CAPA Marquee Awards to Hold Online 2020 Senior Celebration May 18
Designed to celebrate, support, and advocate for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio, the CAPA Marquee Awards Powered by AEP Foundation invite local high schools to submit a musical theatre production for evaluation in 12 different categories such as Best Actor/Actress, Best Musical Production, Backstage Excellence, Outstanding Student Designer, etc. The program culminates in a red-carpet ceremony and student showcase modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards® at which the winners in all categories are announced and nominees demonstrate their talents in live performances.
However, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 CAPA Marquee Awards were forced to cancel. But in an effort to honor the musical theatre seniors from the program’s 19 participating high schools, the CAPA Marquee Awards Powered by AEP Foundation will host a 2020 Senior Celebration on its Facebook page and web site on Monday, May 18, at 7:30 pm.
The online event will highlight seniors in performance, design, technical theatre, student orchestra, and management through photos, videos, messages from the schools’ directors, student interviews, and an uplifting virtual music performance.
“Our seniors have lost out on so many milestones this year, and we hope to use this event to shine a spotlight on these amazing students and bring them some much deserved recognition,” stated CAPA Director of Education Amy Handra.
The 2019-20 CAPA Marquee Awards participating high schools are:
Bishop Watterson High School
Dublin Jerome High School
Eastmoor Academy High School
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
Grandview Heights High School
Grove City High School
Hilliard Darby High School
New Albany High School
Olentangy Berlin High School
Olentangy Liberty High School
Olentangy Orange High School
Pickerington High School Central
Pickerington High School North
Thomas Worthington High School
Upper Arlington High School
Westerville Central High School
Westerville South High School
Whetstone High School
Worthington Christian School
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The Ohio Arts Council helped fund CAPA’s 2019-20 season with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Lois S. and H. Roy Chope and Helen W. Wildermuth Fund for Drama and Music funds of The Columbus Foundation.
Owner/operator of downtown Columbus’ magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, Drexel Theatre, Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (New Albany, OH), and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPAis a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.