Education

The Studio @ CFRT

The Studio at CFRT provides a safe, positive, and fun environment in which talented young performers can develop and hone their skills. Our sessions last for seven weeks, with a Final Presentation for friends and family during the last class. Classes are taught by theatre professionals and local teaching artists. Military, Multi-Class and sibling discounts are available.

Classes run February 3 – March 30

Mini Studio
Monday, 3:15-4:15pm
Taught by Malissa Borden
A fun introduction to creative drama. Your child will learn theater vocabulary, play engaging games, and learn the basic techniques of singing and dancing.
Ages: 4-6 | $100.00

Acting Studio 1
Section A – Monday, 3:00-4:30pm
Section B – Saturday, 10:00-11:30pm
Taught by Nicki Hart
This class gives your child the opportunity to explore creative drama through character development, movement and improvisation.
Ages 7-10 | $150.00

Musical Theatre Studio 1
Section A – Monday, 4:30-6:00pm (Ages 7-8), Taught by Raqi Barnett
Section B – Monday, 4:30-6:00pm (Ages 9-10), Taught by Amber Dawn French
This class gives your child the opportunity to explore creative drama through character development, movement and improvisation.
Ages 7-10 | $150.00

Acting Studio 2
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am
Taught by Matthew Jackson
This class focuses on ensemble building and introduces ensemble and larger scene work.
Ages 11-14 | $150.00

Musical Theatre Studio 2
Monday, 11:00-12:30pm
Taught by Malissa Borden
This class focuses on ensemble building and introduces ensemble and larger musical theatre scene work.
Ages 11-14 | $150.00

Improv Studio 1
Saturday, 11:30-1:00pm
Taught by Matthew Jackson
Learn the fundamentals of improv technique in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment.
Ages 11-14 | $150.00

Improv Studio 2
Monday, 8:00-9:30pm
Taught by Matthew Jackson
Learn the fundamentals of improv technique in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment.
Ages 15+ | $150.00

Musical Theatre Studio 3
Monday, 6:30-8:00pm
Taught by Marc de la Concha
This class focuses on individual and partner performances by introducing smaller musical theatre scene and solo work.
Ages 15+ | $150.00

STUDIO ONE-ON-ONES

Need to practice for a big audition? Want more theatre in your life without the pressure of a big class? Contact us at education@cfrt.org to learn more about our private lessons in acting, creative dramatics, writing, and more.

Age: 4+

Cost: $30/30-minute session (limited availability); $55/60-minute session (limited availability)

Cancellation Policy: A $25 cancellation fee until the Friday prior to the semester. $25 fee on all returned checks.

Discounts: 10% Discount for each child in same family/any class. No refunds or credits once semester has begun. 10% discount for active duty military families.

CFRT’s Studio offers day camps that correspond with Cumberland County school holidays! Your child will enjoy a day of activities and enrichment for only $40, and you don’t have to miss work.

2019-2020 Day Camp Schedule:

  • September 2, 2019- Outer Space
  • November 11, 2019- Harry Potter
  • January 20, 2020- Shrek
  • February 17, 2020- Lego
  • March 16, 2020- Under the Sea

Scholarships Available

Scholarship opportunities provided by Elaine M. and Johnny L. Bryant Family Foundation and Dr. Richard S. Kelly Jr. Memorial Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarships provide enrollment to CFRT’s three Spring Drama Day Camps and the week-long Spring Break Boot Camp. Participants will also receive two complimentary tickets to see Shrek: The Musical. Scholarships are need based. Priority is given to children of single and/or working parents. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. Please submit one application per camper. Applicants must be available to participate in all camps to be considered.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 21 at midnight. 

Click Here To Apply Now!

Thanks to the generosity of The North Carolina Arts Council, we are bringing FREE theater classes to military children and families on Fort Bragg, N.C.  

Registration for our Fall Passport Series opens on Monday, August 19 at 10:00 AM!

PASSPORT SERIES

Passport Series offers an introduction to theater and runs for eight weeks, ending in a final performance for family and friends. Your child will learn how to create and perform an original story while using their imagination and gaining self-confidence along the way!

All classes are located at Throckmorton Library, Building 1-3346, Randolph Street, USAG Fort Bragg, NC.

Passport for Kids – Playwriting and Performance!
Adventure awaits! In this class your young actor will learn basic acting techniques, character development, improvisation and storytelling! Students will explore the wacky world of “A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale”, and work together to create and perform a new “Tale” of their own!
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: Sept. 3 – Oct. 22, 2019
Days: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free

Passport for Kids – Playwriting and Performance!
Adventure awaits! In this class your young actor will learn basic acting techniques, character development, improvisation and storytelling! Students will explore the wacky world of “A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale”, and work together to create and perform a new “Tale” of their own!
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, 2019
Days: Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free

Passport for Middles- Playwriting and Performance!
The Adventure continues in this class for your older actors! Students will focus on basic acting techniques, developing bold, unique characters, and building confidence through improvisation. Additionally, students will work together in a group as we explore, re-work, and perform their own version of “A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale!”
Ages
: 11 – 14
Dates: Sept. 3 – Oct. 22, 2019
Days: Tuesdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Cost: Free

Passport for Middles- Playwriting and Performance!
The Adventure continues in this class for your older actors! Students will focus on basic acting techniques, developing bold, unique characters, and building confidence through improvisation. Additionally, students will work together in a group as we explore, re-work, and perform their own version of “A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale!”
Ages
: 11 – 14
Dates: Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, 2019
Days: Thursdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Cost: Free

For more information, contact outreach@cfrt.org!

Funding for this program is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and The Rea Charitable Trust

 

The Art Students Want – The Education They Need

STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCES

No Child…– November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 @ 10am (Very Limited Space Remaining!)
(Rating: PG-13 for language and racially charged language)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever– December 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19 @ 9:30 & 11am (Very Limited Space Remaining!)
(Rating: PG)

Shrek: The Musical– January 28, 29, 30 February 5, 6, 12, 13 @ 10am (Very Limited Space Remaining!)
(Rating: PG)

Murder for Two– March 18 @ 10am
(Rating: PG-13)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time– April 15, 21, 22, 23 @ 10am
(Rating: PG-13 for language)

Jelly’s Last Jam– May 20 @ 10am
(Rating: PG-13; recommended for high school students and above due to the plays strong adult language, mild sexual situations, historical themes and social commentary on the African American experience during the early 20th century.)

Tickets start a $10 + tax per student and for every 10 tickets you purchase you receive one free educator ticket. Educators can make their reservations by emailing Michael Houck at groups@cfrt.org.

CLASSIC THEATRE SERIES

CFRT’s Classic Theatre Series offers every 11th graders in Cumberland County an opportunity to see a show at the theatre free of charge!  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.

Fall 2019 Classic Theatre Series- No Child…
NO CHILD 2019 Student Resource Guide
Spring 2020 Classic Theatre Series- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

 “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.”

CFRTeens TOURING ENSEMBLE

CFRTeen Tour: Junie B Jones The Musical (Grades K-5)

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting! Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your students’ hearts as she tackles each new challenge with courage and determination!

Tour Dates available: September 16th-20th, 2019

Maximums 500 Students, 60-70 Minutes
Technical Requirements: Performance Space – either a dedicated stage space or an empty gym
Total Fee: 1 performance – $800 | 2 performances (same day and school) – $1,300

Click here to download the CFRTeens JUNIE B JONES Enrichment Guide for your class room. 

CFRTeen Tour: Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairytale (Grades K-5)

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball … game? That’s the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the “stepsister’s” perspective. With a fairy godfather and other delightful twists to the original story, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale crosses language and gender barriers, weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship and respect.

Tour Dates available: March 9th-13th and 16th-20th, 2020

Maximums 500 Students, 60-70 Minutes
Technical Requirements: Performance Space – either a dedicated stage space or an empty gym
Total Fee: 1 performance – $800 | 2 performances (same day and school) – $1,300
School Portion: 1 Performance – $400 | 2 Performances (same day and school) – $650

Did You Know: The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County will subsidize 50% of the cost of Cinderella Eats Rice & Beans with successful application of their subsidy!  Deadline for application is in October each year for more information visit www.theartscouncil.com.

Email education@cfrt.org to book today!

ARTISTS ON THE GO!

CFRT artists bring 45-60 minute presentations exploring the themes of select shows in our season, incorporating state standards, literacy, and communication skills.
$250 in classrooms OR $400 in auditorium ($600 for two)

Spring Break Boot Camp 2020
April 13-17

Scholarships Available

Scholarship opportunities provided by Elaine M. and Johnny L. Bryant Family Foundation and Dr. Richard S. Kelly Jr. Memorial Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarships provide enrollment to CFRT’s three Spring Drama Day Camps and the week-long Spring Break Boot Camp. Participants will also receive two complimentary tickets to see Shrek: The Musical. Scholarships are need based. Priority is given to children of single and/or working parents. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. Please submit one application per camper. Applicants must be available to participate in all camps to be considered.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 21 at midnight. 

Click Here To Apply Now!

SUMMER CAMP AT CFRT

KIDS SAVE THE WORLD

Ages 6-9 | 9:00-3:00 | $200

Help!! An evil villain has trapped all the parents and grownups inside their cell phones, and the only ones who can save them are the CFRT kids. Through song and dance these kids navigate phone distractions and pop-up ads on an epic mission to rescue the people they love most!! Learning screen time has limits, but love does not!

Directed by BRANDON SANTORO (Session 1 & 2) and BRIAN ADAM KLINE (Session 3 & 4)
Choreographed by ASHLEY WILSON
Music Directed by SHAWNTEZ D’NADRE BELL

Session 1 | June 24-29
Session 2 | July 8-13
Session 3 | July 22-27
Session 4 | July 29-August 3

THE LION KING JR.

Ages 10-14 | 9:00-3:00 | $350

The African savannah comes to life on the CFRT stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters are they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Directed by MARC DE LA CONCHA
Choreographed by SHEA-RA NICHI
Music Directed by MICHELLE KAUFMAN

Session 1 | June 10-22
Session 2 | July 8-20

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

Ages 15-19 | 6:00-10:00 | $350

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead — expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual’s successes or failures.

Directed by MARC DE LA CONCHA

Cancellation Policy: A $50 cancellation fee until the Friday prior to each camp session. $25 fee on all returned checks.

Discounts: 10% Discount for each child in same family/any camp. No refunds or credits once camp session has begun. 10% discount for active duty military families.

Summer Camp Scholarships

Apply today for financial support to attend any of our Summer Camp programs!

Scholarships are need based. Other factors, such as the child’s desire to participate in theatre, previous theatre experience and siblings who might have special needs are strongly weighed. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. In order to serve the greatest number of applicants, awards are often partial- either 50% to 75%. If you apply there is likely to be some financial requirement from $50 upwards. Please submit one application per camper

The application window for Summer 2019 has closed.

Questions? Please contact education@CFRT.org 

Scholarship opportunities provided by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

CFRT INTERNSHIP 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, for its progressive artistic vision and outreach efforts.

ABOUT CFRT’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

CFRT’s Internship Program offers internships which are designed to give high school 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.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

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 2019-2020 season will include 6 mainstage productions. 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Internship Orientation: August 2019 Dates TBD

Internship Dates: August 2019 – June 2020

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. For additional information regarding CFRT’s internship program, please contact education@cfrt.org.

Drama Day Camp Scholarship

Scholarship opportunities provided by Elaine M. and Johnny L. Bryant Family Foundation and Dr. Richard S. Kelly Jr. Memorial Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarships provide enrollment to CFRT’s three Spring Drama Day Camps and the week-long Spring Break Boot Camp. Participants will also receive two complimentary tickets to see Shrek: The Musical. Scholarships are need based. Priority is given to children of single and/or working parents. The number of applicants often exceeds our funding abilities. Please submit one application per camper. Applicants must be available to participate in all camps to be considered.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, November 21 at midnight. 

Click Here To Apply Now!