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The Cappies is a writing and awards program that trains high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Student critics vie to be published in local media outlets by attending productions at other schools and writing critical reviews.

THROUGH THE CAPPIES

Theatre and journalism students are trained as critics and attend each others shows. Cappies students discuss and learn about theatre production. Throughout the year, newspapers publish the reviews with the students' bylines. At the end of the year, Cappies student critics decide who among their peer performers and technicians should be recognized for awards at the end of the season with glamour and excitement.

HOW IT ALL WORKS

Each participating school selects a show to be attended, and also forms a team of 3 to 9 student critics and 2 adult volunteers in the fall. Shows may have between 20 and 90 critics in attendance. Critic teams and mentors gather in a private discussion room to perform pre, mid, and post show discussions. The technical and performance aspects of the show are discussed with provided documentation from the host school.

After each show, with adult oversight, the mentors and program director select the best written reviews to be sent to local press outlets. All the reviews are also sent back to the performing school.

At the end of the season, a Tonys-like celebration occurs, where all nominated shows perform a cutting or the critics' choice song, and the final Cappies awards are presented with a trophy by regional critics and peers.

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Best written reviews for “Leaf” performed by Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. Reviewed on December 11, 2021.

Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia, presented “Leaf“ to the Cappies Critics on December 11, 2201. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Alice in Wonderland” performed by Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia. Reviewed on December 4, 2021.

Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia, presented, “Alice in Wonderland“ to the Cappies Critics on December 4, 2201. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Sense and Sensibility” performed by Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Potomac Shores, Virginia. Reviewed on December 3, 2021.

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Potomac Shores, Virginia, presented, “Sense and Sensibility“ to the Cappies Critics on December 3, 2201. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Puffs” performed by Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia. Reviewed on November 20, 2021.

Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia, presented, "Puffs” to the Cappies Critics on November 20, 2021. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” performed by Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia. Reviewed on November 20, 2021.

Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia, presented, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” to the Cappies Critics on November 20, 2021. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Almost, Maine” performed by West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia. Reviewed on November 19, 2021.

West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia, presented, “Almost, Maine” to the Cappies Critics on November 19, 2021. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Harvey” performed by St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly, Virginia. Reviewed on November 20, 2021.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly, Virginia, presented, “Harvey” to the Cappies Critics on November 20, 2201. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Little Women” performed by Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Reviewed on November 19, 2021.

Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, presented, “Little Women” to the Cappies Critics on November 19, 2021. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “Puffs (Two Act Edition for Young Wizards)” performed by South County High School in Lorton, Virginia. Reviewed on November 20, 2021.

South County High School in Lorton, Virginia, presented “Puffs (Two Act Edition for Young Wizards)” to the Cappies Critics on November 20, 2021. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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Best written reviews for “The Mousetrap” performed by Justice High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Reviewed on November 12, 2021.

Justice High School in Falls Church, Virginia, presented, “The Mousetrap” to the Cappies Critics on November 12, 2021. Here are the top two Cappies Critic reviews.
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