Cincinnati, Ohio, June 5, 2018 – The Saint Ursula Academy Theatre Department is proud to announce it won three Cappies awards for its fall musical, The Wizard of Oz. The Cappies is a Tony’s-style awards ceremony for high school students that recognizes their outstanding accomplishments in theatrical performance, technical theater and writing.
The cast, crew, and critics from Saint Ursula received a record 16 nominations for the show, including Best Musical and Best Critic Team. It was the first big production in Saint Ursula’s new theater.
The Cappies Critic team was honored with two awards; Elizabeth Volk ’21 of Cleves won Up and Coming Critic and Lucy Lawler ’21 of Union Twp. won Best Critique. The critic team visits area high schools throughout the school year and reviews their theatre productions. Additionally, Grant Hawkins of Moeller High School won Best Male Dancer for his role in The Wizard of Oz.
The winners accepted the awards at the event, where the cast of The Wizard of Oz also performed an excerpt of the show. The 17th Cappies Gala took place on May 27 at Music Hall.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2018 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.
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