It was a full house Thursday night for the tenth annual Freddy Awards at the State Theatre in Easton. They've worked all year long dancing and practicing, and it was the hottest ticket in town.
The stakes were high with 29 different musicals up for awards. Hundreds of students from three counties sat with anticipation waiting to hear their names called.
It's a night to honor the best in high school musical theater. The evening was full of glitz and glamour and giving Broadway a run for its money.
From every tip of the hat and flick of the whiskers, there was no lack of talent.
Making this a very special tenth anniversary show.
"Ten years of the Freddy Awards proving that the Lehigh Valley is the best place to be for the arts and be in high school musical theater," said co-host Shelley Brown.
A total of 21 awards were up for grabs and Freedom High School led the pack with 17 nominations coming into the night. The production danced it's way to six Freddy's including outstanding production number.
The award for outstanding small ensemble performance took an unusual twist.
"Now before I say who the Freddy goes to you have to know something very special about this category. There was a tie."
Emmaus High School and Notre Dame High School walked away winners for that one.
The award for Outstanding performance by a lead actor went to Matt Gurniak from Allentown Central Catholic for his role in Seussical.
"I just want to thank God for blessing me with all my talents and gifts and for my parents for always believing in me and supporting me."
Hannah Arnold from Freedom High School pulled in outstanding lead actress for her performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
"I was not expecting this."
Allentown Central Catholic and its production of Seussical took home outstanding overall production by a smaller school.
And finally it was time for the big winner of the night. Freedom High School won outstanding production of a musical for Thoroughly Modern Millie.
If you missed the show, we are airing again Saturday night at 7PM right here on WFMZ-TV.