As part of our mission, CAPA has been hard at work supporting the communities we serve. Learn more about the work we do by checking out our annual reports.
A message from CAPA President & CEO Chad Whittington
2022–23 was an incredible season, and we are so proud to share this year's annual report with you and reflect on all that we have accomplished together. I hope you enjoy it. As exciting and busy as this past year has been, we are focused on continuing to expand our reach through new and different artistic programs. We are especially committed to finding opportunities that reach new communities within our great city.
On behalf of everyone at CAPA, we thank you for your trust in us and your steadfast support of the work that we do. While we have some highlights from the year below, we have the annual report in its entirety available by clicking the button just under this message.
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CAPA Marquee Awards
In the fifth annual CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation, 18 schools participated, reaching 2,356 high school students.
The 2023 CAPA Marquee Awards Showcase presented by American Electric Power Foundation was held at the Ohio Theatre on May 25. Congratulations to Pickerington High School North on winning the 2023 CAPA Marquee Award for Best Musical Production for Kinky Boots!
In June, Helena Engberg (Olentangy High School) and Christian Strong (Pickerington High School North) received a CAPA- sponsored trip to New York City to represent the CAPA Marquee Awards and central ® Ohio at the 2023 Jimmy Awards. For nine days, they joined top musical theatre students from across the country for private coaching, master classes, and rehearsals in preparation for a special showcase performance at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway on June 26, 2023.
Congratulations to Christian Strong, who was named our first national finalist! In addition to the title and a chance to perform his solo song selection, he also received a $3,000 scholarship to use toward his future education.
Broadway in the Classroom
This year, we launched Broadway in the Classroom, which provides Title 1 schools with the opportunity to engage in six weeks of curriculum developed around a Broadway show.
For this year’s pilot program, teaching artists made weekly visits to Columbus Alternative High School and worked with 50 students on curriculum centered around the musical Six. On January 27, students travelled to the Ohio Theatre for a performance of the show, and a talkback with the cast and production team.
Be sure to read through the full 2022-23 annual report below!