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Avonworth School District Drama Department

Frauenholz, Mrs. Deborah
High School English 12 Teacher
Office: 412-366-6360 x 1304
The Avonworth High School Drama Department has always been excited to share their performances with the community. They have been nominated for many of the Gene Kelly awards over the years which also include Best Actor/Actress and Best Supporting Actor/Actress.  We hope you will come out to see our next production, which will be . . . (stay tuned)!
When available . . . To Order Tickets:  [email protected]
 2020 Fall Play

The fall play cast and crew take us back to the Golden Age of Radio in this staged version of Charles Dicken's eternal holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. This performance was hastily recorded in rehearsal, with only a moment’s notice, the night before the district had to pivot to virtual learning. Although students scrambled to get their show shirts, many are still dressed in shorts and jeans for rehearsal—but that didn’t stop them! 

Due to pandemic restrictions, the cast and technical crew rehearsed virtually and then came together using masks, gloves, and only symbolic costume items for tech week. Set in a Pittsburgh studio on Christmas Eve in 1943, the show also boasts a commercial for Kaufmann’s Department Store.

The costume staff created custom singers' masks for our performers and pleated masks for the sound effects crew. The biggest challenge was combining live sound effects on stage—like footsteps in the snow, door slams, and Marley’s chains—with many recorded tracks broadcast from the booth.

Click below to enjoy this extraordinary special event—maybe listen to the audio-only, just like in the days of radio!! Holiday fun for everyone!!

 2020 Spring Musical
Sadly, due to the school closure resulting from COVID-19, our 2020 Spring Musical, Young Frankenstein, was canceled.   Fortunately, Avonworth student, Keyaira Cameron, created a documentary series that captured interviews of students that had key roles in Young Frankenstein, as well as behind the scenes footage of the cast and crew as they were preparing for the musical.   Keyaira's work is incredible and we are so thankful that her documentary has provided a glimpse of the amazing dedication, creativity, and heart that our students and director, Mrs. Frauenholz, were putting into the production of Young Frankenstein.
The Full Young Frankenstein Documentary - by Keyaira Cameron

Trailer for the AHS 2020 Spring Musical, Young Frankenstein


Interview of Drew McDowell as Fredrick Frankenstein


Interview of Jesse Hinterliter as The Monster


Interview of Stella Riale as Elizabeth Benning 

Interview of Fabian Vazquez Ramos as Igor

Congratulations to the 2019 fall play cast and crew on their seven nominations in the Prime Stage High School Drama Awards for their production of A Midwinter Night's Dream!


  • Best Actor--Drew McDowell
  • Best Actress--Kyra Carlson
  • Best Supporting Actor--Fabian Vasquez-Ramos
  • Best Supporting Actress--Grace Horigan
  • Best Production Manager--Mike Frank
  • Best Student Sound Design--Sean Boaks
  • Best Overall Production



2019 The Little Mermaid 

 Gene Kelly Awards

          Best Costume 

2018 1776 

 Gene Kelly Awards - Nominations

          Best Supporting Actress - Katie Carlson

          Best Costume 

2017 Beauty & the Beast

 Gene Kelly Awards - Nominations

          Best Supporting Actror

 2016 Into the Woods

2015 Suessical!

2014 Man of La Mancha

2013 Phantom of the Opera

     Gene Kelly Awards

          Best Musical Budget II

2012 Sweney Todd

     Gene Kelly Awards

          Best Actor: Nathan Pool

          Best Actress: Brooke Tate

          Best Supporting Actress: Emma Baker

          Best Musical Budget II

          Best Lighting

          Best Director

     National Musical Theater Awards (The Jimmy Awards, NYC)

          Participants: Nathan Pool, Brooke Tate

2011 Oklahoma

 2010 Mame

     Gene Kelly Awards

          Best Actress Award: Andrea Winzerl

          Best Supporting Actress nomination: Chelsea Stewart

          Judge's Special Award: William Davis

          Point Park Universtiy $20,000 Comptetitive Musical Theater Scholarship: Andrea Winzerl

     National Musical Theater Awards (The Jimmy Awards, NYC)

          Participant: Andrea Winzerl

2009 Into the Woods

     Gene Kelly Awards

           Cash Scholarship Award for Scenic Design: Shannon Knox

2008 Beauty and the Beast

2007 Camelot

2006 Anything Goes

2005 Annie Get Your Gun

2004 Brigadoon

2003 Into the Woods

2002 The Sound of Music

2001 Fiddler on the Roof

2000 Music Man

1999 Oklahoma

1998 Anything Goes

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