By Betty Ben Dor, Co-Editor in Chief
For the second consecutive year, Conestoga’s musical production stole the stage at the annual Cappies awards held on May 21. Nominated in eleven categories, the cast and crew of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” took home awards for Best Musical, Best Supporting Actor, Best Stage Management and Best Special Effects.
The Cappies of Greater Philadelphia is a branch of the national Cappies organization, which trains high school students to write reviews about their fellow peers’ theater productions. Throughout the year, Cappies critics are required to attend and write reviews for a minimum of five shows for high school productions around the area. At the end of the year, the critics vote for the best shows, cast and crews to determine the nominees and subsequent winners to be announced at the annual gala.
This was Conestoga’s second ever Best Musical win, with last year’s “Guys and Dolls” being the first.
“’Stoga theatre winning its second Best Musical Cappie for the second year in a row was the most amazing feeling I’ve ever felt. This cast worked so incredibly hard to make something that we were all so proud of,”said senior Jack D’Emilio, recipient of the Best Supporting Actor award and lead critic for Conestoga’s Cappies program.
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