The 2013 Greater Philadelphia Cappies held their annual Gala on Sunday, May 5th at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. The Gala is held to honor all High School Theatre Participants and to announce the Cappies Award winners as chosen by the Critics. The Cappies Gala is a fancy event modeled after the Tony Awards, with students dressing up in gowns and tuxes to walk the red carpet. Fellow students serve as "paparazzi" taking photos of their entrances. This year ANC students Kristin K and Cheyanne A were chosen to be paparazzi.
ANC was nominated in five catagories for the fall show White Christmas, and won in two: Set (done by the Fall StageCraft class and represented at the Gala by Dustin S and Grace C) and Special Effects (snowfall effect done by Brae F and Glenn P.) Grace C was honored by earning a Spirit Award for her support of the Performing Arts at ANC. Winners gave a short speech on stage and were given a trophy. ANC student Ashley S served as a "Vanna" giving out trophies and holding the mic for winners' speeches.
ANC had six Cappies Critics this year: Leanna Z (head critic), Kristin K, Zack O, Rachael R, Freya K and Sarah J. Critics from each member school attend at least five shows and write short reviews. The Cappies Mentors (teachers from member schools) read each review and choose the top 4-5 for publication in the Philadelphia Inquirer and regional newspapers. Zack and Rachael each had one review published, Leanna had two reviews published and Kristin had four out of her five reviews published. Students interested in serving as Cappie Critics next year should contact Mrs. Waelchli (firstname.lastname@example.org).