Boca High and West Boca High both did well at the South Florida Cappies Gala on Tuesday evening at the Broward Center. The Cappies is an awards program for high school theatre and theatre journalism. The South Florida chapter includes 28 high schools, mostly in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
For the biggest awards of the evening, Boca High won the Musical award and Trevor Wayne won Lead Actor for their performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, while West Boca High’s Alexia Assuncao won for Lead Actress in a Musical from their show, Chicago.
Other local award winners included:
Kayla Goldfarb, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Lead Critic
“Brothers”, Boca High, Ensemble in a Musical
Lee Alhanti, Marjory Stoneman, Creativity (Shrek)
Bridget Foley, Marjory Stoneman, Comic Actress in a Musical
Adams, Posner, Chapman and Guin, Boca High, Lighting
Kanterman, Morelli, Stricker and Crew, West Boca, Stage Management and Stage Crew
Samuel Cadieux, West Boca, Male Dancer
John Barnitt, Marjory Stoneman, Featured Actor in a Musical
Ryan Lim from West Boca for Male Vocalist
We previously wrote about the two Boca schools splitting 29 nominations.
Schools in the greater Boca area that participate include Boca High, Deerfield Beach High, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High (Parkland), North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek), Saint John Paul II High (on Military Trail near Lynn University), and West Boca High.
West Boca High celebrated their evening:
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
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
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.