Student thespians from area high schools gathered under the State Theatre spotlights for the 2023 Freddy Awards on May 25.
Parkland High School’s “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” garnered four wins.
These include Outstanding Use of Costumes, Outstanding Use of Choreography and Musical Staging.
Addison Treat was presented with the Freddy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member for her role as Aunt Eller.
Receiving the Freddy for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer was Gabriela Baran as Dream Laurey in Parkland’s production.
Baran was also awarded a three-week scholarship for the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet/Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Summer Dance Intensive.
PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIER At center, Emily Bachl sings a short solo during the 2023 Freddy Awards opening number. Bachl was nominated for two Freddys for her role as Laurey Williams in Parkland's Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!”
Addison Treat joyfully gives thanks when presented with the Freddy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member for her performance as Aunt Eller.
The Freddy for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer goes to Gabriela Baran for her Dream Laurey dance performance.
Sara Holland and Rachel Rippke are thrilled to accept the Freddy for Outstanding Use of Costumes.
Gabriella Gavirati and Gabriela Baran accept the Outstanding Use of Choreography on behalf of Parkland's production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!”
Parkland's full company performs the title song from “Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!” at the Freddy Awards May 25.
Nominated for the Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Freddy Award, Emily Bachl solos during a medley of songs with fellow nominees during the May 24 dress rehearsal.
Eric Wood, up for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance of Curly McLain, takes his turn during a song medley May 25.