The Pacifica Theater League

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All things Cappies

What is Cappies? It is a high school critic review/award program. It was first established on the Capital Steps in Washington DC to promote and applaud high school theatre.

Pacifica has been a part of the Orange County Cappies since its Orange County inception in 2003. Since then we have gone on to win awards in acting and review writing, we have seen hundreds of shows and written hundreds of reviews.

A Cappie Critic is trained in high school theatre review writing. Our goal is to "celebrate high school theatre." Each critic is required to see at least 6 shows (some have seen as many as 25) and write a review. Each review is eligible to be published in the Orange County Register. We have had several reviews chosen in the past!! The shows are at high school theatres in Orange County. Currently there are 26 schools participating in the Orange County program. Last year alone there were over 1200 reviews written from 28 participating schools. (Over 56 shows eligible for voting) For a list of the participating schools, click on the link below.

At the end of the season a "Gala" is held at The Grove in Anaheim, a Tony award like program where the student critics and actors are up for awards in acting, tech and writing categories. 

Cappies Web Site

This link will take you to the official Orange County Cappie Web Site where you can find information on participating schools, dates of shows and directions to shows/schools.

Cappies link; click here!

 

Orange County Register

Important Dates

IMPORTANT DATESLEAD CRITIC TRAINING
@ Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa - Board Room, Building A
DATE: Sat, Sep , 2016 TIME: 9am - 1pm

CAPPIES APPLICATIONS DUE
DATE: Fri, Sep 16, 2016


CAPPIES DRAFT DUE
DATE: Fri, Sep 


CRITIC / ADVISOR / MENTOR TRAINING DAY
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 DATE: Sat. Sept. 24, 2016

MORNING SESSION: 8am - noon
AFTERNOON SESSION: 1pm - 5pm
****Teams will attend one session, not both.****

FIRST DAY FOR CAPPIES SHOWS
DATE: Fri, Oct. 8, 2016

 

 

LEAD CRITICS BRUSH-UP MEETING
@ TBD
DATE: Sat, January 21, 2017

TIME: 10am - noon

LAST DAY FOR CAPPIES SHOWS
Sat, April 22, 2017

VOTING DAY
@ The Orange County Dept of Ed, 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, Building B, Computer Labs
DATE: Tue, May 9, 2017

TIME: 11:00am - 9:00pm (or earlier if needed)

NOMINEES? AND COMMENDEES? RECEPTION
@ Orange Lutheran High School

 DATE: Tue, May 16, 2016

TIME: 5:30pm ? 7:30pm

12th ANNUAL ORANGE COUNTY CAPPIES GALA
@ TBD
DATE: Sun, May 21, 2016 TIME: 6:00pm ? 8:00pm

Welcome Pacifica Cappies!

2016-2017

Bekka Galperin (Lead)


2015-2016

Bekka Galperin (Lead)

Baylee Shlichtman

Christopher Burwell

Carolena Marcucci

 

2014-2015

Sabrina Thompson (Lead)

Bekka Galperin

Taylor Phelps

Griffin Johnson

Kayla Kissel

Molly Bupp

 

 

Team Shows 2014-2015

Nov. 1, 2014                 Tarzan @ Orange Lutheran           7:00

November 14, 2014      Complete Works @ Los Alamitos    7:00

April 18, 2015              Footloose @ Mater Dei                  7:30

May 2, 2015                 Grease @ Tri-School                    7:00