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MACY Awards Co-Founder Lee Childress Dies at Age 95

Lee Childress, who with her husband John co-founded the coveted Music Arts Commendation for Youth Awards known as MACYs, died on Sept. 21 at Mission Hospital. She was an inspiration and role model for high school students, visiting at least three musical theater productions...

Student Performers Take a Bow

Local high school senior and comedic actor Elan Kramer won the best actor award Sunday at the annual MACY awards, which recognizes stand-out performances among high school theater productions. Elan’s friends among the Park Avenue Players also picked up an armful of awards,...

Drama Students Win at MACY’s

 Laguna Beach High School’s two musicals received 24 individual awards and captured the overall recognition of excellence prize “Le Theatre Libre” at the 41st Annual Childress MACY Awards last Sunday. In addition, the school’s production of a scene from “Footloose,” won t...