Welcome to Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s Education Department.
Register Now for Spring Studio!
The Studio offers a variety of classes for students ages 3+. Each class is limited to 12-18 students per teacher to provide individualized attention to each student. CFRT offers classes in 3 sessions per academic year. Our Fall, Winter, and Spring Studio session meet for 6 weeks each. Each session culminates in a performance showcase where students have the opportunity to perform for friends and family.
Classes differ per Studio session. Some of our past offerings include Theatre for Tots, Creative Dramatics, Acting I, Acting II , Advanced Acting, Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, Playwriting, and many more.
Please see our registration form for specific information on our Studio Classes and be sure to join our email list for the studio to receive updates on when registration opens!
Spring classes will run March 6 – April 14.
Registration for Spring Classes is open now!
OR print off the Spring Registration form and mail, email, fax, or personally deliver it to CFRT at your convenience.
Spring Studio Classes
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
We are taking reservations now for the 2016-2017 Student Matinees.
Tickets are selling fast! Contact us today to make a reservation for your school.
Cape Fear Regional Theatre offers Student Matinees for the majority of our 2016-2017 mainstage season.
Tickets are $10 per student and for every 10 tickets you purchase you receive one free educator ticket. We will begin taking reservations for the 2016-2017 Season on August 26th. Educators can be make their reservations by emailing Molly Malone at email@example.com. Please include the show you plan on attending and the number of students you will bring in your email. All student matinees begin at 9:30 am and seating begins at 8:45 am. Seating is first come first served, so we recommend schools arrive as early as possible.
Tickets for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever are $8 per student and for every 10 tickets you purchase you receive one free educator ticket. Reservations are currently being taken. Educators can be make their reservations by emailing Carrie Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 910-323-4234 ex. 222. Please include the show date and time that you plan on attending and the number of students you will bring in your email. Student matinee start times are different than regular student matinees. Please be sure you have noted the correct matinee starting time. Seating is first come first served.
Artists on the Go!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Little Mermaid
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Caroline, or Change
Cape Fear Regional Theatre has a mission to inspire, educate and enlighten. We strive to accomplish this mission by offering a Classic Theatre production every season free of charge to 11th graders in Cumberland County. Whether students see a production by William Shakespeare or a piece of classic American Literature, they leave the theatre with new perspectives and understandings about what they have just read in class and seen performed live onstage.
The Classic Theatre Series production for the 2016-2017 Season is Shakespeare’s Henry V. Artist on the Go programming is available for The Classic Series.
Click below for the Henry V Resource Guide.
Videos are here! Share them with your students before or after you see Henry V and discuss!
The password for all videos in this page is CFRTEDU
Here are some quotes from a previous Classic Series The Piano Lesson.
“The students love the performance; they talked about it for days.”
“During the production, the students were literally on the edge of their chairs. Afterwards, they talked about how much they liked the play.”
“There was a two day gap between seeing the play and expressing their feelings about the play. I thought this time span would dull their memories of what they had experienced. Was I wrong! They came in Monday only too anxious to express how they felt about every aspect of the production.”
“It was truly amazing to see my students so involved in the production that I did not see one person in the whole group texting.
“Viewing a live production makes literature real for students. It is an excellent way to understand character interpretation. It gives a big picture of the culture and historical background of the play.”
“They may never witness the beauty of live theatre without this opportunity, and it shows how powerful literature can be when the words come to life on stage. They can ‘see’ the conflicts and the fact that these are the same issues people are facing today.”
Registration for our Summer Drama Camp 2017 is NOW OPEN!
Summer Theatre Camps 2017
Cape Fear Regional Theatre offers 5 exciting performance intensive camps for ages 6-19.
Session 1: Madagascar, jr June 12-24, ages 9-13
Session 2: The Aristocats, kids June 26-July 1, ages 6-9
Session 3: The Aristocats, kids July 10-15, ages 6-9
Session 4: Madagascar, jr July 17-29, ages 9-13
Session 5: Teen Shakespeare Intensive July 24-August 5, ages 14-19
During each of our two week Musical Theatre Camps (ages 9-14) campers will rehearse for two weeks, culminating in three musical theatre performances the final Friday and Saturday. Auditions take place on the first day to help place campers in appropriate roles. Every camper will receive instruction in acting, singing, and dancing through a daily, three-rotation process. Through rotations and small-group work, campers are provided with instruction in basic theatre techniques and skills needed for performance. Campers will take part in theatre games and exercises to build self-confidence and teamwork. Each session limited to 65 students. Camp fee includes Student Show Book, Rehearsal CD, Daily Snack and Camp T-Shirt. No experience is necessary.
Our one week Kids Theatre Camps (ages 6-9) are designed as an introduction to musical theatre through the style of a musical review. After a brief audition the first day to place campers in appropriate roles, campers will move through three, daily rotations to receive instruction in acting, singing and dancing. The week will culminate in two performances on the final Saturday. Campers are divided into three groups to provide individual attention while providing instruction in basic theatre techniques and skills needed for performance. Campers will also take part in theatre games and exercises to build self-confidence and teamwork. Each session limited to 45 students. Camp fee includes Student Show Book, Rehearsal CD, Daily Snack and Camp T-Shirt. No experience is necessary.
This year the Teen Theatre Intensive Camp (ages 14-19) offers campers the thrilling experience of producing a selection of classical theatre. Campers will rehearse for two weeks, culminating in two performances the final Friday and Saturday. Auditions will take place in early July to place campers in appropriate roles. Video submissions will be accepted, but are not preferred. Every camper will receive instruction in an actor’s approach to Shakespeare’s work through a daily, three-rotation process. Through rotations and small-group work, campers are provided with instruction in higher-level theatre techniques and skills needed for performance. This camp is limited to 35 students. Camp fee includes Script, Daily Snack and Camp T-Shirt. Some theatre experience recommended.
Prefer to register in person, over the phone, by mail, or by fax? Find downloadable registration forms below.
Cape Fear Regional Theatre offers limited financial aid to students in need. This scholarship is awarded by application only. 2017 Summer Drama Camp Scholarship applications are due by Friday, May 5, 2017 to Molly Malone.
Summer Camp Scholarship Application 2017
Apply to be a camp counselor for CFRT’s summer camps. We accept Jr Counselors ages 13-14, Counselors ages 15-18, and Sr. Counselors ages 19-22. Applications are due by May 5, 2017, and interviews will be held mid-May.
Camp Counselor Application 2017
On the first day of Musical Theatre and Kids Theatre camps, we will hold auditions. Campers will be taught during their rotations on that first day, and audition in the afternoon before parent pick-up.
Teen auditions will be held early-July. Specific information will be given once registered for camp.
Please contact CFRT Director of Education and Outreach, Molly Malone at email@example.com for additional Summer Theatre Camp information.
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE INTERSHIP PROGRAM
Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) began as a community theatre of enthusiastic thespians 54 years ago and has grown into one of North Carolina’s premiere professional theatre companies. Over the last several seasons, CFRT has received critical acclaim on the national level for its outstanding productions and been awarded numerous local and national grants, including the prestigious Shubert Foundation Grant in 2015, for its progressive artistic vision and outreach efforts. Joining CFRT through its Internship Program is joining a theatre on the artistic and professional frontier.
ABOUT CFRT’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CFRT’s Internship Program offers internships which are designed to give high school and college students from Fayetteville and its surrounding areas a serious and intensive experience in the field of technical theatre and theatre management. Applicants are expected to be self-motivated, committed, and willing to learn a vast set of theatrical skills. Primary internship activities include practical experience with and classes on sound, lighting, set, properties, running crew, and stage management. Additional opportunities are also available in such departments as Education and Outreach, Marketing, and Office Management.
In CFRT’s Internship Program, you will discover within yourself new talents; engage in hands-on training with professional artists not only from Fayetteville and the surrounding region, but also New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago; and receive professional training ahead of your peers.
WHY IS AN INTERNSHIP IMPORTANT?
Internships are an extremely valuable experience that you can include on any college application or professional resume. Internships inform your professional and academic communities that you are dedicated and willing to devote extra time to learning and perfecting your craft.
Qualified applicants should be current high school or college students or recent graduates who possess a strong desire to continue their focus in professional theatre.
Interns will be required to attend enrichment sessions and work nights that focus on various departments of the theatre throughout the season. These sessions are mandatory to the program. Second and Third Year interns are still required to attend these sessions, during which their skill set will only expand and they may be called upon to assist in demonstrations.
CFRT’s 2016-2017 season will include 6 mainstage production. Interns are required to complete production assignments on 3 of the 6 productions but are encouraged to work on as many productions as possible to fully maximize the learning experience. An intern may not miss more than two consecutive productions.
Internship Orientation: August 22, 2016
Internship Dates: August 24, 2016 – June 2, 2017
Enrichment Sessions and Work Evenings will be held on Mondays, and Production Assignment dates and times are TBD; these assignments will be scheduled at the start of the season.
To apply, please download and return the Internship Application and return it to Molly Malone no later than July 1, 2015.
For additional information regarding CFRT’s internship program, please contact Molly Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditionees:
Please see the below cast lists for the 2016 production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. If your name does not appear on these cast lists, please do not be discouraged. We have a talented community of young performers and unfortunately we cannot cast every child. I encourage you to become involved in our Studio Classes and Summer Camp Programs at Cape Fear Regional Theatre to further your theatrical education. We hope to see you at the theatre again soon!
To the Parents of the Auditionees:
If your child has been chosen as a cast member, and you did not receive an email, please email BCPE@CFRT.ORG as soon as possible, so we can send you more information.
BCPE has a very rigorous rehearsal schedule. Please be aware of the below information and if it fits with your family’s schedule before auditioning.
Rehearsals will run from October 24-December 2.
Week day rehearsals will be from 5pm-9pm
Saturdays will be from Noon-4pm or 5pm-9pm
Sundays will be from 2pm-4pm or 5pm-7pm
Each cast will have up to 13 rehearsals between Oct. 24 and Dec. 2. You will not be called for every rehearsal, or always needed for the full rehearsal time, but we do ask that for the rehearsals and times you are called that you make every effort to attend.
There will be no rehearsal November 23-25, but there will be rehearsals November 26 and 27.
BCPE is a wonderful opportunity to experience performing live theatre. Each cast will have 5 public performances and 3 days of student matinees.
Student Matinees, also called “SMATs”, will cause performers to miss three days of school. During those days, actors will perform the show three times for area schools and organizations.
Public Performance dates are Dec 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18
Once cast, families will be informed of which performance dates they are assigned.
BCPE Questions? Please email BCPE@cfrt.org.