Published On: Wed, May 23rd, 2012

Local kids win Cappies

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BOCA RATON– Students from Boca Raton Community High School,West Boca High School and Pope John Paul II High School won awards at the 10th Annual Cappies Awards Gala, which honors those involved in theater.

Boca Raton Community High School took h

ome the most awards with nine, including best musical for its production of “Crazy for You,” which won more awards than any other musical.

High school theater students from 13 public, private and charter schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties took home prizes from the Critics’ Awards Program, or “Cappies” for short, at the gala held May 15 in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

South Plantation High School’s production of “The Yellow Boat” was named best play and was the most honored play having garnered five awards.

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

The awards ceremony was presented with support from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which has hosted the awards since the South Florida chapter was founded in 2002 as a part of the national non-profit organization honoring high school theater programs.

Auto Nation, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, TAM Airlines, Sun-Sentinel and Comcast are sponsors of the Broward Center.

Winning schools were:

American Heritage Center for the Arts; “Masquerade” from Phantom of the Opera

Archbishop McCarthy High School, for production of Twelve Angry Men.

Boca Raton Community High School, Best Musical, “Crazy for You

Featured Actress in a Musical: Christine Homrich

Male Dancer: Kyle Laing

Ensemble in a Musical: Follies Girls

Lighting: Phineas Agar, Kelsey Powers and Loren Stoller

Stage Crew: Catt Mucklow and Crew

Props: Kathleen Sharp, Cayla Rosenthal, Harry Senior, Meghana Goola

Special FX and Technology: Kelley Cunningham, Kristie Liebel and Rusty Whitehead

Sophomore Critic: Eliana Meyerowitz

Cardinal Gibbons, for comic actress, Christina Senesi in “Into the Woods”

Deerfield Beach High School, comic actor in a play, Giovanni Falzone, for “Rumors”

JP Taravella High School, award for “The Wiz”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, choreography award for “Aida”

North Broward Preparatory, best supporting actress, Rachael Johnston, for “Gypsy”

Pope John Paul II High School, comic actress in a play: Stephanie Suau, for “Tom Jones”

Sagemont School, featured actress, Corina Lander, in “Trojan Women”

South Plantation High School, best play, “The Yellow Boat.”

St. Thomas Aquinas, creativity award, for “The Mouse that Roared”

West Boca High School, for “Curtains”

Lead Actress in a Musical: Sam Behrman

Lead Actor in a Musical: Joe Anarumo

Freshman Critic: Eddie Datz



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