No One Would Have Imagined in 1962 that a small group of local actors would one day evolve into one of the finest theatres in the state. It all began with a two-show season starting with the classic Dicken’s A Christmas Carol performed at Alexander Graham Junior High and the courtroom drama The Night of January 16th performed at the Fayetteville Courthouse. Everything from props to lights was borrowed. This small group of enthusiasts, under the leadership of former LTNC Playmaker Bo Thorp, formed the Fayetteville Little Theatre. With the community’s support funds were raised to renovate the building and after incorporating two adjacent buildings. On the advice of State Senators Tony Rand and Lura Tally and others, the theatre changed its name to Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT). CFRT features a three-story complex with a 309 seat main stage and contracts actors, writers and designers from throughout the country. CFRT’s six-show mainstage season and robust education and outreach programs serve over 42,000 audience members a year from all ages and varying socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds including nearly 7,000 students from around the region. CFRT is grateful for the community support from which it was born and still blooms.

Past Productions:

1962-63
A Christmas Carol

The Night of January 16th

1963-64
Blithe Spirit
A Christmas Carol
Solid Gold Cadillac
An Evening with Shakespeare
1964-65
The Girls in 509
Harvey
A Christmas Carol
The Wizard of Oz
Guys and Dolls
J.B.
H.M.S. Pinafore
1965-66
Teahouse of the August Moon
Private Lives
Cinderella
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Damn Yankees
The Crucible
1966-67
A Streetcar Named Desire
Never Too Late
Picnic
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Three One-Act Plays
1967-68
Desire Under the Elms
You Can’t Take it With You
Alice in Wonderland
Carnival
Summer and Smoke
The Lady’s Not for Burning

1968-69
Barefoot in the Park
Tobacco Road
A Christmas Carol
A Thousand Clowns
South Pacific

Dylan

1969-70
Sweet Bird of Youth
You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running
Christmas Snow (A Christmas Carol & Snow White)
The Rainmaker
Mame
The Lion in Winter
1970-71
Bye Bye Birdie
Dracula
Snow White
Cactus Flower
Dark of the Moon
Man of LaMancha
1971-72
Black Comedy
I Never Sang for My Father
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Child’s Play
Fiddler on the Roof
1972-73
The Fantasticks
Butterflies are Free
Stop the World I Want to Get Off
Look Homeward Angel
Cabaret
Applause
1973-74
Peter Pan
The Owl and The Pussycat
The Effects of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
The Andersonville Trial
Cabaret
1974-75
Godspell
Hatful of Rain
6 Rms Riv Vu
Happy Birthday, Wanda Jane
Camelot
1975-76
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder
**Cinderella
Forty Carats
The Highland Call
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
1976-77
Li’l Abner
Harvey
**Snow White (FBPH)
Sleuth
The Miracle Worker
Jesus Christ Superstar
1977-78
The King & I
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Come Blow Your Horn
The Male Animal
**Jack and The Beanstalk (FBPH)
I Do, I Do
**Sweet Charity
1978-79
The Sound of Music
The Last Meeting of the Nights of the White Magnolia
Born Yesterday
Indians
Raisin
**Cinderella (FBPH)
1979-80
Man of La Mancha
The Corn is Green
Norman, is that You?
Becket
The Great White Hope
1980-81
Hello, Dolly!
A Christmas Carol
Member of the Wedding
Chapter II
Grease
1981-82
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
I Love My Wife
**A Christmas Carol
The Women
Death of a Salesman
The Wiz
**Snow White Goes West
1982-83
**The Importance of Being Earnest
Encore
Babes in Toyland
*One for Me, One for You
Deathtrap
*Vive, Lafayette
The Robber Bridegroom
1983-84
**Razzle, Dazzle
Annie
**Amahl and the Night Visitors
Children of a Lesser God
Crimes of the Heart
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
**River Renaissance I
**Pumpboys and Dinettes (1st Play at the River)
1984-85
**Razzle, Dazzle
** Pumpboys and Dinettes (NCTC Competition)
Peter Pan
**Tally’s Folly
Amadeus
Gypsy
Foxfire
**River Renaissance II
Cotton Patch Gospel
1985-86
**Razzle, Dazzle
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Greater Tuna
They’re Playing our Song
**A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
On Golden Pond
King Mackeral & The Blues are Running
**River Renaissance III
1986-87
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Quilters
The 1940’s Radio Hour
The Foreigner
Jerry’s Girls
Diamond Studs
**River Renaissance IV
1987-88
Little Shop of Horrors
**Listen to My Song
One for Me, One for You
**Greater Tuna
A…My Name is Alice
**Private Contentment
**As Is
One Mo’ Time
1988-89
Steel Magnolias
The Immigrant
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Anything Goes
Social Security
**Pumpboys and Dinettes
*Peace, Love & Rock ‘N Roll
1989-90
Big River
*Cool Spring
Something’s Afoot
Fences
Our Town
A Christmas Carol
Raney
**Hot Time on the River Tonight
1990-91
Me And My Girl
**Yours, Anne
By Lerner, By Lowe
**Walking Across Egypt
The Boys Next Door
Oil City Symphony
Driving Miss Daisy
Smoke on the Mountain
**Raney
**The Gift of the Magi
1991-92
42nd Street
**Dracula
Lend Me A Tenor
**A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dear Ms. Dare (NC Writer’s Conference)
Dreamgirls
Other People’s Money
Nunsense
**Henry the 8th at the Grand Ol’ Opry
1992-93
My One and Only
See How They Run
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Oklahoma!
**Love Letters
**Once on this Island
Lost in Yonkers
Baby
**The River Show with the Shady Grove Band and the Swamp Cats
**Dirty Work at the CrossRoads
Don’t Count Your Chickens
**Until They Cry Wolf
**One World
**New Orleans New Year
1993-94
**Don’t Count Your Chickens
Guys and Dolls
**Shirley Valentine
A Few Good Men
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
**Tar Heel Voices
Mame
Rumors
Nunsense II
**Pumpboys and Dinettes
**Free to Be You and Me
1994-95
A Thousand Clowns
Phantom
**Radio Gals
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
**The Good Times are Killing Me
Same Time, Next Year
Dear Ms. Dare (at Peace College)
She Loves Me
Inherit the Wind
Five Guys Named Moe
**Woody Guthrie’s American Song
1995-96
Carousel
Of Mice and Men
Crazy for You
The Sisters Rosensweig
Forever Plaid
**A Tuna Christmas
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
**The Good Times Review
**CFRT’s Evening with the Fayetteville Symphony
**The Marsha Norman Event
**The Annual River Show
1996-97
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Luv
The Secret Garden
One Flew Over the Cukcoo’s Nest
**A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
**All I Want For Christmas Is…
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Good Times Revue II
Bravo Broadway II
**Bubba And Betty Sue Get Married
Dream, Dream, Dream
1997-98
The Most Happy Fella
The Gin Game
The Sound of Music
The Floatplane Notebooks
Sophisticated Ladies
Beehive
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
**A Tuna Christmas
The Good Times Revue III
Bravo Broadway III
**Family Reunion
*Polyester: The 70’s Musical
1998-99
State Fair
Sylvia
The King & I
Romeo & Juliet
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
**O, Joy
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
**The Stars Are Out
The Good Times Revue IV
**Phantom of the Country Opera
1999-00
1776
The Old Settler
My Fair Lady
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change
**Grease
**O, Joy Too
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Arthur
The Good Times Revue V
*Polyester and More
2000-01
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Twelfth Night
South Pacific
Art
The World Goes Round
The Good Times Revue VI
**A Holiday Cabaret with Lisa Layne
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
King Mackeral and The Blues Are Running
Snow White Goes West
2001-02
Smokey Joe’s Café
Angel Street
The Music Man
Picnic
Over the River and Through The Woods
Godspell
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Honk!
The Good Times Revue VII
Nashville Bound
**Footloose
2002-03
Chicago
Hamlet
Annie Get Your Gun
Proof
My Way, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
**Traveling Notes
**Footloose
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
**Let’s Get Happy, New Year’s Eve Revue
Cinderella
*Let ‘er Fly
2003-04
Kiss Me Kate
The Woman in Black
Big River
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Grand Night For Singing
**The First Annual Cross Creek Music Festival
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
**Let’s Get Happy, New Year’s Eve Revue
**Wendy Sounds Off!
Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch
**Pumpboys and Dinettes
**1st Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival
**The Fayetteville Idol
**The Good Times Revue
2004-05
The Wizard of Oz
Morning’s At Seven
Ragtime
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Idols of the King
**Cross Creek Music Fesitval II
**The Top of The Bottom Half
**Paying the Price
**The Fayetteville Idol II
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Conversations
**A Pocketful of Rhymes
The Good Times Revue
**2nd Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival
2005-06
Children of Eden
**Cross Creek Music Festival
**Top of the Bottom Half
**Sacred Cows
Steel Magnolias
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast
Lunch at the Piccadilly
**A Raisin in the Sun
**Wildwood Flowers
**3rd Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival
Fame
2006-07
**The Last Five Years
Thoroughly Modern Millie
**2nd Annual Cross Creek Music Festival
**How to Eat Like A Child
**Closer Than Ever
Tuesdays with Morrie
Cinderella
The Foreigner
**Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming
**4th Annual Blues ‘n Brews Festival
Disney’s High School Musical
2007-08
Oliver!
Twelve Angry Men
**Oktoberfest
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Singin’ in the Rain
**Porgy & Bess
Good Ol’ Girls
**Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
**5th Annual Blues ‘n Brews
Company

2008-09
Barnum
**Oktoberfest
Lend Me A Tenor
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
West Side Story

The Odd Couple
**River Show: Encore

Driving Miss Daisy
**6th Annual Blues ‘n Brews
Disney’s High School Musical 2

2009-10

**Fayetteville Has Talent

The Full Monty

White Christmas

**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Peter Pan

**Les Miserables: School Edition

The Member of the Wedding

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

**Hair

7th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2010-11

**Fayetteville Has Talent

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A View From the Bridge

**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Hairspray

Rumors

**Our Town

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

**Hank Williams: Lost Highway
8th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2011-12

**Night of January 16th

Boeing-Boeing

Miss Saigon

**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Encore! Fifty Fabulous Years

**The Golden Gala

**Othello

The Spitfire Grill

On Golden Pond

**A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

An Evening With Bo

9th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2012-13
Jesus Christ Superstar

Around the World in 80 Days
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Legally Blonde: The Musical
**A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Parchman Hour
Pride and Prejudice

**Cotton Patch Gospel
10th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2013-14
The Little Prince
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

**SantaLand Diaries

Fiddler on the Roof

The Piano Lesson

The 39 Steps

**Return to the Forbidden Planet

11th Annual Blues ‘n Brews

2014-2015

Monty Python’s Spamalot

The Bluest Eye

**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

**SantaLand Diaries

The Three Musketeers

Ain’t Misbehavin’

The Trip to Bountiful

Avenue Q

12th Annual Blues n’ Brews

 2015-2016
Man of La Mancha
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
**The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Wiz
*Downrange: Voices from the Homefront
Arsenic & Old Lace
Ring of Fire
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
13th Annual Blues n’ Brews

(* World Premier **Special Event Production)

Bryan Conger is serving as Interim Artistic Director while CFRT launches its nationwide search for a new Artistic Director. CFRT is proud and excited to be working alongside Bryan as he leads the theatre in producing the remainder of the 2016-2017 Season.conger-bryan2-11-11

Bryan has served for five years as artistic associate at Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received his MFA in directing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. A native of Indiana, Bryan has directed, acted, and produced at several theatre companies across the Midwest and Southeast. Bryan has also served on the faculties of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro College, Elon University, and Guilford College.

 

Bo Thorp

Founding Artistic Director

“Your vision, when few dared to dream;

your passion, when few had the energy to persevere;

and your skill, when few had the talent to manage,

have helped transform this community’s image into

a vibrant cultural arts center in this region of the nation.”

Representative Rick Glazier on the occasion of

the presentation of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to Bo Thorp (2003)

Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director Olga “Bo” Thorp first stepped onto a stage in an elementary school play in Columbia, South Carolina and hasn’t left it since. Since graduating from Carolina Playmakers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bo has starred, directed, choreographed, produced, painted sets and, by the sheer force of will and personality, grown a community theatre, a wonderful marriage and two sons of incredible heart, intelligence and compassion.

Bo and her husband, Herbert, arrived in Fayetteville in 1960 and joined others in the community to create the Fayetteville Little Theatre.  In 1962, on not much more than a wing and a prayer, FLT produced its first play, The Night of January 16th.   In 1981, FLT hired Bo as its Artistic Director, the sole paid staff position, on a total budget of under $50,000. Today, after 2 extraordinarily successful capital campaigns, the regional theatre has a full-time staff of ten, a budget of over $1 million, a Board of Directors of 26, and produces plays of stunning national quality.

In addition, Bo has taught theatre classes for children since the 1960s. Bo Thorp has developed a unique system of teaming professional artists and technicians with amateurs from our community.  As a result, CFRT has become a training ground, and many amateurs have gone on to theatre careers regionally and beyond, including award-winning children’s author Mary Pope Osborne, Broadway performers Suzanne Ishee, Grady Bowman, Natasha Williams, and producer Suzanne Evans.

Bo’s work has been seen in several hundred plays in Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg, Chapel Hill, and the Southeastern United States, and she has been honored with these prestigious awards: The Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2003), Methodist University’s Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur Awards (2008), Fayetteville Music Hall of Fame Inductee (2009), Fayetteville Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce Realtor Cup (2009), and The North Carolina Award (2009): the highest civilian honor awarded by the state. At the beginning of Bo’s 50th Season at CFRT, Bo reflected on her life as an artist in an interview with Frank Stasio on WUNC’s The State of Things.

During the 2011 – 2012 celebration of Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season, we sat down with Bo and a copy of the FLT/CFRT production history. While we were not surprised, we continue to be amazed at the sheer number of productions that carry the Bo Thorp stamp as actor, director and/or producer. You will note that her illustrious career began before she stepped through the doors at CFRT.

The Actor

Pre Fayetteville Little Theatre:
Romeo and Juliet (Ashley Hall) – Benvolio
As You Like It (Ashley Hall) – Adam
Guys and Dolls (in Morocco) – Miss Adelaide
The Doctor in Spite of Himself (UNC Chapel Hill) – Sganarelle
Miser (UNC Chapel Hill) – Mistress Claude
Dark of the Moon (at PlayMakers) – Witch

Fort Bragg Playhouse:
Guys and Dolls (twice)- Miss Adelaide (with Joe Namath)
Cherry (original production with Josh Logan)- Grace
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s– Arlene Miller (with James MacArthur)
Cactus Flower– Toni Simmons (with Joe Namath)
The Lion in Winter– Eleanor of Aquitaine
Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy Children’s Plays/Prince Street Players:
Cinderella – Stepmother
Snow White Goes West – Queenie
Sleeping Beauty – Trollarina
Jack and the Beanstalk – The Golden Goose
The Christmas Safety Show – Various Characters
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Jean Brodie
Tea and Sympathy – Laura Reynolds
I Do, I Do – Agnes
The Crucible – Elizabeth Proctor

Cyrano– Roxanne
Carnival! – Rosalie
Little Mary Sunshine – Ensemble
Our Town – Mrs. Gibbs
Death of a Salesman – Linda Loman

Other:

Hello, Dolly!– Dolly Levi (Gainsville GA)
Lunch at the Piccadilly– Lil Olive (Festival Stage in Winston-Salem, NC)

Fayetteville Little Theatre/Cape Fear Regional Theatre:
Night of January 16th – Mrs. John Hutchins
Blithe Spirit – Ruth Condomime
An Evening with Shakespeare
Katherina (Taming of the Shrew);
Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra);
Weird Sister (Macbeth)
J.B.– Eliphaz
Private Lives – Amanda
The Crucible – Tituba
A Streetcar Named Desire – Blanche DuBois
Desire Under the Elms – Abbie Putnam
Dylan – Caitlin Thomas
Mame – Mame
Black Comedy – Clea (with Tom Savini)
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown – Lucy
Applause – Margo Channing
The Owl and The Pussycat – The Pussycat
I Do, I Do – Agnes
Hello, Dolly! – Dolly Levi
Death of a Salesman – Linda Loman
Gypsy – Mama Rose

On Golden Pond – Ethel Thayer
The Immigrant – Ima
Driving Miss Daisy – Daisy Werthan
Mame – Mame
The Sisters Rosensweig – Sara Goode
The Gin Game – Fonsia Dorsey
Romeo & Juliet – Nurse
Snow White Goes West – Queenie
Over the River and Through the Woods – Aida
Cinderella– Stepmother
The Wizard of Oz– The Wicked Witch of the West
Conversations – Herself
Lunch at the Piccadilly– Lil Olive
Driving Miss Daisy – Daisy Werthan
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks – Lily Harrison
On Golden Pond– Ethel Thayer

The Director

Pre FLT/CFRT:
Guys and Dolls (in Morocco)
Satan’s Saints (UNC Chapel Hill)

Fort Bragg Playhouse:
The Glass Menagerie with Mercedes McCambridge
Vanities

FLT/CFRT:
Guys and Dolls
Teahouse of the August Moon
Cinderella
Damn Yankees
Never Too Late
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Three One-Act Plays
Alice in Wonderland
Carnival!
Barefoot in the Park
South Pacific
You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running
Christmas Snow (A Christmas Carol & Snow White)
The Rainmaker
Man of La Mancha
I Never Sang for My Father
Fiddler on the Roof
Butterflies are Free
Stop the World I Want to Get Off!
Cabaret
Peter Pan (Children’s Show)
Cabaret
Godspell
Camelot
The Highland Call
Li’l Abner
The Miracle Worker
The King & I
The Sound of Music
Raisin
Man of La Mancha
The Corn is Green
The Great White Hope
A Christmas Carol
Member of the Wedding
Grease
How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying
I Love My Wife
The Women
The Wiz
Encore (20th anniversary)
Babes in Toyland
Deathtrap
Vive, Lafayette

The Robber Bridegroom
Razzle, Dazzle
Annie
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Children of a Lesser God
Crimes of the Heart
Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat
Pumpboys and Dinettes
Peter Pan

Tally’s Folly
Amadeus
Foxfire
Cotton Patch Gospel

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Greater Tuna
They’re Playing our Song
A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around
Talking

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Quilters
The 1940’s Radio Hour
The Foreigner

Jerry’s Girls
Diamond Studs
Little Shop of Horrors
A…My Name is Alice
As Is

One Mo’ Time
Steel Magnolias
Anything Goes
Social Security
Big River
Cool Spring
Fences
Raney
Me And My Girl
Yours, Anne
By Lerner, By Lowe
Walking Across Egypt
The Boys Next Door
Smoke on the Mountain
The Gift of the Magi
42nd Street
Lend Me A Tenor
A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the
Ukraine
Dear Ms. Dare
Dreamgirls
Other People’s Money
Nunsense
My One and Only
See How They Run
Oklahoma!
Once on this Island
Lost in Yonkers

Baby
Don’t Count Your Chickens
One World
New Orleans New Year
Don’t Count Your Chickens
Guys and Dolls
Tar Heel Voices
Rumors
Nunsense II
Pumpboys and Dinettes
Free to Be You and Me
Phantom
The Good Times are Killing Me
Same Time, Next Year
Dear Ms. Dare

She Loves Me
Five Guys Named Moe
Woody Guthrie’s American Song
Carousel

Crazy for You
Forever Plaid
A Tuna Christmas
The Good Times Review
The Marsha Norman Event-
with Trudy Blue
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum
Luv
The Secret Garden
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
All I Want For Christmas Is…
The Good Times Revue II
Bravo Broadway II
Bubba And Betty Sue Get Married
Dream, Dream, Dream
The Most Happy Fella
The Sound of Music
A Tuna Christmas

The Good Times Revue III
Bravo Broadway III
Family Reunion
Polyester: The 70’s Musical
State Fair
The King & I
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
O, Joy
The Stars Are Out
The Good Times Revue IV
Phantom of the Country Opera
1776
The Old Settler
My Fair Lady
I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change
O, Joy Too
The Good Times Revue V
Polyester…and More
Joseph …Technicolor Dreamcoat

South Pacific
Art
The World Goes Round
The Good Times Revue VI
A Holiday Cabaret with Lisa Layne
King Mackeral and The Blues Are Running
Angel Street
The Music Man
Picnic
The Good Times Revue VII
Nashville Bound
Chicago
Annie Get Your Gun
Proof
My Way, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Let’s Get Happy, New Year’s Eve Revue
Cinderella
Let ‘er Fly
Kiss Me Kate
The Woman in Black
Big River
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Grand Night For Singing
Let’s Get Happy, New Year’s Eve Revue
Wendy Sounds Off!
Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch
Pumpboys and Dinettes
The Good Times Revue
Morning’s At Seven
Ragtime

Idols of the King
Paying the Price
A Pocketful of Rhymes
The Good Times Revue
Steel Magnolias
A Raisin in the Sun
Wildwood Flowers
The Last Five Years
How to Eat Like A Child
Closer Than Ever
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Foreigner
Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming
Twelve Angry Men
Good Ol’ Girls
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Barnum
Lend Me A Tenor
Disney’s High School Musical Two
Peter Pan
Les Miserables: School Edition
The Member of the Wedding
Our Town
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Boeing-Boeing
Encore: 50 Fabulous Years!
A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

The cast of ENCORE, Bo Thorp, Tom Quaintance on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend with Julia Carpenter

WRAL’s Tarheel Traveler made a stop at CFRT! Click here to watch!

OFFICERS 2017
PRESIDENT: Jason Poole
VICE-PRESIDENT: Cheryl Y. Burns
TREASURER: Steve Terry
ASSISTANT TREASURER: Elise Chung
SECRETARY:Rollinda Thomas
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Reshma Patel Beal

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lauren Allred, Al Aycock, Jerome Bell, Gwen Brown, John Buie, Judy Chavis, Jan Cobb, Carolyn Dawson, Jenny deViere, John Dunigan, Tim Edwards, Kathy Gaines, Keith Gardiner, Jennifer Anne Gasque, Carole Goforth, Marshall Howie, Shirley Konneker, Lynn Legatski, Eric Lindstrom, Juelle McDonald, Kelly Myers, Judy Rochman, Marie Runkle, Jerome Scott, Joyce Sorensen, April Smith, Nanette Walsh

Advisory Council: Michelle Courie, LaJuan Mills

We are always looking for talented individuals to add to our creative and administrative staff.  Cape Fear Regional Theatre provides a fun, fast paced working environment with many opportunities to learn and grow.

If you don’t see a position that is a fit for your skills, please check back often, as our staffing needs are continuously evolving as we grow.

 

Current Openings:

Artistic Director

THE OPPORTUNITY

The citizens of Fayetteville, North Carolina, represent many countries and cultures, making it a distinctively international city, influenced by the presence of Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the world by population, with some 50,000 active duty personnel. In such a rich mix of cultures and with the constant infusion of new military families coming into the region, Fayetteville has developed a healthy creative community, bolstered by a number of mature arts organizations with high artistic standards. Notable among these groups are the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1956, and The Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, founded in 1972, which generously supports twenty-some member organizations, including Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT).

CFRT, launched in 1962, is one of the most financially sound and deeply rooted cultural assets in the region, operating at a scale appropriate to the community but with opportunities for growth and improvement in several key areas.

THE POSITION

The artistic director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of CFRT. The artistic director is also responsible for the ongoing development of the aesthetic values and activities of the theatre, and reports to the board of directors. The AD works in parallel with the Managing Director of the Theatre.

The Artistic Director will play a central role in promoting the brand, voice, and reach of Cape Fear Regional Theatre. The AD will work collaboratively with the board to leverage resources and develop key donor relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations on a local, state, and national level, as well as develop partnerships of mutual benefit with other civic, government, and arts organizations.

APPLICATION PROCESS

It is essential that you download and print this PDF to learn more about the position and opportunity before submitting your application.

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.  Email all inquiries, nominations, and applications to CFRT’s search manager, Georgann Eubanks, at ge@minnowmedia.net.  Applicants should include a resume in PDF or Word format and a letter of interest of no more than two pages, outlining the reasons for your interest and your most important qualifications for the position.  Also please indicate where you learned of this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Deadline for Applications is 1 March 2017

 

Studio Teachers

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) is seeking educators and actors who love to work with children, hold or are pursuing college or conservatory degrees in Theatre and/or Education, and have experience in the classroom. Teaching artists should feel comfortable in one or more of the following areas: creative dramatics, musical theatre, dance, audition techniques, scene study, voice work, puppetry, stage combat, improvisation, and more.

In our Studio programs, we focus on the process of theatre training rather than the product. And although we work hard to create a cohesive performance piece by the end of class, the journey and skills learned on the way are really what matters most. Our concentration is on the “whole kid” and helping them develop life skills that guide them in and out of the theatre world. Ensemble-based work carries great importance in CFRT’s Education Department.

Interested in joining our teaching team?
Please submit a cover letter stating your teaching philosophy and a resume reflecting experience working with youth and/or a professional theatre resume to our Director of Education and Outreach, Molly Malone, at mmalone@cfrt.org.

 

Our Mission

 

We believe in the power of storytelling and the visceral impact of live theatre. We strive for the highest standards of excellence in our artistic work, educational offerings, and outreach efforts. We provide the region a place to come together to laugh harder, think deeper, share our experiences and grow as a community.

 

Our Vision

Cape Fear Regional Theatre will be nationally recognized as the leading arts organization in Southeastern North Carolina. CFRT will transform the way a new generation engages in the communal act of live theatre. Leveraging our position as a creative cornerstone, we will enhance the quality of life and the vitality of our community.

 

Our Values

Excellence:  CFRT demands excellence throughout our creative endeavors.

Engaging Programming: CFRT believes live theatre is a contact sport. The actual, physical exchange of energy between actors and audience is the single most powerful element of live theatre and we choose stories that move us and artists that speak from the heart.

Artistic Risk:  CFRT is willing to be constantly challenged, reserving the right to take artistic risks, to make mistakes, and to learn from our experiences.

Imagination: CFRT is committed to innovation, to going beyond the mundane, to challenging our creative levels and those of our artists, technicians, and audiences.

Community:  CFRT seeks to create and maintain a close connection between artist and audience. We are united in the shared experience of the theatre, in finding the common threads that bind us together.

Education:  CFRT understands the value of theatre in lifelong learning, and accepts the responsibility to train the next generation of theatre artists and audiences. We  believe  great theatre should garner curiosity, create empathy for the lives of others, and inspire creative thinking for all involved.

Inclusion:  CFRT embraces its role as a place where our community can come together. We think the diversity of our region should be reflected on and offstage, and the “Great Stories Told Here” should be stories that are relevant to and reflective of our entire community.

Collaboration: CFRT recognizes theatre is a collaborative art form. We are at our best when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Teamwork is a creative force and CFRT actively seeks partnerships with other organizations to mutually benefit our community.

Respect: CFRT lives by the principle that everyone who walks through our doors deserves to be treated with generosity of spirit and respect.

Sustainability:  CFRT realizes we must uphold the trust of our donor community. We are committed to effective and appropriate management of our resources, coupled with forward thinking investment in our future.