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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 mentors, who then chooses the top four reviews for publication.

On ANC’s team this year: Meg M (lead critic), Ainsley O, Maggie S, Anya D, Sarah H and Aurelia S. 

The Cappies will be attending and reviewing ANC’s production of “Once Upon a Mattress” in April.

See the published reviews at

For more information on the Cappies program, please see their website:

2022-23 Reviews:


Archived Cappies Reviews