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2014 FREDDY Awards to Feature 31 Area Schools; Ceremony Set for 5/22

2014 FREDDY Awards to Feature 31 Area Schools; Ceremony Set for 5/22

The State Theatre Center for the Arts announces the 2014 FREDDY Awards, the 12th year of the program, recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey.

The 2014 program will feature 31 schools, the most in the programs history, and will include a first time appearance by Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School who will present In the Heights in April.

The list is www.freddyawards.org and can also be accessed through the FREDDY Awards iPhone application, available for free at iTunes. Check the web for updates and changes to ticket information.

The 2014 FREDDY Awards program will culminate in a 3-hour television awards ceremony on Thursday, May 22 from the State Theatre. Produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69, the show will be broadcast live from 7 PM - 10 PM on WFMZ and on the web at www.wfmz.com. Ed Hanna of WFMZ and Shelley Brown of the State Theatre will host the ceremony.

The FREDDY Awards broadcast has been honored two regional EMMY Awards, in 2005 & 2011, and has also received 3 additional EMMY Nominations, 6 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, including the 2008 Award for Outstanding Television Program Designed for Children, and 2 Associated Press Award for Public Affairs. The 2008 FREDDY program was the subject of a feature-length film documentary, Most Valuable Players, by Canyon Back Films, Los Angeles. Released in 2010, the documentary is part of Oprah Winfrey Network's (OWN) documentary film club which premiered in 2011, and is now available on DVD, Netflix and iTunes.

2014 FREDDY Awards High School Performances listed by date:

November 2013

Salisbury .............................. ( Curtains ) .................................. Nov. 8, 9 @ 7pm, Nov. 10 @ 2pm

February - March

Southern Lehigh ...... ( Shrek the Musical ) .... Feb. 26, 27, 28 & Mar. 1 @ 7:30pm, Mar. 2 @ 2 pm

Bangor Area ...................... ( Seussical ) ...................... Feb. 27, 28 @ 7pm & Mar. 1 @ 2pm & 7pm

Saucon Valley ........... ( Bye Bye Birdie ) ................. Feb. 27, 28 & Mar.1 @ 7:30pm, Mar. 2 @ 2pm

Moravian Academy ......... ( My Favorite Year ) .......... Feb. 28 & Mar. 1 @ 7:30pm, Mar. 2 @ 2 pm

Catasauqua Area ...................... ( Big River ) ............................ Mar. 6, 7, 8 @ 7pm, Mar. 9 @ 2pm

Northwestern Lehigh .................. ( Footloose ) ........................ Mar. 6, 7, 8 @ 7pm, Mar. 9 @ 2pm

Easton Area ( The Scarlet Pimpernel ) Mar. 7 @ 7:30pm, Mar. 8 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Mar. 9 @ 2:30pm

Northern Lehigh ( Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ) Mar. 14 @ 7pm, Mar. 15 @ 2pm & 7pm, Mar. 16 @ 2pm

Belvidere ....................... ( Pippin ) ..................... Mar. 14 @ 7:30pm, Mar. 15 @ 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Wilson Area ............... (Little Women, The Musical ) ............... Mar. 14, 15 @ 8pm, Mar. 16 @ 3pm

Emmaus ..... (Disney's Beauty and the Beast ) ...... Mar. 19, 20, 21 @ 7pm, Mar. 22 @ 2pm & 7pm

Liberty ........................................ ( Oliver! ) .................................................. Mar. 20, 21, 22 @ 7pm

Nazareth Area ...... ( Disney's Beauty and the Beast ) ...... Mar. 21, 22 @ 7:30pm, Mar. 23 @ 2pm;

Mar. 28, 29 @ 7:30pm, Mar. 30 @ 2pm

April

Dieruff .................................... ( Chicago ) ................................... Apr. 3, 4 @ 7pm & Apr. 5 @ 2pm

Warren Hills Regional ...................... ( Once Upon a Mattress ) ......................... Apr. 3, 4, 5 @ 7pm

Freedom ................................ (Crazy For You ) ......................... Apr. 3, 4, 5 @ 7pm, Apr. 6 @ 2pm

Northampton Area ..................... ( Bye Bye Birdie ) ....................................... Apr. 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30pm

Whitehall .......................... ( South Pacific ) ......................... Apr. 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30pm, Apr. 6 @ 2pm

North Warren Regional ........... ( The Who's Tommy ) .............. Apr. 4, 5 @ 7:30pm, Apr. 6 @ 2pm

Bethlehem Catholic ( The Pajama Game ) .... Apr. 4, 5 @ 7pm, Apr. 6 @ 2pm; Apr. 11, 12 @ 7pm

Parkland .... ( The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) ) ..... Apr. 9, 10, 11, 12 @ 7:30pm, Apr. 13 @ 3pm

Hackettstown ................... ( All Shook Up ) ........................ Apr. 10, 11, 12 @ 7pm, Apr. 13 @ 2pm

Warren County Tech. ( A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine ) Apr. 10, 11 @ 7pm,

Apr. 12 @ 2pm & 7pm, Apr. 13 @ 2pm

William Allen ........ (The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) ) ...... Apr. 10, 11, 12 @ 7pm, Apr. 13 @ 2pm

Notre Dame ........................ ( Sweeney Todd )......................................... Apr. 10, 11, 12 @ 7:30pm

Lehigh Valley Christian (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown ) Apr. 11 @ 7pm, Apr. 12 @ 2pm & 7pm

Phillipsburg ....................... ( Pippin ) ....................... Apr. 11 @ 7:30pm, Apr. 12 @ 2pm & 7:30pm

Pius X ..................... (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown ) ........................... Apr. 24, 25, 26 @ 7pm

Allentown Cent. Cath. (Annie Get Your Gun ) Apr. 24, 25 @ 7:30pm, Apr. 26 @ 2pm & 7:30pm

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School ........... ( In the Heights ) ................... Apr. 25 @ 7pm

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