High school theater students from 14 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties took home awards from the 14th Annual Cappies Awards Gala held on May 24 in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland received the most awards with seven. The most honored play was Falling produced at American Heritage School while there way a two-way tie for the most honored musical between Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Boca Raton Community High School) and Shrek (Stoneman Douglas High School).
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 FloridaTheaterOnStage.com.
The students who were recognized as Senior Critic, Lead Actor in a Play, Lead Actress in a Play, Lead Actor in a Musical, Lead Actress in a Musical and Stage Management and Crew each received a $500 scholarship.
Additionally, two scholarships were awarded to three Cappies nominees who submitted an application detailing their goals in pursuit of future education and a biographical essay describing their experiences in the program