Scrooge, Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Matthew Wittress as The Cat in the Hat, Eastside Catholic School, Seussical
Alberto Lechuga as Horton the Elephant, Eisenhower High School, Seussical
Daniel Geiszler as Quasimodo, Glacier Peak High School, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Jake Isom as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, Hanford High School, Curtains
Rafael de Leon as Harold Hill, Redmond High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Brady Magruder as Robbie, University High School, The Wedding Singer
Mason Atwood as Robbie, Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Rylan Fischer as Chairman, Edmonds Heights K-12, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Tru Stites as Seymour, Hanford High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Matthew Triplett as Gomez, Juanita High School, The Addams Family
Mitchell Beard as Sir Robin, Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Kyler Granados as Sky Masterson, Liberty High School, Guys and Dolls
Payton Borland as Nathan Detroit, Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Calvin Lieurance as Ren McCormack, Ridgefield High School, Footloose
Spencer Hawkins as Man in Chair, University High School, The Drowsy Chaperone

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Kendall Cavin as Paulette, Aberdeen High School, Legally Blonde
Rachel Faria as Harriet, Auburn Mountainview High School, Emma! A Pop Musical
McKenna Webb as Wednesday, Auburn Riverside High School, The Addams Family
Alyssa Garcia as Harriet, Holy Names Academy, Emma! A Pop Musical
Amanda Ades as Ursula, Kentlake High School, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Jaidyn Lam as Bobbi/Gabby, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, City of Angels
Jessica Furnstahl as Scarecrow/Hunk, Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz
Mallory Carbon as Holly, University High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Julia Wyman as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Christiannel Maningat as The Tin Man, Franklin High School, The Wiz
Shannon Lavelle as Sister Mary Robert, Lake Stevens High School, Sister Act
Gabrielle Bond as Mother Superior, Lincoln High School, Sister Act
Peyton Terpstra as Spiker, Lynden Christian School, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Abbie Apana as Salome, Mountlake Terrace High School, The Robber Bridegroom
Lauren Santistevan as Lumiere, Omak High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Audrey Hughes as Smitty, Sequim High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Heaven Luna as Linda, Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Cullen Blaise as Dennis, Archbishop Murphy High School, All Shook Up
Omar Shafiuzzaman as Orin, Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Tim Clarke as Cornelius Hackl, Cashmere High School, Hello, Dolly!
Tristan Nelson as Sir Dennis Galahad, Enumclaw High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
Connor McKenna as Lumiere, Newport High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Chase Peterson as Orin et al, Hanford High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Edwin Hammarlund as Evelyn Oakleigh, Inglemoor High School, Anything Goes
Alex Southwick as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Tumwater High School, Guys and Dolls

Honorable Mention
Clayton Lukens as Mr. Mushnik, Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Gio Navarro as Samuel Byck, Decatur High School, Assassins
Nate Ness as Julian Marsh, Everett High School, 42nd Street
Keaton Casper as Moonface Martin, Inglemoor High School, Anything Goes
Jason Bui as Patsy, Kentridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
T.S. Wolff as Lazar Wolf, Klahowya High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Mason Rainer as Lord Farquaad, Nooksack Valley High School, Shrek The Musical
Damon Little as Bud Frump, Sequim High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Dillon Clare as George, Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role
Abbey Barney as Gingy, Cavelero Mid High School, Shrek The Musical
Cassidy Spencer as Bridget, Clarkston High School, Bring It On: The Musical
Lucy Guyer as Anytime Annie, Everett High School, 42nd Street
Shelby Lubow as Grandma, Juanita High School, The Addams Family
Sara Leste as LeFou, Lake Washington High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Sara Newman as Babette, Newport High School, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Jezele Chamberlain as Dragon, Nooksack Valley High School, Shrek The Musical
Lily Staton as Oolie, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, City of Angels

Honorable Mention
Cara Pedrosa as Neleus, AC Davis High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Stevie Bono as The Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag, Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Katie Bean as Patty Simcox, Cedarcrest High School, Grease
Elli Delzer as Aunt March, Eastmont High School, Little Women
Gabi Marshall as Ashley, Holy Names Academy, Emma! A Pop Musical
Victoria Steward as Kitty, Marysville Pilchuck High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
Katie Dreessen as Vivienne, Meadowdale High School, Legally Blonde
Emily Brickwedel as Admiral Boom/Mrs. Corry, North Mason High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Devin Reed as Angie, Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role
Cristian Ramirez as Park Keeper, AC Davis High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Conor Breen as General Ghengis Khan Schmitz, Eastside Catholic School, Seussical
Griffen Gonzales as French Taunter/Black Knight, Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Elijah Yale as Historian/Not Dead Fred/French Taunter/Black Knight, Kentridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
Thane Boersma as Earthworm, Lynden Christian School, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
Max Kunetz as Chuck Cranston, Ridgefield High School, Footloose
Samuel Flores as Mayor, Thomas Jefferson High School, Seussical
Josh Eagle as Bishop, Woodinville High School, Les Misérables

Honorable Mention
Aidan Yolo as Mayor, Eisenhower High School, Seussical
Marley Epperly as Charles Thomson, Heritage High School, 1776
Ya’am Zahavy-Mittleman as Henry T. Dobson/Sailor, Inglemoor High School, Anything Goes
Bruce Vaughan as The Knight of Ni/Galahad’s Mother/Guard 1, Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Max Kendall as Herbert, Kentridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
Spencer Langston as Harry the Horse, Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Raviv Cohen as Zeus, Skyline High School, Xanadu
Lau Kau Tome as Big Jule, Stadium High School, Guys and Dolls
Josiah Cowart as Emerald City Guard, Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz
Cameron Werenberger as FDR, Zillah High School, Annie

Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Non-Singing Role
Payton Ives as Shoe, Blaine High School, Shoe
Eleanor Molver as Leopard, Glacier Peak High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Kayla Morrison as Historian, Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Akela Hunter as Lt. Brannigan, Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Daniel Zielke as Mayor Shinn, Puyallup High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Brendan Bibby as Mayor Shinn, Redmond High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Michael Finch as Douglas Panch, Stadium High School, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Emily Hill as Aunt Em, Sumner High School, The Wizard of Oz

Honorable Mention
Patric Haerle as Kyle, Aberdeen High School, Legally Blonde
Kellan Goering as Gen. Cartwright, Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Quinn Ketcherside as Milky White, Mount Rainier High School, Into the Woods
Jake Bennett as Clayton, Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical
Dalton Elliott as Lt. Brannigan, Tumwater High School, Guys and Dolls
Drew Hollopeter as Dr. Kitchell, Walla Walla High School, Bells Are Ringing
Trevor Kytola as Blake Barton, Walla Walla High School, Bells Are Ringing

Outstanding Performance by a Chorus
Bellarmine Preparatory School, A Christmas Carol The Musical
Kentridge High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot
Monroe High School, Guys and Dolls
Prairie High School, Pippin
Ridgefield High School, Footloose
Sequim High School, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Stanwood High School, Fiddler on the Roof
Wenatchee High School, The Wedding Singer

Honorable Mention
Arlington High School, Seussical
Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Everett High School, Calvin Berger
Hanford High School, Little Shop of Horrors
Kamiak High School, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, City of Angels
Woodinville High School, Les Misérables

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group
The Urchins, Camas High School, Little Shop of Horrors
The Urchins, Hanford High School, Little Shop of Horrors
The Nuns, Lake Stevens High School, Sister Act
The Nuns, Lincoln High School, Sister Act
The Insects, Lynden Christian School, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
The Quartet, Puyallup High School, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
The Apes, Tahoma High School, Tarzan The Stage Musical

Honorable Mention
The Waiters, Cashmere High School, Hello, Dolly!
The Burger Palace Boys, Cedarcrest High School, Grease
The Bird Girls, Eastside Catholic School, Seussical
Mr. and Mrs. Mayor, Eastside Catholic School, Seussical
The Waiters, HM Jackson High School, Hello, Dolly!
The Wickersham Brothers, Peninsula High School, Seussical
The Muses, Skyline High School, Xanadu
The Whos, Thomas Jefferson High School, Seussical

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Blaine High School, Shoe
Decatur High School, Assassins
Edmonds Heights K-12, Working
Everett High School, Calvin Berger
Heritage High School, 1776

 Honorable Mention
Bainbridge High School, Rent, School Edition
Grandview High School, Give My Regards to Broadway
Marysville Pilchuck High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
West Valley High School, Godspell

Special Honors: Educational Impact
Capital High School, Seussical
Cashmere High School, Hello, Dolly!
Mercer Island High School, 9 to 5
Peninsula High School, Seussical
Stadium High School, Guys and Dolls
Sunnyside High School, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins

Special Honors: Student Achievement
AC Davis……Delaney Lust
Blaine High School……Tia Mitchell
Cashmere High School ……Kaylee Wise
Decatur High School ……Klara Woodruff
Gig Harbor High School ……Bri Roppolo
Glacier Peak High School ……Erik Ortiz
Hockinson High School ……Isaac Goin
Hoquiam High School ……Chaela Watkins
Juanita High School ……Sarah Baker
Kentridge High School ……McKenna Minister
Klahowya Secondary School …… Sarah Slane
Meadowdale High School ……Kateara Utley
Mercer Island High School ……Sophie Kelly-Hedrick
The Overlake School ……Kate McConnell
Peninsula High School ……Sydneyrose Gillis
Rogers High School …..Morgan Holady
Stadium High School ……Ethan Gebauer
Wenatchee High School ……Natalee Aalgaard
West Valley High School ……Matthew Blanchard
Yelm High School ……Matthew Tolar

Special Honor: Outstanding Educator
Kristin Glaeser, Walla Walla High School

Special Honor: Outstanding Parent Support
Meadowdale High School

 

 

 

9 comments on “And the 2018 5th Avenue Award Nominees Are…”

    1. At least 3 schools in Seattle have nominations! (Seattle Academy, Holy Names Academy, and Franklin High School- plus possibly a few other high schools that I did not recognize). And lots more high schools in the greater Seattle area were nominated. It is good to see the 5th Ave recognizing schools from all over the state instead of just schools that are geographically close to the theatre 🙂

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    2. I am a retired theatre teacher with 41 years of experience and have seen this program up close. It is a flawed selection process and political bias does sometimes occur. This helps promote theatre programs in the state but it does mean that some programs get overlooked. How can you possibly see all of the musicals as a judge when most of them occur at the same time? So the judges review their findings and advocate what they see and sometimes it comes down on who is the most convincing. Notice that Roosevelt High School scheduled their musical past the deadline. That was after the 1st year when their nationally recognized teacher saw the flaw in the system. We should applaud all high school theatre programs and discover a better way in going about selection and support of these programs.

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