Education

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

Musical Theatre For Kids
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 6-9
Days: Mondays, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $150

Musical Theatre For Middles
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 10 – 14
Days: Mondays, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $150

After School Classes

Musical Theatre For Kids
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 Middles
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

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

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.

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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

This class is 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!

 

DRAMA DROP ZONE

This class is a weekly drop-in theater class that does not require weekly attendance and will rotate around community centers on Fort Bragg once a week. Each week your child will bring a different story to life through music, acting, craft-making and imagination.

For more information, contact outreach@cfrt.org!

Seussical-Educator Resource-Guide

WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW FOR THE 2017-2018 STUDENT MATINEES.

TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST! CONTACT MICHAEL HOUCK AT MHOUCK@CFRT.ORG TODAY TO MAKE A RESERVATION FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR HOMESCHOOL GROUP.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre offers Student Matinees for the majority of our 2017-2018 mainstage season productions.

Tickets are $10 + tax per student and for every 10 tickets you purchase you receive one free educator ticket. We have begun taking reservations for the 2017-2018 Season. Educators can make their reservations by emailing Michael Houck at mhouck@cfrt.org or calling 910-323-4234 ex. 229. 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 + tax 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 Michael Houck at mhouck@cfrt.org or calling 910-323-4234 ex. 229. 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!

This year Cape Fear Regional Theatre is offering three specialized programs inspired by their main stage season. Interactive programs include pieces from the show, a breakdown of main themes and characters, analysis of core concepts, and application of ideas to what is being taught in the classroom. Each program caters to young minds while being aligned with NC State Standards. This year’s offerings touch on English, Theatre, Science, Music, and History.

Suspense and Stage Combat with Wait Until Dark (6th-12th)
Dr. Seuss with Seussical (K-8th)
Sense and Sensibility (8th -12th)

Grade Level/Maximums: K-12, 150 students, 50 minutes, 2/day
Technical Requirements: Any available classroom and projector
Total Fee: $400/1 day, $600/2 same day, same school

WORKSHOPS:

This program is taught by CFRT teaching artists and enhances your students’ understanding through an interactive approach. Created to be paired with school assemblies, select classrooms gain access to the teaching artists on a smaller scale. Workshops include educational creative drama activities used to create further exploration of themes while incorporating state standards, empathy, literacy, and communication skills.

Grades K-2 Seussical the Musical Base Lesson Plan

Grades 3-5 Seussical the Musical Base Lesson Plan

Grade Level/Maximums: K-12, 30 students, 45 minutes, 4/day
Technical Requirements: Any available classroom and projector
Total Fee: $250/in conjunction with performance

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

 

Student Matinee Performances

Wait Until Dark

This season’s Classic Theatre Series production by Frederick Knott is best known for the 1967 film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn. Set in an apartment in 1960s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theater’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman. With the help of his criminal sidekicks and a few clever disguises, he spins a tale to fool the innocent and unsuspecting woman. But when the doll cannot be found and darkness falls, the situations spins out of control and the game comes to a deadly end. (Suspense Thriller)

Appropriate for Grades: 7-12

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

School Performances: November 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, & 15 at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon.

A play by Barbara Robinson. BCPE is a tradition at CFRT. For many Cumberland County students, this family friendly, holiday theme show is the first exposure to live theatre.

Please contact Michael Houck at mhouck@cfrt.org or calling 910-323-4234 ex. 229 for tickets.

Appropriate for all grades.

Seussical The Musical

Director Melissa Rain Anderson and 2 Ring Circus (CFRT’s The Little Mermaid) return for this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that is sure to be a feast for the imagination and enjoyed by audiences of all ages! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on this Island, Ragtime) bring to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. These colorful characters will transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Oh, the thinks we will think! (Musical)

Student Matinee Performances: February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21, 2018

Appropriate for all ages.

Sense And Sensibility

Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. The Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—are left financially destitute and socially vulnerable after their father’s sudden death. The family is forced to move to a distance cottage and the sisters become entangled in heart-wrenching romances. They are forced to ask themselves, “When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?” Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Adapted by Kate Hamill. (Comedy)

Student Matinee Performances: April 17, 18, & 25, 2018

Appropriate for grades 7-12.

Crowns: A Gospel Musical

Hats are everywhere in exquisite variety in this musical play. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms. When Brooklyn-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats. This jubilant musical play weaves together Gospel music, rich storytelling, and exuberant dance to create a tapestry of voices that transcend time and place. Written by Regina Taylor. Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. (Musical)

Student Matinee Performance: May 23, 2018

Appropriate for grades 5-12.

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 2017-2018 Season is Wait Until DarkArtist on the Go programming is available for The Classic Series.

Wait Until Dark Resource Guide

Last season’s CTS production was Henry V. Resources created around the 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

Spring Break Boot Camp: ANNIE (SOLD OUT!!)

To be placed on our Wait List for this Event, please email your name, child’s name, and a phone number to education@cfrt.org

April 2-6, 2018
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Flex your musical theatre muscles with us as Broadway’s favorite little orphan takes over our annual Spring Break Boot Camp. Act, sing, and dance the week away to the tunes of the Tony Award-winning musical, and show off your new skills in the final Jamboree.

Campers must provide their own lunch and snacks.
Jamboree Presentation for Friends & Family: 2:30pm on Friday, April 6.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP TODAY!

Downloadable Scholarship Form

AGES 6-9
KIDS RULE THE WORLD: A MUSICAL REVIEW
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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
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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

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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.