Ridgefield High School received nominations in four categories in this year’s 5th Avenue Awards for its musical production of Footloose. The nominations were released on May 22 by The 5th Avenue Theatre.
Now in its sixteenth year, the 5th Avenue Awards honors outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre production throughout Washington state. Out of this year’s field of 119 high school productions, RHS’ Footloose received two Honorable Mentions and two nominations for Outstanding Performance awards.
Lily Ray, a junior, played Ariel Moore and received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
Calvin Lieurance, a senior, played Ren McCormack and received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Max Kunetz, a senior, played Chuck Cranston and is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role.
Ridgefield High School’s Chorus is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Chorus. Kudos goes to the hard work of the group and the leadership of RHS’ amazing student assistant choreographer, Callie Stenersen, a junior.
“I am incredibly proud of these students and their hard work!” said Kaitlyn Etter, Theater Arts Director at View Ridge Middle School and Ridgefield High School. “Go Spudder Theatre!”
The 16th Annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards will be presented on Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.