is among a record number of 30 schools that will be participating in the State Theatre's 2012 Freddy Awards, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
The State Theatre on Wednesday released the list of participating schools, including Salisbury's return after opting out last year, and Nazareth High School's entry for the first time.
The Freddy Awards recognizes accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as Warren County, N.J.
featuring Abbey Eichorn, Joseph Skibbens and Alan Mendez, in October. In 2010, Salisbury student Thomas Walters was nominated for a Freddy for outstanding performance by a featured male ensemble member in the school’s production of “State Fair.” Salisbury also opted out of participating in the Freddy Awards in 2008.
A list of the participating schools, along with their productions and performance dates, is available at www.freddyawards.org, and can also be accessed through the Freddy Awards iPhone application, available for free at iTunes.
The program will culminate on Thursday, May 24, in a three-hour televised awards ceremony from the State Theatre in Easton.