EASTON, Pa. -

The 2012 Freddy Awards season will start Thursday with the first production of the spring.

Blair Academy will perform Sweeney Todd Thursday through Saturday. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

This year marks the 10th year of the program that honors the best of high school musical theater productions.

The 2012 Freddy Awards, FRED X,  will culminate in a three-hour television awards ceremony on Thursday, May 24 from the State Theatre in Easton.

Produced in partnership with 69-WFMZ-TV, the show will be broadcast live from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on WFMZ and streamed live on the web at WFMZ.com.