The Arts

Performing Arts | Cappies

The national Cappies program was created in 1999 to promote high school theatre and journalism programs; ANC has been a part of the Greater Philadelphia Cappies chapter since 2006. Students are trained in journalism, fairness and theatre critique at the beginning of each school year and attend five shows throughout the year at other area high schools. At a Cappies show, there are 30-50 student critics from different high schools in attendance as Cappies. They meet before and immediately after the show for a discussion facilitated by a teacher mentor. Each critic writes a short review which is anonymously read by the teacher mentor, who then chooses the top four reviews for publication.

On ANC’s team this year are: Victoria K. (lead critic) Rayna S., Anji C., Aurelle O., Hope O., and James G. The team has already seen their first show: Big Love at Westtown School. Three ANC reviews—from Victoria, Aurelle and Hope—were chosen for publication (read them here
For the 2016-2017 Cappies season Victoria K. and Anji C. were nominated for Junior Critic and Undergraduate Critic, respectively. Congratulations to Anji, who took home the trophy for Undergraduate Critic!
The team has four remaining shows:
November 11 Legally Blonde at Agnes Irwin School
March 15 Little Shop of Horrors at PA Leadership Charter School
March 23 The Addams Family at Upper Moreland High School
April 14 James and the Giant Peach at Upper Dublin High School

This year our Cappies show is Shrek the Musical. 30-50 Cappies critics from area high schools will attend opening night and then write reviews of the show. In the spring Shrek the Musical will be eligible awards given at the annual Greater Philadelphia Cappies Gala.

SEE THE PUBLISHED REVIEWS AT PHILLY.COM

For more information on the Cappies program, please see their website: www.cappies.com.

READ ANC CAPPIES CRITICS' REVIEWS OF:

HAMLET (Unionville High)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Baldwin)

BIG LOVE (Westtown)

BYE BYE BIRDIE (Haverford)

RENT (CAPA)

FOOTLOOSE (Lower Moreland)

JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Cardinal O'Hara)

LES MISERABLES (Eastern Regional HS)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

INTO THE WOODS

LES MISERABLES (CB West)

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Springfield HS)

THE WEDDING SINGER

HAIRSPRAY

SHREK

OUR TOWN

HELLO, DOLLY!

AMADEUS

MIDDLETOWN

THE 39 STEPS

 

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