16 Students Nominated for Cappies Awards

Cappies logo (from https://www.cappies.com/)

Cappies logo (from https://www.cappies.com/)

Olivia Simpson


On Friday, May 1, members of the Cappies team and the cast of the musical Legally Blonde met over zoom to see nominations. The musical was nominated for 14 awards, and the Cappies critics team was nominated for 2 (list below).


Marketing and Publicity: Rachael Drownsfield, Izzy Harris, Shannon Renner

Hair and Make-Up: Chris Wood and Sam Flerlage

Lighting: Reagan Kaiser and crew

Stage Management and Stage Crew: Sam Bonnell and crew

Ensemble in a Musical: Delta Nu girls

Featured Actress in a Musical: Tierney Rasmussen

Featured Actor in a Musical: Benny Mitchell

Female Dancer: Kiersten Souders

Comic Actress in a Musical: Shannon Renner

Comic Actor in a Musical: Griffin Wilner

Lead Actress in a Musical: Gabby Tollefsen

Lead Actor in a Musical: Lucas Wilner

Song: “What you want”


Up and Coming Critic: Grace Erickson and Tierney Rasmussen

Critic Team


The winners will be announced at a virtual Gala on Thursday, May 28.

The members of 2019-2020 Mariemont critics team were: Shannon Renner, Ellie Lewis, Sam Flerlage, Olivia Simpson, Alexandra Purdy, Grace Erickson, Benny Mitchell, Ellison Van Scoy, and Tierney Rasmussen. For those interested in joining the team next year, contact Mrs. Lowery (at [email protected])

The nominations came through the international Cappies program. Cappies seeks to recognize high school actors and encourage high school journalists.

In Cincinnati’s chapter, high schoolers from around the area are chosen by teachers to be journalistic critics. Critics see shows from other schools, write reviews (reviews are judged and the best are published), and, at the end of the year, vote.

Student critics from around the area scored shows through the weekend of April 15-20. Critics used a 10-point scale, giving specialty points to shows they felt deserved awards.