Cappies Gala 2017-2018!

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The Thirteenth Annual Cappies Awards Gala was held on May 20th at Unionville High School.  And everyone was dressed to the nines to celebrate high school theatre in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

The big winner of the evening was Abington Friends School who took home seven Cappies awards out of their eleven nominations for their powerful production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  Abington Friends won the Cappies Play Award, Best Actor in a Play (Jack Sutherland), Best Actress in a Play (Kaiya Case).

For the musical category, Conestoga High School took their third Cappies Award for Musical in a row!  Their vibrant production of Nice Work If You Can Get It was nominated for eighteen Cappies Awards and took home the evening’s top award.

A big moment of the night paying tribute to the critics, Trinity Pike of Upper Merion Area High School was awarded the Twelfth Grade critic award, anchoring her team who took home the Cappies Critic Team award as well.  The group was presented the awards by graduate Marissa Emerson, who for the first year, sponsored a critics’ scholarship fund.

Also, in a touching tribute, the Casey Feldman scholarship, in honor of the memory of former critic Casey Feldman, was presented to Phoenixville High School’s Xandra Coleman.  The honor goes to a critic who best exemplifies not only the spirit of the Cappies program but the spirit of community and service that best represented Casey’s lasting legacy.

To see a complete list of nominees and winners, go to the link below.

Congratulations to all the participants in this year’s Cappies!  The steering committee is looking forward to another amazing year of high school theatre in the fall!!

2017 – 2018 Cappies Nominees and Winners

 

Tom Padula from Unionville High School was on the red carpet, and his video is below.

2017-2018 Cappies Nominations are Released!

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It is theatre awards season!  The Tony Awards nominations were announced on Monday and the Cappies Awards nominees were released last week.  Voting is over, the season is complete, and here are the nomination results.

The Thirteenth Annual Cappies Awards will be given away at Unionville High School on Sunday May 20th.  Leading the way in nominations this year is the team from Conestoga High School which received an astounding eighteen Cappies nominations for their production of Nice Work if You Can Get It.  Nominations for the show include Show, Song, Lead Actor in a Musical (Max Mooney) and Lead Actress in a Musical (Zoe Pratt).  Other teams collecting numerous nominations:  Abington Friends School, eleven nominations for their emotionally powerful production of The Diary of Anne Frank, including a nomination for the Play awardGermantown Academy, eleven nominations for their modern and ground-breaking production of the smash musical Spring Awakening, including nominations for the Musical award and the Song award.  Friends’ Central School, ten nominations for their inspiring, cleverly updated production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, The Comedy of Errors, including a nomination for the Play award.

Once again, the Play award nominees featured hard-hitting and dramatic productions.   The Play award nominations this year include two Shakespeare classics, Friends’ Central School’s production of The Comedy of Errors and The Baldwin School’s production of Much Ado about Nothing.  Other Play awards nominees include The Diary of Anne Frank (Abington Friends School),  Inherit the Wind (The Episcopal Academy) and Radium Girls (Phoenixville Area High School). 

Nominations for the Musical award category include amazingly complex and intense productions such as Nice Work if You Can Get It (Conestoga High School), two productions of the classic Little Women (AP Schalick High School and Delaware County Christian School), the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors (PALCS Center for Performing and Fine Arts) and another modern masterpiece Spring Awakening (Germantown Academy).  Conestoga High School has taken home the last two year’s Musical awards for their productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood 2017) and Guys and Dolls (2016).

The complete list of nominations for all categories can be downloaded here.

2017 – 2018 Cappies Nominees

The Cappies Awards will be given out at the Thirteenth Annual Cappies Gala at Unionville High School on Sunday May 20th at 4:30pm.