PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTThe cast of Parkland’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” sings one of the songs from the musical. Their effort paid off, winning a Freddy Award for Outstanding Overall Musical Production. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Reese Diaz as Quasimodo and Alex Atiyeh as Arch Deacon Dom Claude Frollo practice their lines from the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Copyright - © Ed Courrier
PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIERThe Freddy for Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra went to Parkland. Accepting the award are Claudia Coscia and Nina Johnson. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Accepting the Freddy for Outstanding Use of Scenery for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” are Gavin Snyder and Gianna Tully. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Parkland’s Reese Diaz and Alex Atiyeh are awarded the Freddy for Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance for “Sanctuary.” Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Parkland student Alex Atiyeh’s enthusiasm amazes Shelley Brown as the State Theatre’s CEO interviews him during a commercial break. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
At right, Kailey Kloiber from Parkland expresses her gratitude for the West Virginia University scholarship given to her during the Freddy Awards. Kloiber was the assistant stage manager and member of the build crew for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Two other students received scholarships to WVU, including Seneca Phillips McGraw from Moravian Academy, at left. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
The Freddy for Outstanding Chorus went to Parkland’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” with Hannah Parrish and Michael Mistler accepting the honor. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
The cast from Parkland’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” perform “Esmerelda” at the May 24 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre, Easton. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Accepting the Freddy for Outstanding Production Number for “The Bells of Notre Dame” from Parkland are Max Hakim and Elizabeth Gonzalez. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
‘Hunchback’ sweeps the Freddy Awards
Parkland High School thespians garnered the most Freddy Awards and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical for their presentation of the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” during the May 24 presentations at the State Theatre, Easton.
In addition, Parkland received Freddy Awards for:
·Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra;
·Outstanding Use of Scenery;
·Outstanding Chorus; and
·Outstanding Production Number for “The Bells of Notre Dame;
Parkland tied with Southern Lehigh, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” for Outstanding Stage Crew (In honor of Capt. Christopher Seifert); and
Reese Diaz and Alex Atiyeh received Freddy Awards for Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance for their character portrayals “Sanctuary.”
Diaz received a Freddy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Quasimodo and brought home a DeSales University Scholarship.
Diaz and Meghan Altemose of Saucon Valley each received the Mowad Turf Specialists Cash Award.
In the Specialty Awards category, Kailey Kloiber tied with Seneca Phillips McGraw of Moravian Academy for a West Virginia Scholarship in Theater Design-Technology.
Parkland, along with Hackettstown and Northern Lehigh high schools was awarded the R. Richard Knauss Foundation Cash Award.