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State Theatre in Easton seeking evaluators for 2020 Freddy Awards

EASTON, Pa. - The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Inc. is seeking qualified volunteer Evaluators for the Freddy Awards program which awards excellence in the production of high school musical theatre.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 13, the State Theatre Center said in a news release.

The application can be found on the Freddy Awards website.

Introduced in 2003, the program sends Evaluators to review each of the approximately 30 high school musical productions entered throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties in PA, and in Warren County, NJ.

Evaluators will be expected to attend at least 14 shows during the season and must submit evaluation forms which cover 21 performance and production categories (i.e. Outstanding Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role, Outstanding Use of Scenery).

Nominations are announced in early May and followed in late May with a Tony Awards style ceremony at the State Theatre where nominees perform and award recipients are announced and presented with a Freddy Award. 

2020 marks the 18th Anniversary of the FREDDY(c) Awards program.

The 2020 ceremony will be broadcast live on 69.1 WFMZ-TV, Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. 

Candidates need to have extensive work experience in one of the arts disciplines and have a strong sense of objectivity. They must be able to effectively evaluate student performances and production values.

All candidates must be outstanding writers with the ability to effectively communicate their impressions in a constructive manner. Also, a candidate must already be an avid theatre-goer and should possess a wide knowledge of the canon of the American Musical Theatre. 

Anybody with questions can email Awards coordinator Frank Kutch at fkutch@statetheatre.org or call 610-258-7766 extension 202.

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