The Odd Couple swept the Cappies ( an international high school theater and writing program) awards in 2006. Casey accepted the Cappie for Best Show on behalf of the entire cast of The Odd Couple in which Casey performed as Gwendolyn Pigeon. Casey had the audience in stitches during her hilarious performance as one of the two British sisters who lived next door to Oscar and Felix (Matt Thornton and Dan Bergels were Oscar and Felix and Kasey Borbidge was Casey’s Pigeon sister).
Casey was conscientious and passionate about her high school theater involvement and loved every minute of it, particularly The Odd Couple, which was one of Casey’s favorite shows. In Kasey Borbidge’s memory, “Handprints”, she states, “Before we could walk out of our dressing room we had to play “Defying Gravity” as loud as possible and Casey, Victoria Mayo, and I would sing it at the top of our lungs!”
Casey will be remembered at this year’s Cappies Gala on May 23, 2001 where she will be awarded an honorary Cappie for theater and journalism. Casey’s first involvement in high school theater was in the Laramie Project in 2004. Thereafter, she performed in all subsequent productions until her graduation. She was also lead critic from SHS for the the greater Philadelphia Region Cappies, was “Best Actress” for SHS in 2006, and was the secretary for Springfield Theater Workshop (STW).
[The photos below are from the 2006 Cappies Gala. View photographs of Casey’s high school theater performances, including the Odd Couple. Also read Meg Falasco’s memory, “Defying Gravitiy. The STW dedicated their 2009-2010 season to Casey’s memory. View the STW tribute here. To hear Casey’s SHS teacher and theater director, John Guildea, talk about Casey’s high school theatre performances, watch the 14 minute video, “Remembering Casey”. View photos of Casey at the 2007 Cappies Gala.]
This show and this time with Casey was my favorite high school memory! She made me laugh so much with her drunken British accent that I would cry. She made my first drama performance on stage so easy bc she was helpful with lending tips to me, who appreciaed it beyond belief bc i had never acted before and she just had so much chemistry with everyone on stage. When we would run our lines together we could barely get through a scene we were laughing so hard. But also, Casey’s laugh is so contagious!
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