The award for Best Musical went to the team of “Spamalot” from West Potomac High School. From left: Hunter Harlow, Peter Serle, Director Peele Clark, Austin Harlow and Eddie Perez.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
The 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for high school theater was held Sunday, June 8 at The Kennedy Center. Nine Cappies went to West Potomac High School for “Spamalot,” including the Best Musical award. The Best Play award went to Langley High School for “The Children’s Hour.” The Cappies’ show season extended from October 2013 to May 2014, and Cappies shows were attended, on average, by 45 student critics.
This year’s event included 58 public and private high schools from Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince William counties, the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria and Manassas, and Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by Judy Bowns, Janie Strauss and Ed Monk.
“Spamalot” at West Potomac High School was the most nominated show in Cappies’ history with 18 nominations. The Critics Team at West Potomac was also nominated along with McLean, TJ, Langley and West Springfield. The Critics Team nominee brought West Potomac’s nominations to 19, the most nominated school in the region this year.