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