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Awards and Reviews


The Harriton Theater Company has won numerous nominations and awards from The Cappies Program and the Independence Awards. Below is a list of all awards HTC has won from both award programs.

She Loves Me (2023)

The Independence Awards:

  • Best Shift Crew/Stage Management (Ashton Norwood, Addy Morgenstern, Mae Londergan, & HTC’s Shift Crew)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2022)

The Cappies:

  • Outstanding 9th/10th Grade Critic (Carly Marcus)
  • Hair & Makeup (Pearl McShane, Ava Mariani, & Elaina Steinberg)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Jack McCullough)
  • Best Ensemble in a Play (The Mechanicals — Jack McCullough, Ally Fenton, Hayden Picker, Maja Mozdzer, Henry Yearley, & Lucas Nelson)

The Curious Savage (2021)

The Cappies:

  • Best Ensemble in a Play (The Savage Children — Sam Bailey, Julia Halpern, & Jack McCullough)
  • Outstanding Critic Team (Aiden Kaliner, Nel Blinman, Anjali Rooney, Sam Bailey, Julia Halpern, & Jack McCullough)
  • Outstanding 12th Grade Critic (Aiden Kaliner)
  • Outstanding 9th/10th Grade Critic (Jack McCullough)

Peter and the Starcatcher (2019)

The Cappies:

  • Props (CJ Bowser and Maren McDonnell)
  • Outstanding Critic Team (Patrick McCann, Benna Trachtenberg, Aiden Kaliner, Nel Blinman, Maren McDonnell, and Kristiana Filipov)
  • Outstanding 12th Grade Critic (Patrick McCann)
  • Outstanding 9th/10th Grade Critic (Nel Blinman)

Young Frankenstein (2019)

The Cappies:

  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Jackson Eisner)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Allegra Greenawalt)
  • Outstanding Critic Team (Nina Gold, Allegra Greenawalt, Jacob Newmark, Patrick McCann, Benna Trachtenberg, and Aiden Kaliner)
  • Outstanding 11th Grade Critic (Patrick McCann)
  • Outstanding 9th/10th Grade Critic (Aiden Kaliner)

The Independence Awards:

  • Best Marketing and Publicity (Ben Newman and Emma Deutsch)

Gypsy (2018)

The Cappies:

  • Outstanding 11th Grade Critic (Allegra Greenawalt)

Women on a Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2017)

The Cappies:

  • Best Comedic Actress in a Musical (Nina Gold)

Godspell (2014)

The Cappies:

  • Creativity (Olivia Sun)

The Drowsy Chaperone (2013)

The Cappies:

  • Lighting (Asa Lipton)
  • Costumes (Emma Seymour, Alana Koenig, and Tatiana Fogt)
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Brendan Scanlon)

Jesus Christ Superstar (2012)

The Cappies:

  • Special Effects and/or Technology (Asa Lipton)
  • Best Male Vocalist (Jake Ohlbaum)

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (2011)

The Cappies:

  • Costumes (Chelsea Katz, Alana Koenig, and Emma Seymour)
  • Choreography (Ella Cohen, Kasie Patlove, and Sofie Seymour)

Hair (2010)

The Cappies:

  • Costumes (Chelsea Katz)


Harriton Theater Company is a part of the Greater Philadelphia Cappies. The Cappies critics attend and review other high schools’ theatrical productions. Reviews are submitted to the organization and become eligible for publication on the Cappies website. At the end of the school year, the program hosts a Gala, where the best actors, departments, and shows are nominated and awarded by the critics.

Harriton’s 2023-2024 Cappies Team: Jack McCullough (lead critic), Mae Londergan, Carly Marcus, Fionnuala McCann, Olivia Lee, & Aspen Herz

The Philadelphia Independence Awards is another high school theater review program that recruits theater artists, educators, and graduate students to provide feedback to directors on their productions.

View all Cappies and Independence Awards reviews from previous productions below.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The truth is rarely pure and never simple, but one thing is for sure: Harriton Theater Company’s sta…

She Loves Me

This production hit every category from performance to technicality and was exclusive because She Lo…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”  Harriton High School’s incredible production of A Midsummer Ni…

Mamma Mia!

This show was so much fun to see. The cast, crew, and orchestra work so well together. They were so …

The Curious Savage

Harriton's The Curious Savage combined melodrama, comedy, and family into one package, and tied it w…

Peter and the Starcatcher

All aboard! Journey along with Harriton High School as they present the tale of Peter and the Starca…

Young Frankenstein

“It’s alive!” But not to worry, because Harriton Theater Company’s relevant, revenant production of …


“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” for Harriton High School’s recent production of Gypsy. With superb vo…