It was an exciting return to The Cappie Gala Awards Ceremony this year as DC Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast entered the evening with 5 award nominations: Solo Dancer (Sadie Serfass), Dance Ensemble (Sarah Sax, Ainsley Serfass, Sadie Serfass, Cassie Stinger, Jada Thompson), Male Vocalist (Jeremy Mitchell), Female Vocalist (Jazmine Scotton), and Comedic Actress in a Musical (Emily Chung). This year’s Cappie program included work from 22 Philadelphia Area schools, with nominees receiving recognition from critics as the best in their category.
Senior Emily Chung was named best Comedic Actress in a Musical for her role as the iconic Cogsworth. Emily’s dry humor and quick wit delighted audiences during the five show run in March.
Senior Jazmine Scotton was awarded best Female Vocalist for her role of Mrs. Potts, with her rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” leaving one Cappie critic “shook”, as mentioned in their review. Jazmine continues a long standing DC tradition of being awarded best Female Vocalist, having been most recently won by Jordan Thompson (class of 2019) in 2019 and 2018 and Maya Neal (class of 2016) in 2016.
Beauty and the Beast was produced and directed by Molly Courtright. She emphasizes that the students far exceeded her expectations both on stage and behind the scenes. Their work was creative and thoughtful, but more importantly, they loved and cared for one another so well through the process. They lived like Jesus, and our show was better because of it. To God be the glory!
To see past Cappie award recipients, please visit our Theatre Arts page.