2014 Freddy Awards Photo Gallery Opens Tonight

Parkland HS performing at the 2014 Freddy Awards Ceremony

Parkland HS performing at the 2014 Freddy Awards Ceremony

Today’s the day! If you are in the area of the State Theatre this evening stop by between 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Photo Gallery Opening – 2014 Freddy Awards

There will be an “Artists Reception” at the State Theatre for the Arts in Easton, PA on Saturday March 21st, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. This show will feature Dave Dabour’s photographs from the 2014 Freddy Awards. The gallery is open to the public and a show ticket is not required for entry. Metered street parking is available as well as a nearby parking garage that offers a courtesy shuttle to the theater.

The FREDDY© Awards program recognizes and rewards exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theatre in local high schools in eastern PA and western NJ. The 3-hour LIVE broadcast includes a stellar opening number, performances by nominated musicals, actors and actresses, and presentation of the FREDDY© Awards in 21 award categories. It is the only high school musical awards program in the nation that produces a live television show. The telecast has received numerous broadcast awards, including Mid-Atlantic EMMYs in 2005 & 2011. Dave and another photographer capture the event with photographs of the rehearsals for the show and the actual live performance.

Interested but can’t make March 21st? The gallery will also be open show nights 90 minutes before show start from March 20th – May 2nd 2015. Check the Theater’s web site www.statetheatre.org for show information or contact Dave at dave@dabourphotography.com or (908) 995-7273 for more information.

Santa On A Fire Truck

In publishing my Year In Review for 2014 yesterday I realized there were several recent events I failed to blog about. The first is when Santa came to town early on a fire truck. Santa Comes to Greenwich TwpOnce again members of the Stewartsville Col. Fire Co. hosted Santa on a tour of the town. Good boys and girls that were brave enough to go outside in the chill received a special gift from Santa – dogs too!

So even though this is after the fact, I hope each and everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday!

 

 

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2014: Year In Review with Photography

I enjoy looking back at the past year from a photography point of view. Below are a small assortment of some photos and events recorded in 2014. A lot of Fire Department photos were omitted as well as most of the freelance photos with the Express-Times.

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That’s the number of photos I recorded in 2014. There were probably more (not included are smartphone photos and some photos from other camera) but all in all not too shabby.

First, Last

I thought interesting to see the first and last photos of 2014:

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I took photos at the January 1 Greenwich Township re-organizational meeting. The last photo was at Times Square in NYC. Don’t worry: we were not crazy enough to go in on New Year’s Eve. It was from Monday evening, December 29th.

January

January featured lots of snow photos: (remember how cold and snowy last winter was?)

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As well as ShowKids’s production of “Annie” later in the month.

February

February was a quieter month. I wanted to try my hand at some sports photography so took some wrestling and basketball photos at some of the Greenwich Township Recreation events:

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I also had the opportunity to get to know and photograph “Tower Suite & Friend’s” band.

March

March featured more sports with basketball:

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Then finished up the month with some publicity photos for SKIT’s upcoming production of “Shrek”

April

April proved to be a very busy month. I photographed a Dance Recital and Raritan Valley Community College,

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A family portrait session with the Modde family, A bad fire house fire on the north end of town and finally “Shrek.” There was also a bad fire along the railroad tracks in Phillipsburg. Some of my photos got picked up by AP as it was the Easter Bunny train ride that caused all the commotion.

May

The craziness continued into May with my schedule getting even busier if that was even possible:

RVCC Commencement 2014SKIT Workshop 2014SPAC "Willy Wonka Jr"

My youngest daughter graduation from Raritan Valley CC, SKIT Workshop production, and my wife’s SPAC show of “Willy Wonka Jr” of which I did the headshots, publicity, show photos and video!

From there it was Freddy Award season. We start off with some rehearsal photos:

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Then go right into the dress rehearsal and show night

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The month finally ended on a calmer and warmer note of the Greenwich Township Memorial Day parade.

Memorial Day 2014

June

June continued to be busy but in a different way. Some couples photos for Damian and Kait, engagement photos for Lindsey & Tim, a tanker shuttle drill with the fire department, a model shoot and to finish it up a nice photo walk with Rick Sammon’s at the old World’s Fair.

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July

This blog post is going on longer than I anticipated so if you’re still reading, thanks you! July featured a summer photo conference in Kentucky with some model photo shoots, a natural gas drill with the fire department, special photographer’s access to the Festival of Ballooning, the fire at Hunter’s tavern and finally the Warren County Farmer’s Fair.

 

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August

August started off with some head shots for Dawn, then the annual Atlantic City Air Show, a trip to Great Adventure amusement park, and finally Lindsey & Tim’s wedding!

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Lindsey & Tim - Wedding Reception

September

September featured SKIT’s participation in the 2014 NJ ACT Perry Awards (SKIT took home 4 awards including Outstanding Musical for Shrek!) and the Greenwich Township Community day where I had my first ever booth for the community.

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October

October picked up again and started off with Kailey & Jason’s wedding, Fire Prevention week at the Elementary school, photographing a corporate event (complete with a Joan Rivers look a like!) Confirmation at Church of the Holy Spirit and finished off with some headshots for Joelle

 

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November

November started off with engagement photos, my oldest daughter Julie, and Cody and Brittany, then the Fit, Dribble, Dish and Swish event, followed up with some crazy Thanksgiving snow photos:

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December

December started off with Andrea & Michael’s wedding, photos of Santa on the Stewartsville fire truck, and finally Christmas Eve candlelight mass at Church of the Holy Spirit.

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Freddy Awards 2014 Photos

I’ve finally finished culling, sorting, selecting, processing and posting the 2014 Freddy award photographs. It was a 2 week long adventure that has many photographs for memories!

The photographs can be found here: Freddy-Awards-2014

By the way if you’re in a rush and just want to see a slideshow of my favorite photos visit the link above and watch the slideshow!

Tech Tuesday Photos of Freddy Awards 2014

Freddy Awards Rehearsal Tech Tuesday

Busy night rehearsing for the 2014 Freddy Awards last night. Besides the opening and closing number, school productions rehearsed for the first time on the stage.

For even more photos of the Tuesday evening rehearsal are available here.

All photos © 2014 Dave Dabour

RVCC Commencement 2014

I attended my daughters graduation from RVCC yesterday and of course took some photos!

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While there I also snapped up some photos of Brad!

RVCC Commencement 2014

Congratulations to you both! I wish you all the best and know great things are ahead!

P.S. Additional photos of the commencement can be found here.

SPAC “Willy Wonka Jr.”

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Stewartsville Performing Arts Club (SPAC) will be performing “Willy Wonka Jr” tonight (Friday) and Saturday at 2 pm and 7pm. Tickets at the door. It’s a great show and the kids are doing great! Performances are at the Stewartsville Middle School on South Main Street in Stewartsville.

Photos from their rehearsal last night are now available.