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Liberty High School Receives Drama Awards

Release Date: 5/27/2010 11:24:49 AM

Liberty High School received fourteen awards out of eighteen nominations at the Cappies Critics and Awards Program gala event held at the Hippodrome in Baltimore on Sunday, May 23, 2010. Liberty students received the following awards:
Best Sound Design: Zach Huff and the LHS Sound Crew
Best Set Crew: Jen Law and the LHS Set Crew
Best Costumes: Melissa Cutts, Jessica Girod and the LHS Costume Crew
Best Choreography: Shane Moran
Best Make-up: LHS Make-up Crew
Props and Effects: Sierra Reeb and the Robotics Team
Creativity: Brian Nupp and Jake Dulling
Best Stage Crew: Katie Reed and the LHS Stage Crew
Comic Actress: Jenna Reed
Comic Actor: Jay Koller
Supporting Actress in a Play: Annie Luebke
Lead Actress in Play: Susan Mueller
Lead Actor in a Play:  Shane Moran
Best Play: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Students from Liberty performed three minutes of their highly celebrated show, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, that evening for a packed audience. In addition, students Robert Ackerman and Shane Moran auditioned for and participated in the Cappies Singers and Dancers, who opened and closed the show. These students were recognized for their talents in singing and dancing. Finally, students dressed in tuxes and formal gowns and changed into and out of their costumes in the same dressing rooms as touring companies from around the world.
Liberty is the first school in Carroll County to participate in the National Cappies Program (Baltimore Region). Through this program, high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers. At the end of the year, the student critics vote for awards that are presented at a formal Cappies gala. In July and August, many of the top award honorees from around the U.S. and Canada are invited to participate in the Cappies International Theater, where they perform shows at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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