The 5th Avenue Award nominees are …

Auburn’s musical productions, casts are up for honors

Auburn High School’s Elisha Chambers

Auburn’s musical productions, casts are up for honors

For the Reporter

Several Auburn-area high school musical theater productions and cast members were nominated for recognition at the sixth annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards.

The Tony Award-style event is set for 7 p.m. on June 9 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., downtown Seattle.

The program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, allows drama students from around the state to meet, celebrate and honor exceptional musical theater productions presented during the current school year.

Woodinville High received 15 nominations for their production of “Good News.” Kentridge received 14 nominations for their productions of “Little Me, She Loves Me” and “Mack and Mabel.”

Thomas Jefferson’s “The Wiz” was nominated in several categories.

Auburn Riverside’s “Children of Eden” also was nominated for several awards. The cast’s Stephanie Range was nominated for her outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role.

Auburn High’s Thaddeus Wilson was nominated for his outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

An estimated 2,500 high school students are expected to attend, along with their families and friends. Tickets are available by contacting the drama departments of the nominated schools.

Auburn-area nominees include:

Outstanding overall musical production: Thomas Jefferson High School, The Wiz; outstanding direction: Jefferson, The Wiz; outstanding music direction: Auburn Riverside High, Working; outstanding scenic design: honorable mention, Jefferson, The Wiz; outstanding lighting design: Auburn Riverside, Children of Eden; outstanding costume design: Jefferson, The Wiz; outstanding hair and make-up design: Jefferson, The Wiz; outstanding stage crew: Jefferson, The Wiz; outstanding lobby display: Jefferson, The Wiz; outstanding program design: The Wiz; outstanding performance by an actor in a leading role: honorable mention, Daniel Schreiner as Father, Auburn Riverside’s Children of Eden; outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role: Stefanie Range as Yonah, Riverside’s Children of Eden; outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role: Thaddeus Wilson as Audrey II, Auburn’s Little Shop of Horrors; Isaiah Parker as The Scarecrow, Jefferson’s The Wiz; outstanding performance by an actress in a featured ensemble role: Aimee Hong as Auntie Em, Jefferson’s The Wiz; outstanding performance by an ensemble group: The Cubicle Cuties, Auburn Riverside’s Working; outstanding performance by a chorus: Jefferson, The Wiz; special honors, outstanding performance by an ensemble cast: Auburn Riverside, Working; special honors, educational impact: Auburn Riverside, Children of Eden

A complete list is available at www.5thavenue.org/education/highschoolawards-2008.aspx

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