The CAPA Marquee Awards Powered by AEP Foundation
The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is committed to celebrating, supporting, and advocating for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio.
Through CAPA’s standing as a member of the Broadway League, Columbus is an official Regional Awards Program of The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®. CAPA sponsors the prestigious national program for high school musical theatre students through its own newly created, local awards program—the CAPA Marquee Awards.
To be considered for participation in the CAPA Marquee Awards, schools must submit an online application, and present a full-length musical from a list of Jimmy® Awards-approved productions between November 1, 2019 - April 19, 2020. Schools accepted into the program will be eligible for awards in the following categories:
Best Musical Production
Best Actor in a Leading Role, Sponsored by Danbert, Inc.
Best Actress in a Leading Role, Sponsored by White Castle
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Sponsored by Johnson Investment Counsel
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Sponsored by the Voice Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Best Direction, Sponsored by Denison University
Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Outstanding Student Orchestra, Sponsored by The DiMarco Family Fund of the Columbus Foundation
Outstanding Technical Execution
Outstanding Student Designer, Sponsored by the Pam and Jack Beeler Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation
Outstanding Student Reporter
Backstage Excellence Award, Sponsored by The Owens Family
Additional Support provided by Mary Beth and Luke McCormick, and the Falcone Family.
Three adjudicators from the CAPA Marquee Awards program will attend a performance of each participating school’s qualifying musical theatre production to evaluate nominated students/productions and provide valuable written feedback to the production’s cast, crew, and creative team. On April 24, 2020, the (up to) five nominees selected for each category will be announced.
The CAPA Marquee Awards will culminate with a red-carpet ceremony and student showcase at the Southern Theatre on May 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm, at which the winners of each category 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 and will receive a CAPA-sponsored trip to New York City to attend a nine-day professional training intensive with theatre professionals and industry experts, and compete on the national level for the 2020 Jimmy Awards® for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress.
Learn more about the CAPA Marquee Educational Opportunities