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The CAPA Marquee Awards Presented 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. 

Click here to view the CAPA Marquee Awards Website.

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 Presented by AEP Foundation, schools must submit an online application, and present a full-length musical from a list of Jimmy® Awards-approved productions between October 15, 2020 - April 18, 2021. 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
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 22, 2021, the (up to) five nominees selected for each category will be announced.

The CAPA Marquee Awards Presented by AEP Foundation will culminate with a red-carpet ceremony and student showcase at the Ohio Theatre on May 17, 2021 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 2021 Jimmy Awards® for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress.

Click here to view the CAPA Marquee Awards Website

Learn more about the CAPA Marquee Educational Opportunities