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11th Annual Cappies Awards

The 11th Annual Cappies Awards Gala for excellence in high school theater will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7 PM in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  The Critics’ Awards Program, or Cappies for short, recognizes high school theater in 42 categories including performers, designers, technicians and critics. Award winners are determined by votes from the students themselves through a weighted peer review voting process. Nominations were made by student critics from participating schools that attended each other’s shows to write reviews, which were edited by theater educators and sent to the local media.

The awards ceremony is 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. Theater students from 23 public, private and charter schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach County will be present at this year’s gala which is modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards.  The evening will feature excerpts from the top nominated songs, plays and musicals from high school productions.

Tickets for this year’s Cappies Awards Gala are $20, and are available through the Broward Center’s AutoNation box office at 954-462-0222 or  The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.  The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, now in its 20th anniversary year, 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. In 2007, the Broward Center was named the Cultural Embassy of Broward County in recognition of its success in linking cultural activity with the region’s economic development. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop, and secure the future of the Broward Center.

Nominations by School

JP Taravella High School – 19

Boca Raton Community High School – 18

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – 14

North Broward Preparatory – 14

Cypress Bay High School – 13

South Plantation High School –12

University School – 12

West Boca High School – 12

Suncoast Community High School – 11

Archbishop McCarthy High School – 9

Pine Crest School – 8

St. Thomas Aquinas – 8

Plantation High School – 7

Sagemont School – 7

Flanagan High School – 6

Pompano Beach High School – 6

Western High School – 6

Coral Glades High School – 4

Cardinal Gibbons High School– 3

Pope John Paul II High School – 3

Deerfield Beach High School – 2

Boca Raton High School – 1

Coral Springs High School – 1