Kentridge High School cast from ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ accepts its award. COURTESY PHOTO

Kentridge High School cast from ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ accepts its award. COURTESY PHOTO

Kentridge takes top honors for Outstanding Ensemble Cast at 5th Avenue Theatre Awards show

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:19pm
  • Life

The student lineup of Kentridge High School’s fall musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” was chosen Outstanding Ensemble Cast at the 17th annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards Honoring High School Musicals on Monday.

Kentridge shared the top honor with Enumclaw’s production of the same musical comedy.

The cast of 11 was comprised of nine Kentridge seniors, one junior and one freshman. Kentridge teacher Jennifer Grajewski directed the show. Kentridge choir teacher Catherine Robinson was the music director.

For the 2018-19 high school musical theater season, the 5th Avenue Theatre awards program had a record-setting 128 productions and 106 participating schools this year. A total of 167 nominations and 178 honorable mentions was given in various categories. The 21 categories included awards for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress and a variety of creative, design and offstage awards.

This year, 30 special honors awards were given for extraordinary student achievements and schools whose productions create an educational impact beyond the stage.

For a list of the winners, visit online.