Arts reporter notebook: The 5th Avenue Awards

The only Benaroya Hall act that generates more feelings of goodwill than Sir Mix-a-lot.
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Some 2,000 students from high schools across the state packed Benaroya Hall for the event

The only Benaroya Hall act that generates more feelings of goodwill than Sir Mix-a-lot.

It was nothing but hoots and hollers and unbridled displays of youthful enthusiasm that flooded Benaroya Hall the other night. And it had nothing to do with the symphonic music about ample buttocks that filled the venue a few days earlier.

Instead the occasion was the 2014 5th Avenue Awards honoring high school musical theater. Two thousand teenaged theater geeks and their educators celebrating one another.

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