Studio Classes

Our Studio Classes provide weekly instruction in the performing arts. Each seasonal term lasts for eight weeks with a Final Presentation for friends and family during class period on the Ninth Week. Military, Multi-Class, and Sibling discounts are available.

Winter Term: Monday, January 22nd through Wednesday, March 14th with a Parent Share for friends and family during class period on the Ninth Week (March 19th through 21st)



Musical Theatre For Home School Kids
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Juliana Gutierrez
Days: Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30pm
Cost: $150

Musical Theatre For Home School Middles
Hone your performance skills as you try your hand at scenes and songs from popular musicals.
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Malissa Borden
Days: Mondays, 1:15-2:45pm
Cost: $150


Theatre For Tots
Star in a show that’s all your own with weekly crafts and games designed to teach tots how theatre gets made.
Ages: 3-5
Instructor: Malissa Borden
Days: Mondays, 3:00-3:45pm
Cost: $95

Acting For Kids
Investigate the fundamentals of acting by using games, memory exercises, and other techniques to bring monologues to life.
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Brian Adam Kline
Days: Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm
Cost: $150

Dance For Musical Theatre
Push yourself to new heights as you learn dances from big hit musicals like Newsies and Bring It On!, as well as some Golden Age classics.
Ages: 12-18
Instructor: Nathan Cuffee
Days: Mondays: 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: $150

Musical Theatre For Kids
Explore the world of musical theatre in this introduction to storytelling through acting, singing, and moving.
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Sheryl Davis
Days: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45pm
Cost: $150

Dance For Kids
Practice proper positions and techniques as you learn to tell stories through movement.
Ages: 6-9
Instructor: Katherine White
Days: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Cost: $150

Musical Theatre For Middles
Hone your performance skills as you try your hand at scenes and songs from popular musicals.
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Sheryl Davis
Days: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: $150

Discover puppetry styles and techniques from around the world as you design your very own to take home.
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Brian Adam Kline
Days: Mondays, 5:45-6:45pm
Cost: $150


Acting and Auditions For Adults
Expand your craft through monologues and audition prep, all under the guidance of Professor Phoebe Hall.
Ages: 16 and up
Instructor: Phoebe Hall
Days: Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30pm
Cost: $150

Special Programs

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


Master Class: Hip-Hop
Study alongside a New York City-based choreographer.
Age: 12 to 18
Instructor: Dax Valdes (Wickersham Brother, Seussical)
Date: February 13th, 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $25

MLK Day Mini Camp
No plans for MLK Day? Join us for our first ever mini camp! Best Christmas Pageant Ever director Brandon Santoro leads a jam-packed day of theater games and activities. Turn your child’s day off into an epic staycation!
Age: 6 to 12
Instructor: Brandon Santoro
Date: January 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $45*
*Extended Morning Care is available beginning at 8am for $10
*Extended Afternoon Care is available 4:00-5:30pm for $10


Need to practice for a big audition? Want more theatre in your life without the pressure of a big class? Contact us at 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)



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 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 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


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


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 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.”



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, 2018, and interviews will be held mid-May.


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.


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.


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 2017-2018 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.

2017-2018 CFRT Internship Supplemental Information

Intern Expectations


Internship Orientation: August 2017

Internship Dates: August 2017 – June 2018

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, 2017.

2017-2018 CFRT Internship Application

For additional information regarding CFRT’s internship program, please contact Molly Malone at


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.

Red Cast Updated Rehearsal Schedule
Green Cast Updated Rehearsal Schedule
Yellow Cast Updated Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will run from October 23-November 30.
Week day rehearsals will be from 5pm-9pm
Saturdays will be from 11am-3pm or 4pm-8pm
Sundays will be from 2pm-4pm or 5pm-7pm

Each cast will have up to 11 rehearsals between Oct. 23 and Nov. 30. 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 22-24, but there will be required rehearsals November 25 and 26.


BCPE is a wonderful opportunity to experience performing live theatre. Each cast will have 6 public performances and 3 days of student matinees. Each matinee day will have up to 3 performances.

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 December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17.

Once cast, families will be informed of which performance dates they are assigned.

BCPE Questions? Please email