Hanford High School received the most nominations of any high school in the state, 14 in all, for this year's 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre awards.
All but one of the nominations were for the school's production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The other was for Fantasticks.
Richland High School, Kiona-Benton City and Sunnyside high schools also earned nominations.
The 5th Avenue Awards are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and are the high school version of Broadway's Tony Awards. The program celebrates the exceptional musical theater productions coming out of high schools.
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The awards ceremony is at 7 p.m. June 6 at Benaroya Hall, the home of the Seattle Symphony in downtown Seattle.
Normally, the 5th Avenue Theatre holds the event at its historic theater but the date conflicted with rehearsals for the theater's current production, Aladdin, said Bridget Summers, the public relations manager for 5th Avenue.
Hanford and Richland high schools have repeatedly earned numerous nominations since the awards program was created in 2003, but this is the first year Hanford has led the pack in nominations.
Richland High received two nominations for its production of Anything Goes. Kiona-Benton City High earned one nomination for Once Upon A Mattress.
Sunnyside High earned an honorable mention for its production of Once On This Island and also was recognized with a special honor award for educational impact for Island and Zombie Prom.
The awards program has grown from 31 productions and 3,100 students competing in 2003 to 84 productions and 8,400 students from high school across the state.
Tickets to the ceremony are $27.50 for adults and $16.50 for students. Tickets are available through the high schools.
A complete list of nominations is online at bit.ly/musicawards .