High School Theater Students Take Home Cappies Awards

Pine Crest School's cast of Bye Bye Birdie performing Hymn For Sunday Evening, winner of Best Song at the Cappies Award Gala

Pine Crest School’s cast of Bye Bye Birdie performing Hymn For Sunday Evening, winner of Best Song at the Cappies Award Gala

High school theater students from 18 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties took home awards from the 12th annual Cappies Awards Gala held Monday, hosted by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Pine Crest School and West Boca High School received the most awards with five each for the musicals Bye, Bye Birdie and Young Frankenstein respectively.  With four Cappies Awards, American Heritage School’s production of Nora’s Lost was the most honored play.

Award winners were determined by votes from the students themselves through a weighted peer-review voting process.

The South Florida chapter of the Critics and Awards Program (Cappies for short) was founded in 2002 as a part of the national non-profit organization honoring high school theater programs.

American Heritage School
(Nora’s Lost)
Best Play
Leading Actress in a Play: Emily Schwartz
Supporting Actor in a Play: Sergio de la Esperiella
Stage Crew: Fernanda Barboza

Archbishop McCarthy High School
(Crimes of the Heart and criticism)
Freshman Critic: Brooke Whitaker
Supporting Actress in a Play: Rachel O’Hara
Comic Actress in a Play: Emilie Colon

Boca Raton Community High School
(42nd Street)
Male Vocalist: Kyle Laing
Ensemble in a Musical: The Kids
Lighting: Lizzy Chapman, Texas Shackelford and crew

Coral Glades High School
(Little Women)
Special Effects/Technology: Daniel Caviedes
Sound: Robert Cash
Cypress Bay High School
Sophomore Critic: Nick Lopez

Dillard Center for the Arts
(A Streetcar Named Desire)
Featured Actress in a Play: Yimala Telemaque

JP Taravella High School
(Once on this Island)
Supporting Actress in a Musical: Leanne Antonio
Female Dancer: Melissa Lawrence
Props: Sam Forman, Madie Taylor, Keana Victorin and crew
Costumes: Lindsay Raham and crew

North Broward Preparatory
(Company)
Lead Actor in a Musical: Miles McKee

Pine Crest School
(Bye, Bye Birdie)
Best Song: “Hymn for a Sunday Evening”
Lead Actress in a Musical: Marissa Hecker
Comic Actor in a Musical: Louis Browne
Choreography: Arielle Rozencwaig
Marketing and Publicity: Jordanna Brody and Kobi Kassal

Pompano Beach High School
(Macbeth)
Featured Actor in a Play: Robert Cerrito

Pope John Paul II High School
(A Fairytale Christmas Carol)
Comic Actor in a Play: Nikolas Ramadan

The Sagemont School
Senior Critic: Maria Moncaliano

South Plantation High School

(Grimm’s Fairy Tales)
Creativity: Kathleen Palerica and Tajah Lee, Puppetry
Sets: David Lewis

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
(Our Town)
Lead Actor in a Play: Diego Zozaya
Ensemble in a Play: Choir

Stoneman Douglas High School
(The Wedding Singer and criticism)
Critics’ Team
Junior Critic: Eden Skopp
Comic Actress in a Musical: Ariel Baron
Featured Actress in a Musical: Melissa Mauer

Suncoast Community High School
(The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
Featured Actor in a Musical: Liam Fineman

University School of Nova Southeastern University
(Shrek: The Musical)
Make-up: Megan Sirvent, Ally Lowitz, Sydney Juda and Amelia Reeve

Cast of Young Frankenstein, winner of Nest Musical

Cast of Young Frankenstein, winner of Nest Musical

West Boca High School
(Young Frankenstein)
Best Musical
Supporting Actor in a Musical: Nick Anarumo
Female Vocalist: Lydia Castillo
Male Dancer: Sean Javaherian
Orchestra: Young Frankenstein Orchestra

WINNERS BY SCHOOL

American Heritage School – 4
Archbishop McCarthy High School – 3
Boca Raton Community High School – 3
Coral Glades High School – 2
Cypress Bay High School – 1
Dillard Center for the Arts – 1
JP Taravella High School – 4
North Broward Preparatory – 1
Pine Crest School – 5
Pompano Beach High School – 1
Pope John Paul II High School – 1
The Sagemont School – 1
South Plantation High School – 2
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School – 2
Stoneman Douglas High School – 4
Suncoast Community High School – 1
University School of Nova Southeastern University – 1
West Boca High School – 5

The cast of American Heritage's Nora's Lost, winner of Best Play

The cast of American Heritage’s Nora’s Lost, winner of Best Play

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One Response to High School Theater Students Take Home Cappies Awards

  1. Lisa Marie Browne says:

    Thank you to all those involved with the Cappies Awards.
    It is wonderful that a venue exists for high school performers and performances to be recognized!

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