The Cappies of the National Capital Area held its twenty-third Gala recognizing excellence in High School theatre. The sold-out event was held in the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center. Hundreds of student nominees were celebrated. Eleven schools who were nominated for best play and musical performed at the event. Community dignitaries and Cappies alums presented awards to the finalists in forty-two technical and performance categories.
Cappies is a unique collaborative program for journalism and theatre students. Trained student critics review Cappies designated high school shows throughout the year. The best written reviews are published in the local press. At the end of the season, the student critics vote for who of their peers should be recognized for awards. The Cappies critics are ambassadors for high school theatre and spread the word about the value and fun of participating in theatre.
Here are this year’s Cappies award winners.