Members of the Francis Howell High School's (FHHS) Limelight Theatre group capped off a very successful year by capturing top awards at the St. Louis CAPPIES 8thAnnual Awards Gala, held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Missouri Baptist University. FHHS was one of only two St. Charlesarea high schools to receive St. Louis CAPPIES nominations and awards for their2011-2012 theatrical productions.
Led by Francis Howell High School Theater Director, Charles Mueller and Assistant Director,Andrew Kuhlman, the FHHS Limelight Theater students received the highest award in six categories from the St. Louis CAPPIES which included:
Best Sound - Heidi Rose, Corie Zimmerling, AustinSnider and Kaitlyn Snider for “Distracted”
Best Lighting - Rachel Drury, Michael Carter and ChadMeece for “Distracted”
Best Special Effects and/or Technology - Sam Crosby,Reggie Wishom and Michelle Zigler for “Distracted”
Best Featured Actress in a Play - Katie Angeli for “Distracted”
Best Lead Actress in a Play - Ashley Unland for “Distracted”
Best Play – Distracted
The FHHS Limelight Theater students also received a record-setting 16 CAPPIES nominations in 40 award categories for their 2011-2012 theatrical productions.In addition to the six top awards, these nominations included:
Sets – Larry Guessfeld, Emily Molitor,Danielle Crosno and Sarah Gruet
Featured Ensemble in a Play –Ashley Unland and Nic Branson for “Momma and Dad”
Featured Actor in a Play –Jack McCarthy
Comic Actress in a Play –Katie Angeli
Supporting Actress in a Play –Cidney Woodson
Lead Actor in a Play –Nic Branson
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Costumes – Megan Horn, Michael Jacobs &Megan Loughran
Special Effects and/orTechnology – SamCrosby, Reggie Wishom and Michelle Zigler
Orchestra – Will Hardy, Megan Horn, AdamHenze, Brett Taylor and Michael Wagner.
Graduating St. Louis CAPPIES Critic – Julie Bays
This year, 15 public and private high schools participated in the St. Louis CAPPIES program. In all, the student CAPPIES critics reviewed30 high school shows from across the St. Louis area during the 2011-2012 school year, as part of the 8thAnnual CAPPIES season.
The CAPPIES program was created in the summer of 1999 in Washington, D.C. for the purpose of celebrating and bringing public acclaim to high school theater.
For more information about the award-winning FHHS Limelight Theater program and their recent success at the St. Louis CAPPIES Awards Gala, please contact the FHHS Theater Director Charles Mueller at email@example.com.
For more information about the CAPPIES Critics and AwardsProgram for High School Theater and journalism visit http://www.cappies.com/.