Kamiak takes home 2 awards for ‘Kiss Me Kate’

Jun 25, 2014
Courtesy of: Mark Kitaoka Kamiak High School students in their ‘Kiss Me Kate’ costumes, backstage at the 12th Annual 5th Avenue Awards.

Kamiak High School recently won two 5th Avenue Theatre awards for the musical “Kiss Me Kate.”

Kamiak took home an award for Outstanding Music Direction at the 12th annual 5th Avenue Awards held June 9 honoring high school musical theater.

Kamiak’s “Kiss Me Kate” also tied for Outstanding Scenic Design with University High School’s “Jekyll & Hyde.”

Kamiak also received nine other nominations and one honorable mention:


• Outstanding Direction

• Outstanding Orchestra

• Outstanding Overall Musical

• Outstanding Performance by a Chorus

• Outstanding Stage Crew

• Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role, Michael Profitt as Paul

• Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Jacqueline Tardanico as Lilli/Katherine

• Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group, The Gangsters

• Special Honors: Student Achievement, Darain Clogston

Honorable mention:

• Outstanding Choreography

The 5th Avenue Awards is the high school version of the Tony Awards, and this year included and celebrated 121 productions at 94 schools across Washington state.

The 12th annual 5th Avenue Awards was held at at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

The house was packed with 2,000 teenagers, dressed in costumes from their schools’ musical theater productions, who cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater.

The event, directed this year by Mathew Wright, handed out awards in 21 categories, including the night’s top honors for Outstanding Overall Musical Production.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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