THE GERSWHIN AWARDS
CAP21 is hosting The Gershwin Awards to celebrate outstanding achievement in musical theatre performance!
On May 21st from 9am-6pm high school students from all over the New York City Metropolitan Area will gather at CAP21 to participate in a series of group workshops, an interview, and a performance audition.
A panel of Broadway professionals including CAP21 co-founder Eliza Ventura, Music Director Tom Murray, and Casting Agent Cesar Rocha from Telsey Company will select the winners in the categories of Best Performance by a Lead Actor and Best Performance by a Leading Actress.
Winners will receive a $1000 and a scholarship to CAP21's Pre-College Musical Theatre Training Program.
For more information about The Gershwin Awards and how to nominate a student click here.
SUMMER STOCK NYC 2011
It's almost that time of year again...time for CAP21's annual presentation of Summer Stock NYC!
This year is going to be even bigger and better, with even more performance opportunities for CAP21 Alums.
Auditions will be announced soon, so be sure to stay tuned!!__________________________
CAP21 SPRING GALA 2011
On April 11th, 2011 CAP21 honored composers and lyricists Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt.
The evening included performance from Jason and Georgia themselves and from Broadway regulars: Kelli O'Hara, Davis Gaines, Brian d'Arcy James, Jessica Molaskey, Aisha de Haas, Lauren Kennedy, Christopher Jackson, Matt Dengler (CAP21 Alum), a chorus of 40 CAP21 students and Alums, and a 9-piece band.
Pictured above is Jason at the piano with the CAP21 chorus during the performance.
CAP21 also presented the the first ever CAP21 Distinguished Alumni Award to Matthew Morrison. To check out a video of Matt's acceptance speech click here.
INDUSTRY PRACTICUM SHOWCASE
Be sure to join us for this spring's Showcase performances on May 9th at 3pm & 7pm at New World Stages Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
To reserve your free tickets click here.
IN MEMORIAM - RON STRATTON
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ron Stratton. Ron worked at the front desk at CAP21 for many years and was an integral part of our community.
As a performer Ron appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Her First Roman, Subways Are for Sleeping, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Tenderloin and Goldilocks. He was and will always remain a part of the CAP21 family.
A memorial service will be held for Ron on Sunday, May 15th from 2pm-4pm at CAP21 (18 West 18th Street, 6th floor).
If you would like to attend please click here to send an RSVP.
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Stay current on all things CAP21 by checking out our blog ALL CAPS.
Dane Agostinis will be appearing as The Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast at NJPAC.
Parker Esse just received the Helen Hayes Award for his choreography for Oklahoma! at the Arena Stage.
Stephen Lucas will be appearing in the Philippines as Fabrizio in A Light in the Piazza.
Nathan Norcross will be attending Florida State this fall working toward receiving his MFA in Directing.
Drake Reporto is traveling the high seas with Carnival Cruise Lines.
Aneesh Sheth is making a network debut on NBC's Outsourced on 5/5 and 5/6.
Check out what Holly Davis, Matthew G. Meyers, Molly McAdoo, Bobby Steggert and the rest of your fellow CAP21 alumni are up to by visiting the CAP21 Alumni Connection.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Todd Alsup recently performed at Rockwood Music Hall.
Dr. Jan Prokop is directing Albert Herring, a comic opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten at Montclair State University.
To send an update click here.
Atlanta Theater of the Stars is holding open auditions for dancers for its upcoming production of White Christmas. For more information click here.
Paper Mill Playhouse is holding Equity Principal Auditions for its upcoming production of Disney's NEWSIES The Musical. For all the details click here.
Goodspeed Musicals is holding an Equity Chorus Call for its production of City of Angels. For more information click here.
The Media Theater is holding Equity Performer Auditions for its production of Chicago. For all the details click here.
Westchester Broadway Theater is holding Equity Principal Auditions for its production of Altar Boyz. For more information click here.
For more listings click here.
RENT THE 5TH FLOOR!
The 5th floor is up and running! Check out our new Black Box Theatre (pictured above).
And we now have 9 additional, state of the art studio spaces available for rent, with special rates for alumni, AEA, SAG, & AFTRA Members.
For more information contact our Facilities Manager, Michael Fudge at 212.807-0202 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUT CAP21 IN YOUR BIOS
All of us at CAP21 are incredibly proud of you, our successful alumni.
Thank you for putting CAP21 in your bios.
Thank you for helping us spread the word about our training programs.
And don't forget to keep us posted on what's new in your life. Did you recently buy a house, get married, or write a new musical? We want to know what you're up to, so be sure to send us an update.