Katie, and all of her friends, have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of the Freddy nominees after the Nazareth Area High School Theatre Troupe's performance of "Singin' in the Rain" this year.
(A short history of the Freddy Awards: In 2003, the State Theatre Center for the Arts became the first performing arts center in the country to produce a live television show to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in local high school musical theater. The Freddy Awards are named after J. “Fred” Osterstock, the legendary “Fred the Ghost” of the State Theatre, who managed the company that owned the theatre from 1936 until his death in 1957.) To learn more about the Freddy's go HERE!The 2012 Freddy Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 24th.
They were announced live on Channel 69 news yesterday. Photographers from the Express Times were present at each high school to photograph the recipients' reactions, live! To see the article, go HERE!
Vanessa was the first to receive a nomination from Nazareth as outstanding performance by a featured dancer. This was everyone's reaction:
Miss Gwen was nominated for outstanding choreography!!
Tess was nominated for outstanding featured performance by an actress for her song "What's Wrong With Me?"
Ryan was nominated for outstanding performance by an actor in a leading role:
Mikeala was nominated for outstanding performance by an actress in a leading role:
Then the biggest and most wonderful surprise of all happened:
They announced the Student Achievement Award and The Express-Times Internship recipient and guess what? It was Katie!!!!!!!!
Here is her reaction:
Mind you, Katie never cries!! (I guess you can never say never . . .)
Congratulations to all of the nominees from Nazareth! The Fritchman clan is very happy for you!
**Photos are from the Express-Times