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Theatre Productions Nominated for CAPA Marquee Awards

Pickerington Schools is thrilled to share the exciting news that our Pickerington High School Central and Pickerington High School North theatre departments have received several nominations for the CAPA Marquee Awards.

Pickerington High School Central has received Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Dance Execution, and Best Actress in a Leading Role nominations for its productions of The Addams Family. The nominees are as follows: 

  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Grey Kuhl, Lurch in The Addams Family
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Mekhiah Ellis, Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family

Pickerington High School North has received Best Musical Production, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Direction, Outstanding Dance Execution, Outstanding Ensemble, and Best Actor in a Leading Role nominations for its production of Kinky Boots. Please join us in congratulating our talented nominees for their outstanding achievements:

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Christian Strong, Lola in Kinky Boots
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Bennett Ladowitz, George in Kinky Boots
  • Best Direction: Allen DeCarlo-Boyd, Kinky Boots

Pickerington Schools is extremely proud of our nominees and the entire cast and crew of Central's The Addams Family and North's Kinky Boots productions. Their hard work and dedication have resulted in this well-deserved recognition. We are looking forward to the awards ceremony and wish our nominees all the best. 

Because Pickerington High School North was nominated in the top five for Best Musical Production, the cast of Kinky Boots has the honor of performing at the Ohio Theatre. The 2023 CAPA Marquee Awards will take place at the Ohio Theatre on Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm! Tickets are on sale now: click here to view the CAPA Marquee Awards website.

We thank our students, staff, and the entire Pickerington community for your continued support of our high school theatre programs.

The CAPA Marquee Awards is a regional awards program of The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, recognized through CAPA's membership in the Broadway League. As part of its local awards program, CAPA sponsors a prestigious national program for high school musical theatre students.

To evaluate nominated students and productions, three adjudicators from the CAPA Marquee Awards program attend a performance of each participating school's qualifying musical theatre production and provide valuable written feedback to the production's cast, crew, and creative team.

The culminating event of the CAPA Marquee Awards is an Awards Showcase that provides students from all participating high schools the opportunity to perform at a professional venue and work with a team of theatre and music professionals.

On May 25, 2023, the CAPA Marquee Awards will announce the winners of each category at a student showcase event at the Ohio Theatre. Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the showcase will include live performances from the nominees for Best Musical Production, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Actress in a Leading Role. In addition, opening and closing numbers will incorporate nominated students from all participating high schools.

The students selected as Best Actor and Best Actress in a Leading Role will be designated as official Jimmy® Award nominees and will receive a CAPA-sponsored trip to attend "Jimmy's Week" in New York City. During this intensive training, they will have the opportunity to work with theatre professionals and industry experts, and they will compete at the national level for the 2023 Jimmy Awards® for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress.