The West Boca High and Boca High Drama Departments racked up a total of 29 nominations for the South Florida Cappies.
The Cappies, “Critics and Awards Program,” is a program through which high school theatre and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers …
The South Florida chapter includes schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Nominations for West Boca High’s performance of Chicago included:
- Hair and Makeup – Cristina Cautero, Amanda Helbling, Victoria Martin, Missy Varela
- Costumes – Jewelia Carter, Elizabeth Yarris, and Crew
- Sets – Ryan Hartman, Cristina Rodriguez, George Said, and Crew
- Stage Management and Crew – Heather Goughan, Mathew Kanterman, Nick Morelli, Kayla Stricker
- Male Dance Ensemble
- Featured Actress in a Musical – Sammi Frankenbush
- Female Dancer – Carolyn Castillo
- Male Dance – Sam Cadieux
- Male Vocalist – Ryan Lim
- Comedic Actor – Matthew Madden
- Supporting Actress – Hillary Corniel
- Lead Actress – Alexia Assuncao
- Best Song – Both Reach For The Gun
- Best Musical
The troupe is also coming off an outstanding performance at the state Thespian Festival last month.
Boca High also did well with 15 nominations for their performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
- Marketing – Matez and Crew
- Special Effects – Stewart, Ballarte, Piccin and Crew
- Sound – Kachur, Lubin, Benedict
- Lighting – Adams, Posner, Chapman and Guin
- Costumes – Hunsucker, Narino, Schmidt and Crew
- Stage Management – Hunsucker and Crew
- Ensemble in a Musical – Brothers
- Featured Actor – Matthew Moore
- Female Dancer – Allegra Mannarino
- Female Vocalist – Channing Ramsey
- Supporting Actor – Alec Taylor
- Lead Actor – Trevor Wayne
- Song – Those Canaan Days
- Best Musical
Both schools are in the running for Best Musical, along with South Plantation High School, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and NSU University School, all in Broward. To see the full slate, click – 2016 South Florida Cappies Nominations.
In 2015 Boca High won 5 Cappies for The Drowsy Chaperone and West Boca High won 3 for The Addams Family. West Boca High won Best Musical in 2014 with Young Frankenstein.