14th Annual Cappies Gala!!

The Fourteenth Annual Cappies Awards Gala was held on May 19th at Unionville High School.  The excitement was palpable from the first “Hello!” and all throughout the evening as the Cappies awards were handed out to high school students who put on their Sunday clothes to celebrate high school theatre in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

The big winner of the evening was Germantown Academy who took home six Cappies awards out of their eight nominations for their hilarious romp, Neil Simon’s Rumors.  Germantown received the Cappies Play Award, Actor in a Play (Vinit Joshi), Actress in a Play (Naomi Freedman), Ensemble in a Play, Supporting Actor in a Play (Danny Ritz) and Supporting Actress in a Play (Alex Kafrissen).

For the musical category, Upper Merion High School took home four Cappies awards for their nostalgic and hilarious production of The Drowsy Chaperone, including the recipient of the top nod of Musical Production and Lead Actor in a Musical (Justin Halpern).

A big moment of the night paying tribute to the critics, Harriton High School received the Critics Team Cappies award, with two of the team receiving individual honors for Underclass Critic (Aiden Kaliner) and 11th Grade Critic (Patrick McCann).

Also, in a touching tribute, the Casey Feldman scholarship, in honor of the memory of former critic Casey Feldman, was presented Lionel McCulloch of the PA Leadership Charter School of Performing and Fine Arts.  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.

In the end, fifteen schools took home at least one Cappies Award which is a true sign of the diversity of excellence in theatre across the Greater Philadelphia Area!

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

2018 – 2019 Cappies Nominees and Winners

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!!

2018-2019 Cappies Nominations Announced!

Three-Star-TransparentTrophy.pngThe season is over, the shows have closed, reviews have been submitted.  Voting for the Greater Philadelphia Cappies took place on Sunday April 14th and the results are in!

In the Musical categories, Upper Merion High School’s glamorous production of The Drowsy Chaperone garnered the most nominations, fourteen, including nominations for Musical, Lead Actor in a Musical, Lead Actress in a Musical, and a Song nomination for “I am Aldolpho”.  Other productions in the Musical category also earned a solid set of nominations: Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School for the Performing and Fine Arts earned twelve nominations for their noir production of City of Angels, Upper Darby High School welcomed twelve nominations for their rocking production of Hairspray,   Friends Central School made headlines with their ten nominations for their dance-filled production of Newsies, and Delaware County Christian School said hello to their eight nominations for their stellar production of Hello, Dolly!

In the Play categories, Episcopal Academy’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream earned the most play nominations, thirteen, including Play, Supporting Actor in a Play, Supporting Actress in a Play, Comic Actor in a Play, and Comic Actress in a Play.  The other productions in the Play category also earned a pile of nominations:  Unionville High School’s charming production of The Curious Savage had a teddy bear filled with ten nominations,  Germantown Academy’s hilarious farce Rumors laughed its way to eight nominations, Conestoga High School’s touching production of The Miracle Worker received six nominations, and Upper Dublin’s murder mystery Murder on the Nile earned five nominations.

In the Critics categories, Harriton High School lead the way with five nominations, including a nomination for Critic’s Team.  Academy of the New Church (four nominations) and Upper Merion Area High School (three nominations) also were honored in the Critic’s categories.

See all nominations here.  2018 – 2019 Cappies Nominees

Who will take home the Cappies awards in each category?  Winners will be announced at Unionville High School on Sunday May 19th at 4:30pm at the 14th Annual Cappies Gala.  Tickets go on sale soon, so have your moderator check his or her email (make sure to check the spam folder) for more information on getting your tickets!