The 2013-2014 was the first time Z Center Stage opted to participate in Seattle's 5th Avenue High School Musical Theater Awards program.  After applying, we spent the spring readying ourselves to be adjudicated the very first weekend we opened in May!  After a lot of rehearsal, dance practices, painting with a lot of rainbow colors, and cutting things out with the jig saw, we were ready.  After that first weekend, we went on to give four more show the next weekend, and then waited until May 21st when the nominations were published on the 5th Avenue Education Facebook page.  When they finally came out after 5 p.m. we found we were nominated in multiple categories!

These are just the categories ZCSTC was in:

 Outstanding Direction        

  • Camas High School, Into the Woods
  • Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Kentridge High School, Godspell
  • Lewis and Clark High School, In the Heights
  • Liberty High School, The Wizard of Oz
  • Pasco High School, In the Heights
  • University High School, Urinetown
  • Zillah High School, Seussical

 Outstanding Scenic Design                 

Honorable Mention

  • A.C. Davis High School, Hairspray      
  • Eisenhower High School, Annie Get Your Gun      
  • Ferndale High School, Hairspray      
  • Kentwood High School, Hairspray      
  • Klahowya High School, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers       
  • Lewis and Clark High School, In the Heights
  • Timberline High School, Show Boat
  • Tumwater High School, Aida
  • Zillah High School, Seussical

Outstanding Lighting Design        

  • Camas High School, Into the Woods
  • Lewis and Clark High School, In the Heights
  • Liberty High School, The Wizard of Oz
  • Lynden Christian High School, Honk!
  • Nooksack Valley High School, Into the Woods
  • University High School, Urinetown
  • Zillah High School, Seussical

 Outstanding Costume Design                 

  • A.C. Davis High School, Hairspray      
  • Eisenhower High School, Annie Get Your Gun      
  • Hanford High School, Joseph and the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat      
  • Kentridge High School, Evita      
  • Lynden Christian High School, Honk!      
  • Sequim High School, Footloose      
  • University High School, Urinetown      
  • Zillah High School, Seussical      (Won!)

Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design                 

  • A.C. Davis High School, Hairspray      
  • Edmonds Heights K-12, Anne of Green Gables      
  • Glacier Peak High School, Bye Bye Birdie      
  • Hanford High School, Joseph and the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat      
  • Thomas Jefferson High School, Chicago      
  • University High School, Urinetown      
  • Zillah High School, Seussical                

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role       Honorable Mention

  • Mariah Lotz as Anne Shirley, Edmonds Heights K-12, Anneof Green Gables      
  • Inez Torrez as Maria, Grandview High School, WestSide Story      
  • Katie Evans as Janet Van der Graf, Hanford High School, The Drowsy Chaperone      
  • Kristen Ronhoude as Esther, The International School, Meet Me in St Louis      
  • Camie Watson as Tracy Turnblad, Kentwood High School, Hairspray      
  • Dalton Alden-Welfl as Millie, Klahowya High School, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers      
  • Aubrey Dangel as Witch, Lake Washington High School, Into the Woods      
  • Alice Hiemstra as Gertrude McFuzz, Zillah High School, Seussical                                                     

OutstandingPerformance by an Actress in a Supporting Role     HonorableMention

  • Nicole Coppola as Artful Dodger, AuburnRiverside High School, Oliver!      
  • Miya Higashiyama as Hodel, Bear CreekHigh School, Fiddler on the Roof      
  • Molly Bordeaux as Anita, Bellarmine Preparatory School, West Side Story      
  • Bailey Pangan as Frenchy, Decatur HighSchool, Grease      
  • Erin Wygant as Mae Peterson, Glacier Peak,Bye Bye Birdie       
  • MacKenzie Visser as Lina Lamont, Kentlake High School, Singin’ In The Rain      
  • Olivia Elizondo as Abuela Claudia, PascoHigh School, In the Heights      
  • Lauren Brown as Mama Morton, Thoma sJefferson High School, Chicago      
  • Meghan Fay as Little Red, Woodinville High School, Into the Woods      
  • Shelby Crossley as Sour Kangaroo, Zillah High School, Seussical      

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast             

  • RedmondHigh School, Edges                    
  • Kentridge High School, Godspell                    
  • Richland High School, Quilters                    
  • Olympic High School, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Zillah High School, Seussical      (Won--tied with Redmond High School)                              

 After the nominations, we had limited amounts of tickets to attend the Awards Show in Seattle.  Some of us went and some partied in Zillah to try to watch it via streaming video.  One of the first awards was for Best Costuming, followed very quickly by the Ensemble Award.  We were very excited about both:  the costuming award was a long time coming to our Mrs. Geffe, a volunteer that has been with ZCSTC since 1997; and the Ensemble Award honored our entire cast for their timing and work as a unit!  We had an excited group after all was said and done.

To watch the awards show, use the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AvAEvoP3qg

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