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2016-2017 Season



Best Comedic Actress in a Musical:  Maddy Cole, Urinetown

Best Comedic Actress in a Play:  Maddy Cole, Rumors

Best Set Design in a Musical:  Stagecraft, Urinetown



Hair and Make-up in a Musical

Costumes in a Musical

Sets in a Play

Comic Actor in a Play-Jordan Wanger

Comic Actor in a Musical-Garrett Vallejo

Supporting Actor in a Play--Garrett Vallejo

Best Song-Run Freedom Run

Best Musical-Urinetown




Best Comedic Actress in a Play: Maddy Cole, Twelve Angry Jurors

Best Comedic Actress in a Musical:  Maddy Cole, Addams Family

Best Make-up:  Addams Family



Best Play:  Twelve Angry Jurors

Best Musical:  Addams Family

Sound in a Play

Costumes in a Play

Featured Actress in a Play:  Erin Doolin

Supporting Actress:  McKenna Oldmixon

Lead Actress in a Play:  Bessie Kurzeja

Marketing and Publicity in a Musical

Sound in a Musical

Prop Crew in a Musical

Costumes in a Musical

Lighting in a Musical

Sets in a Musical

Stage Management

Stage Crew


Featured Actress:  Julie Moffitt

Supporting Actress:  Sara Neal

What is Cappies?

The Cappies is a writing and awards program that trains high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Student critics vie to be published in local media outlets by attending productions at other schools and writing critical reviews.Theatre and journalism students are trained as critics and attend each others shows. Cappies students discuss and learn about theatre production. Throughout the year, newspapers publish the reviews with the students' bylines. At the end of the year, Cappies student critics decide who among their peer performers and technicians should be recognized for awards at the end of the season with glamour and excitement.  

Each participating school selects a show to be attended, and also forms a team of 3 to 9 student critics and 2 adult volunteers in the fall. Shows may have between 20 and 90 critics in attendance. Critic teams and mentors gather in a private discussion room to perform pre, mid, and post show discussions. The technical and performance aspects of the show are discussed with provided documentation from the host school.

After each show, with adult oversight, the mentors and program director select the best written reviews to be sent to local press outlets. All the reviews are also sent back to the performing school.

At the end of the season, a Tonys-like celebration occurs, where all nominated shows perform a cutting or the critics' choice song, and the final Cappies awards are presented with a trophy by regional critics and peers.


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