Also see John's review of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Cappie Award winners are determined by votes from the students through a weighted peer review voting process. Nominations are made by student critics from participating schools who attend productions at rival schools and write reviews, which are then edited by theater educators and published on www.FloridaTheaterOnStage.com. The schools with the most nominations this year were South Plantation High School, with 19 nominations for its musical production of The Addams Family, and Boca Raton Community High School with 16 nominations for The Drowsy Chaperone and three for criticism. Stoneman Douglas High School led in the play category with 16 nominations for their production of Twelfth Night.
In addition to awards, $500 scholarships were given to each of the students who were recognized as Senior Critic, Lead Actor in Play, Lead Actress in a Play, Lead Actor in a Musical and Lead Actress in a Musical. The full list of winners is below:
American Heritage School - Completeness
Archbishop McCarthy High School - A Few Good Men
Boca Raton Community High School - The Drowsy Chaperone
Coral Glades High School - Pippin
Cypress Bay High School
Deerfield Beach High School
JP Taravella High School - Ragtime
North Broward Preparatory - Sideshow
Pine Crest School - Gypsy
South Plantation High School - The Addams Family
The Sagemont School - The Miracle Worker
Stoneman Douglas High School - Twelfth Night
University School of Nova Southeastern University - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
West Boca High School - The Addams Family
West Broward High School - Legally Blonde
This year's awards ceremony was presented with support from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. "The Broward Center is a leader in arts in education and has hosted the awards since the South Florida chapter was founded in 2002," said South Florida Cappies Program Director Lori Sessions. "Students performing and being honored on its stage is a wonderful way to celebrate the culmination of the year's program."
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America's premier performing arts venues. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, the Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events, and offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org.