2021-2022 Cappies Nominations Revealed!

The votes have finally been cast for the 2021-2022 Greater Philadelphia Area Cappies Awards!  The critics and shows have persisted through thick and thin, through tech weeks and production weeks, through delays and final performances!  After twenty-one schools performed throughout the year starting way back in November, on Sunday May 1st, Cappies critics cast their votes and the results were released this week.

In the Musical categories, Upper Merion High School, with its dramatic and powerful production of Big Fish, was nominated for seventeen production awards, including six technical awards, eleven performance awards, and a nomination for overall Musical Production.  Other shows with top honors include: Haverford’s groovy production of Mamma Mia, with nominations in fifteen categories including Lead Actor in a Musical, Set Design, Orchestra, and overall Musical Production, Archmere Academy’s nine performance nominations for its classic comedy musical Once Upon a Mattress, which included Lead Actress in a Musical, Ensemble in a Musical, and overall Musical Production, and Sun Valley High School’s lively production the musical classic Oklahoma which captured eleven overall nominations, including Male Vocalist, Song, and overall Musical Production.

In the Play categories, Harriton High School’s sweet production of The Curious Savage garnered eleven nominations including Lead Actress in a Play, Supporting Actor and Actress in a Play, and overall Play Production.  Conestoga High School’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night earned seven performance nominations including Lead Actor in a Play and Play Production.  Episcopal Academy’s powerful production of Radium Girls gathered eight performance nominations, including Lead Actress in a Play and Play Production.  Rounding out the Play category, PA Leadership Charter School’s stunning modernized production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet scored six nominations, including Lead Actress in a Play and Play Production.

For the critic awards, Harriton High School and Upper Merion High School received five nominations each, including four out of their six critics being nominated for top awards, while also being nominated for the Outstanding Overall Team award.  Archmere Academy, Conestoga High School, and Phoenixville Area High School also received Team nominations.

See the full list of nominations here –

The 16th Annual Cappies Gala, where the Cappies awards will be revealed for all the categories, will be held at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on Sunday May 15th at 6pm.  Tickets can be purchased here. https://gpcappies2022.brownpapertickets.com

So, get out your formal wear and get ready for an amazing night of celebrating high school theatre in the Greater Philadelphia Area!

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