Freddy Awards Celebration
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2023 – 7 PM
STATE THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
WATCH IT ON WFMZ CHANNEL 69 OR STREAM AT WWW.WFMZ.COM
The FREDDY© Awards program is designed to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theatre in local high schools. The 3-hour LIVE broadcast includes a stellar opening number, performances by nominated musicals, actors and actresses, and presentation of the 2023 FREDDY© Awards in 23 award categories.
The State Theatre’s FREDDY© Awards is the only high school musical awards program in the nation that produces a live television show. The telecast has received numerous broadcast awards, including Mid-Atlantic EMMY©s in 2005, 2011, & 2019.
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.
In The Spotlight
It is estimated that this program directly affects over 2,900 students in our area each year. In addition, hundreds of thousands of people experience the students’ hard work and dedication to theater arts by enjoying the FREDDY© Awards Ceremony, which is broadcast live on WFMZ Channel 69.