Mount Notre Dame High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” received 14 nominations in the 2013 Greater Cincinnati Cappies awards competition, including Best Musical.
The total number of nominations is the second highest in the history of the school’s theater department.
The production includes two Mason students, who were both nominated for awards: Rachel Brinkman received a nomination for Female Dancer and Choreography while Olivia DeLuca received a nomination in the Lighting category.
The Greater Cincinnati Cappies began in 2002 in cooperation with theater teachers from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The purpose of the Cappies is to enhance long-term growth of theater and the performing arts within Cincinnati by celebrating, promoting and improving theater at the high school level.
Through the Cappies, high school student critics attend and review each other’s shows, publish their reviews and participate in a year-end recognition gala.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” attracted large crowds during its six-show run in April in the Mount Notre Dame Salerno Center for the Performing Arts. Nate Pucke, head of MND’s Theater Department, led the production which involved dozens of students as well as faculty, staff and parent volunteers.
The categories and nominees (nominees are MND students unless otherwise noted) for “The Drowsy Chaperone” are: