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(Posted 6:30 a.m., May 11)
'Phantom of the Opera' snubbed by Cappie Awards
By Fred Sherwin
Orleans Online

The St. Peter High School production of 'Phantom of the Opera' was noticeably absent when the Cappie Award nominations were released on Tuesday. File photo

The Cappie Award nominations were released on Tuesday and the St. Peter High School production of "Phantom of the Opera" was conspicuously absent from the list of nominees.

Colonel By Secondary School led the way with six nominations including Best Male and Female Critcs. Rebecca Zhu and Michael Hassar were also nominater for Best Critic Team.

The school's production of "The Creature Creeps!" was also nominated for trio of Cappie Awards. Rachel Nicholson was nominated for Best Comic Actress in a Play, Colton Praill was nominated for Best Comic Actor and Will Simonds was nominated for Lead Actor in a Play.

Gloucester High School's production of "Little Shop of Horrors" received five nominations including Jenna McCaull for Lead Actress in a Musical and Duncan MacQuarrie for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. The play was also nominated in the areas of Creativity, Best Orchestra and Props & Effects.

The Lester B. Pearson's Elie Dib received two nominations for Best Choreography and Lead Acrtor in a Play for his performance in the school's production of "The Three Musketeers". Samantha Pentillier was nominated for Best Comic Actress in a Play and the cast was nominated for Best Ensemble.

The Cairine Wilson Secondary School production of "May the Farce be With You" received two nominations. Sam Pearson was nominated for Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Keexie and Chris Hodgins and Sam Loveridge were nominated for Best Ensemble for their roles as Acrobat Man and Albatross.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Kyle Newman was nominated in the Creativity category for composing the musical score to the school's production of "Dracula" and Trevor Desjardins was nominated for Best Supportin Actor in a Play for his role as Professor Van Helsing.

Surprisingly enough, the St. Peter High School production of "Phantom of the Opera" did not receive a single nomination.

The Cappies critics and awards program allows high school theater and journalism students attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers such as the Ottawa Citizen.


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