Education

Saturday, September 29

Ages 15+
10:00am – 2:00pm
Ages 6 – 9
3:00 – 8:00pm

Sunday, September 30
Ages 15+
10:00am – 2:00pm
Ages 10 – 14
3:00 – 8:00pm

Callbacks
Tuesday, October 2
4:00 – 8:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR – Use this link: Audition Sign Up to sign up for a specific audition time. You MUST sign up in order to audition.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time, but no more than 45 minutes before.

ALL AGES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES

Where:

The Studio @ CFRT

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

About the show: In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! A highlight of Fayetteville’s holiday season for more than 25 years.

Important dates:

Rehearsals begin: October 23, 2018

Opening: November 30, 2018

Closing: December 22, 2018

Each cast rehearses 2 days per week, between 8-15 hours. Rehearsals will vary depending on the role.

Each cast will perform for three days of SMATs (Student Matinee shows at 9:30 & 11:00am)

Rehearsal/Performance Schedule Available HERE

ALL AGES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES

What to prepare: 

Everyone:

Prepare the first verse of Joy to the World [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjinc8ctg5c ]

Joy to the world, the Lord is come; let earth receive her King.

Let every heart prepare Him room; and heaven and nature sing,

and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and heaven and nature sing.

Ages 6 – 9: Prepare the following line. Does not need to be memorized.

Hey! . . . Hey! . . . Unto you a child is born! It’s Jesus, and he’s in the barn! Go see him!

Ages 10 – 14: Prepare the following speech. Does not need to be memorized.

And in that region, there were shepherds in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And an Angel of the Lord appeared to them and said, “Be not afraid, for unto you a child is born.” And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host, saying “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men.”

High School/Adults: Be prepared to read from the following sides (does not need to be memorized):

[Mrs. Bradley & Reverend]                          [Beth & Alice]                                   [Charlie & Leroy]

CAST BREAKDOWN

The Herdmans:

RALPH (6th grade) – a sloucher with a touch of adolescent cool

IMOGENE (5th grade) – the leader of the pack; crafty and bossy, but there’s a solemn maturity underneath

LEROY (4th grade) – the daredevil; mouthy

CLAUDE (3rd grade) – the collector of the unusual—birds’ eggs, frogs…

OLLIE (2nd grade) – the smallest and cutest of the Herdmans, not too bright (even for a Herdman)

GLADYS (1st grade) – the youngest Herdman, a real firecracker; also, a biter

The Bradleys:

BETH (5th grade) – the main narrator; a good kid, hitting the age where her parents can embarrass her to death

MOTHER/GRACE (30/40-ish) – refuses to accept defeat, even as things come crashing down around her; she longs to be accepted by the church ladies, but doesn’t really fit in

FATHER/BOB (40-ish) – the dad with a twinkle in his eye; great sense of humor

CHARLIE (4th grade) – cheeky little brother

The Townspeople:

MRS. ARMSTRONG (40-50-ish) – Sergeant of the community; she runs everything, especially the pageant

CHURCH LADIES (30/40-ish) – Mrs. Armstrong’s flock of minions; the town gossips

ALICE WENDLEKEN (5th grade) – pompous a know-it-all; her absolute favorite thing is playing the lead in the Christmas pageant

REVEREND HOPKINS (50-ish) – the slightly frazzled peacekeeper of the church; has a good heart

THE KIDS – various kids from the town; all a little spoiled and jaded when it comes to Christmas and the pageant

THE ADULTS – parents from the town; terrorized by the Herdmans and concerned that the “evil” might spread.

ALL AGES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL ROLES

Learn About Our Ft. Bragg Classes

Studio Classes

Our Studio Classes provide weekly instruction in the performing arts.

Our Fall 2018 term lasts for six weeks with a Final Presentation for friends and family during class period on the seventh. Military, Multi-Class, and Sibling discounts are available.

Fall 2018 Term: Monday, September 10 through Monday, October  22.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL STUDIO NOW!

Day Time Classes

Theatre for Tots
Explore the world of theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting and moving.
Ages: 3-5
Days: Mondays, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Cost: $100

After School Classes

Musical Theatre For Kids I
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 6-9
Days: Mondays, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $150

Musical Theatre For Kids II
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 6-9
Days: Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost: $150

Musical Theatre For Middles I
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 10 – 14
Days: Mondays, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $150

Musical Theatre For Middles II
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 10 – 14
Days: Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost: $150

Acting for the Camera
This class focuses on helping actors become comfortable and confident working in the medium of film.
Ages: 15 & Up
Days: Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $150

Adult Classes

Acting for the Camera
This class focuses on helping actors become comfortable and confident working in the medium of film.
Ages: 15 & Up
Days: Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $150

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: Any 3 and up
Cost: $30/hr session (limited availability)

Day Camps

Starcatcher Day Camp!
A one-day exploration of the world of Peter Pan. Learn how to navigate the high seas, capture stardust, outsmart pirates, and even how to fly!
Ages: 6 – 13
When: Labor Day, Monday September 3, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $50 | $45 for military and siblings

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Master Classes

Our Master Classes offer you a chance to work with visiting and local artists who are experts in their field in single-session classes

There are no current Master Classes scheduled for Fall 2018 Studio. 

Thanks to the generosity of The North Carolina Council Arts Council, we are bringing FREE theater classes to military children and families on Fort Bragg, N.C. in 2018. 

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 Middles- Playwriting and Performance!
Take a story from the page to the stage! Work with Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals to create a world premier performance.
Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Days: Tuesdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

Passport for Middles- Playwriting and Performance!
Take a story from the page to the stage! Work with Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals to create a world premier performance.
Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: September 6 – October 25
Days: Thursdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

Passport for Kids – INTRO TO ACTING !
Do you have a budding star on your hands? Learn acting techniques from Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals and prepare for the spotlight.
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Days: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

Passport for Kids – INTRO TO ACTING !
Do you have a budding star on your hands? Learn acting techniques from Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals and prepare for the spotlight.
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: September 6 – October 25
Days: Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

 

For more information, contact education@cfrt.org!

Thanks to the generosity of The North Carolina Council Arts Council, we are bringing FREE theater classes to military children and families on Fort Bragg, N.C. in 2018. 

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 Middles- Playwriting and Performance!
Take a story from the page to the stage! Work with Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals to create a world premier performance.
Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Days: Tuesdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

Passport for Middles- Playwriting and Performance!
Take a story from the page to the stage! Work with Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals to create a world premier performance.
Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: September 6 – October 25
Days: Thursdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

Passport for Kids – INTRO TO ACTING !
Do you have a budding star on your hands? Learn acting techniques from Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals and prepare for the spotlight.
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Days: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

Passport for Kids – INTRO TO ACTING !
Do you have a budding star on your hands? Learn acting techniques from Cape Fear Regional Theatre professionals and prepare for the spotlight.
Ages: 7 – 10
Dates: September 6 – October 25
Days: Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST

 

For more information, contact education@cfrt.org!

The Art Students Want – The Education They Need

Student Matinee Performances

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER – October 30 & November 1, 6, 7, and 8

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER – December 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, & 17 at 9:30 & 11:00 AM

ANNIE – February 6, 7, 14, 20, & 21

THE CAKE –  April 10 & 17

MEMPHIS – May 15

Tickets are $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 mhouck@cfrt.org.

CFRTeens presents JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL

On Tour this February and March

In Partnership with the Junior League, CFRTeens is bringing the lovable Junie and her friends to area schools. Tour Dates available February 27 – March 14. 

1 performance / $650                              2 performances (same day) / $1000

Contact CFRT Education Director at education@cfrt.org for availability.

Did You Know: The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County will subsidize 50% of the cost of and visit with successful application of their subsidy? More information at www.theartscouncil.com

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 / $400 in auditorium ($600 for two)

RESIDENCY:

Go even deeper into the text and the theatrical experience by hosting theatre artists in your school for five days! A typical residency can include theatre games and activities incorporated into rigorous and insightful lessons. CFRT artists will work with the classroom teacher to cater to each class’ unique skills and needs.

Grade Level: K-12
Total Fee: $1750/five-day residency

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 2018-2019 Season is Peter and the StarcatcherArtist on the Go programming is available for The Classic Series.

Peter and the Starcatcher Resource Guide

Previous CTS productions include Henry V. Resources created around that show are available below.
Henry V Resource Guide 
The password for all videos in this page is CFRTEDU

CFRT’s Henry V from Cape Fear Regional Theatre on Vimeo.

Henry V with Montgomery Sutton from Cape Fear Regional Theatre on Vimeo.

Henry V: the short version from Cape Fear Regional Theatre on Vimeo.

Henry V with Tom Quaintance from Cape Fear Regional Theatre on Vimeo.

History of Henry V from Cape Fear Regional Theatre on Vimeo.

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.”

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 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 2018-2019 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Internship Orientation: August 2018 Dates TBD

Internship Dates: August 2018 – June 2019

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 James MacFarlane no later than August 20, 2018.

2018-2019 CFRT Internship Application

For additional information regarding CFRT’s internship program, please contact James MacFarlane at jmacfarlane@cfrt.org

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP TODAY!

Downloadable Scholarship Form

AGES 6-9
KIDS RULE THE WORLD: A MUSICAL REVIEW
Register Online or via Downloadable Form

These one-week camps provide a fun and exciting experience for our youngest participants. Campers use creative drama techniques integrating theatre, music, art, and creative play to explore the question “What if kids ruled the world?”
CFRT transforms into an imaginative world for each theme, engaging students on every sensory level. Each session concludes with a performance for family and friends on Saturday.

DATES:
FULL
Session I: June 25-30 (Mon.-Fri.) 9am-3pm
Sat, June 30 (11am until after the 6:00 show)
Performances: Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 and 6:00pm

FULL
Session II: July 9-14 (Mon.-Fri.) 9am-3pm
Sat, July 14 (11am until after the 6:00 show)
Performances: Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 and 6:00pm

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
Session III: July 16-21 (Mon.-Fri.) 9am-3pm,
Sat, July 21 (11am until after the 6:00 show)
Performances: Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 and 6:00pm

Session IV: July 30 – August 4 (Mon.-Fri.) 9am-3pm,
Sat, August 4 (11am until after the 6:00 show)
Performances: Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 and 6:00pm

Regular Registration (March 11 and after): $200/child; $180/child for military or multiple siblings (no discounts available after May 25)
*Limited Financial Aid with application pending availability.

Ages 10-14
DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR
Register online or via Downloadable form

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

DATES:
FULL
Session I: June 11-23 (Mon.-Fri.) 9am-3pm,
Sat, June 23 (11am until after the 6:00 show)
Performances: Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm

FULL
Session II: July 16-28 (Mon.-Fri.) 9am-3pm,
Sat, July 28 (11am until after the 6:00 show)
Performances: Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm

Regular Registration (March 11 and after): $325/child; $292.50/child for military or multiple siblings (no discounts available after May 11) *Limited Financial Aid with application pending availability.

AGES 15-19
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Register online or via Download Form Now

What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of the Apostle Judas.

Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, SUPERSTAR follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theatres and professionals alike, SUPERSTAR continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.

DATES:
July 30-August 11
(Mon.-Fri.) 11am-7pm,
Sat, Aug 11 (11am until after the 6:00 show)
Performances: Saturday, August 11 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm

Registration (March 11 and after): $325/child; $292.50/child for military or multiple siblings (no discounts available after June 30) *Limited Financial Aid with application pending availability.