COLTS NECK, NJ - Move over Broadway, Anna Thoresen has something to sing! The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, located five minutes from downtown Asbury Park, is one of the premier professional theaters at the Jersey Shore. They recently announced their winners in the NJ High School 'Axe Awards'.

One of the winners is Colts Neck resident Anna Thoresen.

Thoresen is a student at Red Bank Catholic High School. She won the award for her role of Paulette Buonaforte in Legally Blonde the Musical. In the fall, she will attend the University of Arizona to major in Theater Arts.

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In a special tribute to Axelrod Performing Arts and the winners of the Axe Award, a video was shared by Tony-Winner Laura Benanti. Watch it here:



The four senior winners receive $1000 and two underclassmen winners receive $500. The award money has been contributed by Cabaret for Life - in memory of Amy Fredericks, a local musician, music director and music teacher. A key sponsor of the Axe Awards is Kearny Bank.