RECAP: May 2011

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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.

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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!!__________________________


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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.



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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.



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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