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The Cappies Are Back! 

After a one-and-a-half year hiatus, the Greater Philadelphia Cappies is back! The national Cappies (Critics and Awards) 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. 

In the Cappies program, critic teams attend at least five shows at other member schools. They meet before and immediately after each show for a discussion facilitated by a teacher mentor. Each critic writes a short review which is anonymously read by the mentors, who then choose the top four reviews for publication.

The 2021-20220 ANC Cappies Team is Meg M. (lead critic), Maggie S., Ainsley O. and Anya D. In October, all Cappies critics were trained in journalism, fairness and theatre critique.

The ANC team has already attended two area high school shows; the team’s first show was “Radium Girls'' at Episcipal High School. Reviews by Meg and Maggie were chosen for publication for “Radium Girls.” The team’s second show was “A Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time '' at Conestoga High school, and for this show Meg’s review was once again chosen for publication. Read all reviews here

This year our Cappies show is the spring musical, which will be announced January 3rd. Between 30-50 Cappies critics from area high schools will attend opening night and then write reviews of the show. The spring musical will be eligible for awards given at the annual Cappies Gala in May.

See the published reviews at

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