Local Students Win National Theater Awards
Keegan Story (left) won a Freddie G Award. He is pictured with Ken Cerniglia of the Disney Theatrical Group.
Photo courtesy of James Barker
Students from Durant Road Musical Theatre in Raleigh and Raleigh Area Children’s Theatre won national awards at the 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Jan. 13-15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Durant Road Musical Theatre students won several Freddie G Awards for their production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.”
The winners included Claire Willmschen, Amy Hawke and Laura Zarzar, who won for Outstanding Student Director/Choreographer. Fellow student Arel Marsh won for Excellent Individual Performance by a Male. Raleigh Area Children’s Theatre student Keegan Story also won a Freddie G Award for Excellent Individual Performance by a Male for his performance in Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” The iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival brings students, teachers and Broadway professionals together to celebrate outstanding student musical theater productions. Learn more at facebook.com/juniortheaterfestival.