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And here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… on May 25, 2023, we celebrate our FREDDY© Awards’ 21st Anniversary year with a return to the big stage, live and in person, once again shining the spotlight on our talented high school students. We are beyond thrilled to be back together under one roof and are planning our most exciting program yet!

The State Theatre will recognize and reward excellence in both the performance and production of local high school musicals. This year 29 high school are part of the program. We are so proud of these incredible students! Since its inception in 2003, over 57,000 students have participated in the awesome FREDDY© program, creating lifelong friendships and endless memories, gaining life and career skills, and having the exhilarating opportunity to perform on the State Theatre’s magical stage. In that time, over $1.8 million in college scholarships, paid internships and community awards have been presented to participating students and their schools.

Because of the FREDDY© program, awareness of the importance of the arts in schools has been raised significantly, and the benefits to the student have been profound. The program has been referred to as the ‘Superbowl of the Performing Arts,’ and it is truly life-changing for students in our region. With this in mind, we are asking for your help in bringing this one-of-a-kind program to our community.

The State Theatre is a non-profit organization. As you can imagine, the cost of producing a program of this magnitude is staggering. The State Theatre does not profit from producing the FREDDY© Awards and we need the help of everyone in our community to make it happen each year. YOU can make a meaningful difference with a donation to the FREDDY© program! Your tax-deductible contribution of any size to the State Theatre FREDDY© Awards will go directly to support the program and the students it serves. We hope you will enjoy great satisfaction in knowing that you are helping to sustain this wonderful program that benefits so many students in our region.