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CAPA Announces High Schools Selected to Participate in the 2020-21 CAPA Marquee Awards

Presented by American Electric Power Foundation

Posted: September 16, 2020

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) today announced the 21 local high schools selected to participate in the 2020-21 CAPA Marquee Awards presented by American Electric Power Foundation. Designed to celebrate, support, and advocate for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio, this year-long, educational program offers selected high schools the opportunity to participate in professional theatre education activities throughout the school year including master classes with Broadway touring artists, skills-based workshops with local artists, and professional development sessions for educators.

To ensure the health and safety of all participants, all educational activities for the 2020-21 CAPA Marquee Awards will be offered virtually. In addition, two new virtual tutorial series will offer musical theatre students from the participating high schools the opportunity to explore a variety of topics in the theatre arts. The Dig Deeper Series will cover a range of topics to help students deepen their study and practice of theatre, and the Careers in the Arts Series will explore the many career opportunities available in the fine and performing arts.

In addition to participating in educational opportunities, participating schools may choose to have their in-person or virtual production reviewed by the program’s team of professional adjudicators. The purpose of the evaluation process is to provide educationally focused feedback and to evaluate students/productions in the categories of Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Musical Production, Best Direction, Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Outstanding Student Orchestra, and Outstanding Technical Execution. Adjudicators will also separately evaluate hard-copy nominations submitted in the categories of Backstage Excellence and Outstanding Student Designer.

The 2020-21 CAPA Marquee Awards participating high schools are:

Bishop Watterson High School
Columbus Alternative High School
Dublin Jerome High School
Eastmoor Academy High School
Grove City High School
Groveport Madison High School
Hilliard Darby High School
Licking Valley High School
New Albany High School
Olentangy Berlin High School
Olentangy Liberty High School
Olentangy Orange High School
Pickerington High School North
South High School
Thomas Worthington High School
West High School
Westerville Central High School
Westerville North High School
Westerville South High School
Whetstone High School
Worthington Christian School

On April 22, CAPA will announce the (up to) five nominees selected for each category.

In May, the CAPA Marquee Awards will culminate with a red-carpet ceremony and student showcase at which winners in all categories will be announced.

Students selected as Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role will be designated as official Jimmy® Award nominees for “Jimmys Week,” a nine-day professional training intensive with theatre professionals and industry experts, and compete on the national level for the 2021 Jimmy Awards® for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress.