R-7 high schools capture nominations in Cappies Theatre Awards program

May 22, 2013 

Several Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students and theatre productions were recently nominated for honors in the Cappies Theatre Awards program, which includes recognition for high school theatre productions and critics. Both Lee’s Summit High School and Lee’s Summit West High School participated in the program this school year.

Through Cappies, high school theatre and journalism students are trained in theatre criticism, organized into teams and assigned to attend plays and musicals at other schools. The students write reviews for local newspapers. At the end of the show season, the critics vote for the Cappies awards. A metro-wide gala will be held June 1 at Grandview High School to present the Cappies awards.

Lee’s Summit West High School nominations included Preston Hereford, Marketing and Publicity for “Legally Blonde”; Celeste Gage and Dakota Moore for Lighting for “Moon Over Buffalo”; Erin Barnes and Hannah Killion for Costumes for “Legally Blonde”; Nicole Fantauzzi and Abbi Richardson for Makeup for “Legally Blonde“; Conor Tierney for Special Effects/Technology for “Moon Over Buffalo”; The “Legally Blonde” Orchestra; Jordan Patterson for Female Dancer in “Legally Blonde”; Seth Harper for Male Vocalist in “Legally Blonde”; Elise Marshall for Comic Actor in a Play for “Moon Over Buffalo”; Mackenzie McCarter for Comic Actress in a Musical for “Legally Blonde”; Conor Tierney for Comic Actor in a Musical for “Legally Blonde”; Preston Hereford for Featured Actor in a Play for “Moon Over Buffalo”; Elise Marshall for Featured Actor in a Musical for “Legally Blonde”; Trevor Glauz for Featured Actor in a Musical for “Legally Blonde”; Sawyer Harmon for Supporting Actor in a Play for “Moon Over Buffalo”; Maddie Campbell for Supporting Actress in a Musical for “Legally Blonde”; Mackenzie McCarter for Lead Actress in a Play for “Moon Over Buffalo”; Courtney Shanholtzer for Lead Actress in a Musical for “Legally Blonde”; and “Bend and Snap” for Best Song in “Legally Blonde.”

Lee’s Summit High School nominations included Rachel Walker, Sound, “9 to 5”; Alison Gray, Make-Up, “9 to 5”; Randi Matney, Props, “9 to 5”; Doug Spencer and Emily Walker, Stage Crew, “9 to 5”; “9 to 5” Orchestra, Orchestra, for “9 to 5”; Sierra Walker, Female Dancer, “9 to 5”; Sheldon Ledbetter, Male Dancer, “9 to 5”; Dashawn Young, Comic Actor in a Play, “On The Razzle”; Alison Gray, Comic Actress in a Musical, “9 to 5”; Bria Jones, Featured Actress in a Musical, “9 to 5”; Dashawn Young, Supporting Actor in a Musical, “9 to 5”; Daniel Verschelden, Lead Actor in a Play, “On The Razzle”; Kayla Burns, Lead Actress in a Musical, “9 to 5”; Daniel Verschelden, Lead Actor in a Musical, “9 to 5”; “9 to 5,” Best Song for “9 to 5”; “On The Razzle for Best Play; and “9 to 5” for Best Musical.

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