Langley Cappies Shows
Each year, Langley High School's Saxon Stage enters one main stage production into the Cappies program. Student critics review these shows from across the National Capital Area. The Cappies Gala is held at the end of every season, with all submitted productions from the area being considered for awards.
The 2021-2022 Cappies show was Disney's Freaky Friday: the musical. With music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, and a book by Bridget Carpenter. Based on the 1972 book of the same name by Mary Rodgers and its film adaptations. In the story, when an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before the mom's wedding.
In the 2020-2021 Cappies season, Saxon Stage conducted all performances virtually. The Cappies program shifted from an awards-based program to being solely review-based for the year. Langley submitted five different shows names, of which many were student-written and produced.
The 2019-2020 Cappies show was Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The show had a creative twist, placing the show amidst the backdrop of a tumultuous U.S. presidential election. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cappies Gala was canceled before nominees or winners were announced.
The 2018-2019 Cappies show was Biloxi Blues. A semi-autobiographical play by Neil Simon that tells the story of five young privates stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, during World War II.
The 2017-2018 Cappies show was Evita. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Evita chronicles the sophisticated life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón.
The 2016-2017 Cappies show was Gypsy, a musical loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
The 2015-2016 Cappies show was Chicago. A 1975 American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Based on a 1926 play by the same name, it satirically tells the story of corruption in the criminal justice system.