Trinity Academy Of Raleigh Nominated For Eight Capital Awards

Local Private School Recognized By North Carolina Theatre For Spring Performance Of Ernest In Love

[USPRwire, Tue May 18 2010] Dr. Robert Littlejohn, head of school at Trinity Academy of Raleigh (, a preK-12 college preparatory school community located in north Raleigh, has announced that the high school’s drama department has been nominated for eight North Carolina Theatre Capital Awards for their spring musical production of Ernest In Love.

Trinity Academy of Raleigh has been nominated in the categories of:

Best Overall Musical: Ernest In Love
Direction: Miss Marajen Denman
Costumes: Kelsey Wiggs
Ensemble: Entire Cast
Lead Actor: Jonathan Riedell
Lead Actress: Hannah Nelson
Sound Design: Frank Simme and Stephen West
Supporting Actress: Alexandra Oliver

“Trinity Academy of Raleigh has a diverse theatre arts program, and we are committed to providing outlets for our students to express their creativity,” said Littlejohn. “I congratulate our students for being recognized for their hard work and creativity that went into this wonderful performance.”

- The North Carolina Theatre Capital Awards is a program designed to recognize outstanding high school musical productions and performances. For more information, visit

- A two act musical with a book and lyrics by Anne Croswell and music by Lee Pockriss, Ernest In Love is based on Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest. Trinity performed the musical at the Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh on March 24 - 26.

- The Burning Coal Theatre Company is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization of nonprofit professional theatres and the North Carolina Theatre Conference, a statewide consortium of theatres of all sizes and types. For more information, visit

Trinity Academy of Raleigh is a pre-K through12 college preparatory school community located just off I540 in North Raleigh. Founded in 1995, the school focuses on educating the whole person, with its strong emphasis on the classical liberal arts and sciences, sports, the fine arts, and spiritual formation. The top 1/3 of Trinity's 2008 graduating class averaged more than $101,000 per student in merit-based scholarships from various colleges and universities. Trinity Academy is also committed to being a resource for the Triangle community, creating partnerships with area churches and community organizations such as the YMCA, North Wake Baseball, The Princeton Review and many others. Trinity Academy currently enrolls 312 students and employs 55 faculty and staff, under the direction of Head of School Robert Littlejohn, Ph.D. For more information, call (919) 786-0114, or visit

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