‘Footloose’ earns 5th Avenue Award nominations for Ridgefield students

Musical theater awards will be presented during a ceremony June 11

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield High School students have been rewarded for their work on a musical production of “Footloose” in the form of nominations in four categories for this year’s 5th Avenue Awards.

Lily Ray
Lily Ray

The nominations for the prestigious awards were announced May 22 by The 5th Avenue Theatre, which for 16 years has honored outstanding achievements in high school musical theatre throughout Washington.

Calvin Lieurance
Calvin Lieurance

Out of 119 high school productions submitted for the awards, Ridgefield High School’s production of “Footloose” garnered two honorable mentions and two nominations for Outstanding Performance awards.

Those to be honored include:

  • Lily Ray, a junior, played Ariel Moore and received an honorable mention for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
  • Max Kunetz
    Max Kunetz

     Calvin Lieurance, a senior, played Ren McCormack and received an honorable mention for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

  •  Max Kunetz, a senior, played Chuck Cranston and is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role.
  • Ridgefield High School’s Chorus is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Chorus.
Callie Stensersen
Callie Stensersen

A press release from the school district also noted the hard work of the group and the leadership of the school’s student assistant choreographer, Callie Stenersen, a junior.

“I am incredibly proud of these students and their hard work,” said Kaitlyn Etter, theater arts director at View Ridge Middle School and Ridgefield High School. “Go Spudder Theatre!”

The 16th Annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Mon., June 11,  at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

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