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Two Northern students nominated for prestigious Sutton Foster Awards

Walled Lake Northern’s Gabby Alexander and Kade Hopkins have been nominated for the 2023 Sutton Foster Awards for their performances in the Knights’ rendition of “Matilda”.

Alexander, who played Matilda, and Hopkins, who played Harry Wormwood, were both recognized for “Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role”.

Alexander and Hopkins will join Michigan’s other nominees for two weekends at Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing, where they will continue to develop their theatre skills in workshops led by industry professionals. At the conclusion of the workshops in May, they will take part in the Sutton Foster Awards Showcase at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. During that performance, judges will select Michigan’s two “Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role” winners. Those two winners will earn a $1,000 cash prize, free tuition to the Warton Center’s “Take It From The Top” summer performance workshop, and fly to New York City to compete for the National High School Musical Theatre Award on June 26th at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.