The Northern Lehigh Little Theatre is proud to announce that this years spring musical production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the recent recipient of five Freddy Award© nominations. The Freddy Awards is an annual ceremony presented by the State Theatre Center for the Arts and WFMZ Channel 69 which recognizes and rewards outstanding achievement in local high school musical theatre. Northern Lehigh High School's production, which ran four shows through March 14th, 15th, and 16th, was honored with nominations for Outstanding Overall Production by a Smaller School and Outstanding Stage Crew while individual recognition was given to several cast members in various award categories.
Sophomore Kasey Wayda was among the nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member while senior Aidan Burke received an Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor nomination for his leading role as Freddy Benson. In addition, senior Brie Williams earned her second nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer, having previously been recognized in the same category for 2011's Once On This Island.
The Northern Lehigh Little Theatre would like to congratulate the talented cast and crew of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for its four exceptional performances and its five well-deserved Freddy nominations. The results of the Freddy Awards© will be announced during a three-hour live television presentation airing Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on WFMZ Channel 69.
In addition to its recent Freddy Awards© recognition, the Northern Lehigh Little Theatre is pleased to announce that its 2015 spring musical will be The Wedding Singer, a stage adaptation of the hit 1998 Adam Sandler comedy. Set in the year 1985, The Wedding Singer tells the story of Robbie Hart, New Jerseys favorite wedding entertainer, who is unexpectedly left at the altar by his own fiancee. The show features a high-energy 80s pop/rock soundtrack that is expected to delight and thrill audiences of all ages. Originally performed on Broadway in 2006, The Wedding Singer musical was written by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, with music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin.
Performances will be held in the Northern Lehigh High School auditorium beginning on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., continuing Friday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 14th with a 2:00 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m. evening performance. The shows run will conclude with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 15th, 2015. Mr. Nicholas Sander, who previously helmed the Freddy Award©-nominated Little Shop of Horrors and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, will return to direct The Wedding Singer.
Click here to view the teaser poster for Northern Lehigh Little Theatre's 2015 production of The Wedding Singer. The theatre company is expected to announce the title of its 2014 Fall Play within the coming months.
The Wedding Singer is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019; Phone: 212-541-4684; Fax: 212-397-4684. For more info on show licensing, please visit www.MTIShows.com.