Roll Out the Red Carpet - the Cappies Are Here!
Posted on 05/30/2017
Photo of Cast of Othello

The anticipation is building, costumes have been sewn, lights are focused, sets painted, and the actors stand in the wings energized and ready to take their cue to start the show. Thrilling, exciting, and nerve-wracking as performing in a show is, there are rewards for the hard work and effort that goes into each and every aspect of a theatrical production. The students at Woodbridge High School and Potomac High School had productions that earned them the prestigious Cappie Award Nomination.

Woodbridge High School’s production of Shakespeare’s “Othello”, a story of love, lust, jealousy, and betrayal has earned the following Cappie Award nominations: Fatima Dyfan (director) for “Creativity”, Celeste Taica for “Best Supporting Actress in a Play”, Brian Bennett for “Best Supporting Actor in a Play”, Christian Ellis for “Best Lead Actor in a Play”, and for “Best Play”.

Emmanuel Kikoni, from Potomac Senior High School, was nominated for “Best Male Dancer” for their production of “Bye Bye, Birdie” a musical loosely based on Elvis Presley’s entering the Army. Emmanuel not only played the role of Conrad Birdie, but he also did all of the choreography for the show.

The Cappies, "Critics and Awards Program," is a student program through which high school theatre and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers like The Washington Post.

At the end of the year, the student critics vote for awards that are presented at a formal Cappies Gala, which will be held this year on June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.