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The State Theatre Center for the Arts announces the 2018 FREDDY© Awards, the 16th year of the program, recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey.


The 2018 FREDDY© Awards program will culminate in a 3-hour television awards ceremony on Thursday, May 24 from the State Theatre.  Produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69, the show will be broadcast live from 7 PM – 10 PM on WFMZ and on the web at www.wfmz.com.   Tickets to the Ceremony on May 24th are made available to participating schools first.  If any tickets remain, they will go on sale to the public on Mon, May 21 at 10 am.


The FREDDY© Awards broadcast has been honored two regional EMMY Awards, in 2005 & 2011, and has also received 5 additional EMMY Nominations, 6 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, including the 2008 Award for Outstanding Television Program Designed for Children, and 6 Associated Press Award for Public Affairs. The 2008 FREDDY© program was the subject of a feature-length film documentary, Most Valuable Players, by Canyon Back Films, Los Angeles. Released in 2010, the documentary is part of Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) documentary film club which premiered in 2011, and is available on DVD and streaming on Netflix.


Scholarships & Community Awards

Since 2003, over $1,000,000 in college scholarships, paid internships and community awards have been awarded to FREDDY© Award’s participating students. For a current list of opportunities visit http://freddyawards.org/scholarships-community-awards. 2018 Scholarships and Community Awards will be posted as confirmed.