The Fourteenth Annual Cappies Awards Gala was held on May 19th at Unionville High School. The excitement was palpable from the first "Hello!" and all throughout the evening as the Cappies awards were handed out to high school students who put on their Sunday clothes to celebrate high school theatre in the Greater Philadelphia Area.The big winner of the evening was Germantown Academy who took home six Cappies awards out of their eight nominations for their hilarious romp, Neil Sim...
The season is over, the shows have closed, reviews have been submitted. Voting for the Greater Philadelphia Cappies took place on Sunday, April 14th and the results are in!
As You Like It by Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, PAApril 15, 2019Review submitted by Victoria Carcillo of Sun Valley High SchoolWith romance, humor, and adventure, Abington Friends School's production of As You Like It truly embodied Shakespeare's classic play with a bit of modern flair. This romantic comedy was written by Shakespeare in the late 16th century, and it tells the tale of Rosalind and Orlando as their love for each other grows with the many adventures they encounter ...
Marie Antoinette by The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PAApril 15, 2019Review submitted by Hope Odhner of Academy of the New ChurchWhether loved, admired, or despised, the name Marie Antoinette has gone down in history. Now, in their latest production of the same name, the students at Baldwin Upper School present her side of the story. Marie Antoinette, by David Adjmi, was commissioned by the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012, and later premiered in New York at Soho Rep. The play follows the title ch...
Radium Girls by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Willow Grove, PA
April 15, 2019
Review submitted by Sarah Eckstein Indik of Barrack Hebrew Academy
Seemingly a miracle, radium could cure all sorts of ailments, and it was deemed a great discovery… until it started to kill people. With a solid performance, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy's production of Radium Girls investigated the horrors of radium, science, business, and human greed.
A historical fiction drama, set in the 1920s, Radium G...
Young Frankenstein by Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA
April 8, 2019
Review submitted by Lionel McCulloch of PA Leadership Charter School's Center for Performing and Fine Arts
"It's alive!" But not to worry, because Harriton Theater Company's relevant, revenant production of Young Frankenstein has everything under control.
Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein based on his popular film of the same title is a raunchy comedy, making fun of the horror genre and the clichés that came with it. The mu...
Curtains by Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove, PA
April 2, 2019
Review submitted by Annajean Gionta of Haverford High School
What kind of a show can go from a number entitled "Show People" to one called "The Woman's Dead" and leave audiences all "In The Same Boat" of adoring praises? Upper Moreland High School's production of Curtains sure can!
Written by Rupert Holmes, John Kander, and Fred Ebb, the musical comedy Curtains first debuted on the stage in 2006. Following a "show-within-...
The Drowsy Chaperone by Upper Merion High School in King of Prussia, PA
April 2, 2019
Review submitted by Tommy Christaldi of Sun Valley High School
The Underground Players of Upper Merion Area High School had no issues "showing off" their talent during their production of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. They delivered not just the promised "mix-ups, mayhem, and a gay wedding!" but much more.
Opening on Broadway in 2006, and winning two Tony awards, including Best Book, The Drowsy Chaperone...
Bye Bye Birdie by Marple Newtown High School in Newtown Square, PA
March 19, 2019
Review submitted by Alexis Rendel of Archmere Academy
Put on a happy face because Marple Newtown High's production of Bye Bye Birdie brought its audience back to the rock and roll swingin' time of the 50s.
Bye Bye Birdie is a musical comedy following the teen idol, Conrad Birdie, and his manager, Albert Peterson, as they plan Conrad's goodbye tour before he leaves for the army. In addition to juggling Conrad and ...
Cinderella by Haverford High School in Havertown, PA
March 19, 2019
Review submitted by Katrina Conklin of Baldwin School
In Cinderella's world, miracles can happen: peasants can become princesses, pumpkins can become carriages, but most importantly, corrupt systems of government can be mended. In Haverford High School's production of the classic tale, these miracles came to life before the audience's eyes.
With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella the musica...