Education

The Studio @ CFRT

The Studio at CFRT provides a safe, positive, and fun environment where your young performers can develop and further their skills! Our sessions last for 7 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.

Winter 2023 Studio: Week of Mar. 20 – Week of May 8, 2023 (No classes week of 4/10/23. Students should attend all classes, any conflicts should be relayed upon registration) 

Pre-School/Early Elementary:

Mini Studio
– Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm
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

Elementary School: 

Musical Theatre Studio for Elementary School
– Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
This class explores musical theatre through character development, movement and improvisation.
– Ages 7-10 | $150.00

Acting Studio for Elementary School
– Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm
This class explores acting through character development, movement and improvisation.
– Ages 7-10 | $150.00

Middle School: 

Musical Theatre Studio for Middle School
– Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm
This class focuses on ensemble building and introduces ensemble and larger musical theatre scene work.
– Ages 11-14 | $150.00

Acting Studio for Middle School
– Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm
This class focuses on ensemble building and introduces ensemble and larger scene work.
– Ages 11-14 | $150.00

Middle/High School: 

Acting Studio for High School
– Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
This class teaches how to develop characters through large ensemble work.
– Ages 15-19 | $150.00

Improv Studio
– Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm
Learn the fundamentals of improv technique where the plot, characters and dialogue are made up in the moment.
– Ages 13-18 | $150.00

Musical Theatre Dance
– Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm
Learn the fundamentals of musical theatre dance and how movement influences storytelling!
– Ages 12+ | $150.00

Adult Classes: 

Musical Theatre for Adults
– Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm
This class teaches how to develop characters through large ensemble work.
– Ages 18+ | $150.00

Improv Studio
– Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Learn the fundamentals of improv technique where the plot, characters and dialogue are made up in the moment.
– Ages 18+ | $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. No refunds or credits once semester has begun.

Discounts: 10% Discount for each child in same family/any class. 10% discount for active duty military families.

Day Camps
Ages 6-12 | $40/camp

Bring your child to CFRT for a day of themed activities and enrichment for only $40 so you don’t have to miss work! All camps run from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Camp schedule:

Monday, January 16: Dinosaurs!
Monday February 13: Outer Space
Monday, March 13: Un-Birthday Party

April 10-14, 2023 | Ages 7-14 | $150

This week-long performance-based camp is similar to our Summer Camps. Campers work together Monday thru Thursday to perform a show on Friday afternoon! This camp is perfect for kids who love to sing, dance, act, and work on a team! Camp runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Summer Camp 2023


Ages 6-9 | $200

Session 1 | June 19 – 24
Performances on June 24

Session 2 | June 26 – July 1
Performances on July 1

Session 3 | August 7 – 12
Performances on August 12

A world premiere musical written just for the CFRT Summer Camp! When a group of young archeologists disturb a rare and magical artifact, they are transported through time and realize they have bitten off more than they can chew. With a little help from some new friends, they embark on a quest to get home. It will be the adventure of their lives, so far. They are only kids after all!


Ages 10-14 | $350

Session 1 | June 5 – 17
Performances on June 17

Session 2 | July 10 – 22
Performances on June 22

Session 3 | July 24 – August 5
Performances on August 5

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!


CFRTeen Summerstock | Ages 15-19 | $350

July 17 – August 13
Performances Aug. 12 & 13

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.


Cancellation Policy: A $25 cancellation fee until the Friday prior to the first day of camp. $25 fee on all returned checks. No refunds will be issued after the start of the camp session.

ABOUT CFRT’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

CFRT’s Internship Program offers internships which are designed to give high school & college students from Fayetteville and its surrounding areas a serious and intensive experience in the field of technical theatre. 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 2022-2023 season will include 5 mainstage productions plus our annual holiday production, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. 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
2022-2023 Internship Details & Important Dates

To apply, please download and return the 2022-2023 Intern Application and the 2022-2023 Internship Permission Form.
For additional information regarding CFRT’s internship program, please contact edassociate@cfrt.org.

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!

For more information, contact outreach@cfrt.org!

Fall 2021 Passport Series at Rick’s Place is now open for registration! Please visit https://rhfnow.org/event/cfrt-passport-fall-series/ to participate today!

 

The Art Students Want, The Education They Need!


At Your School:

CFRTeens Touring Ensemble Presents: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

About the show: Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That’s just the problem… for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat… really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond. And, whether he’s thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or “hanging ten” off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.

Cumberland County Schools Dates Available: February 20-24 & February 27-March 3
One performance: $750
Two performances: $1,000
(up to 500 kids per performance)

Surrounding Counties Dates Available: March 6-10
Cost: $700 per show
Thanks to an Anonymous Grant, this program is available to you for a suggested donation of $50 per performance! 

Email Jennifer Sell at EDASSOCIATE@CFRT.ORG to book today!


At Our Theatre:

Student Matinee Series

Bring your students to see a special 10a show at the theatre as part of the school day! Tickets start at $10 + tax per student, and for every 10 tickets you purchase you receive one free educator ticket!

Matilda- February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2023
Matilda SMATs are SOLD OUT! Email Tierra Holmes at BUSINESS@CFRT.ORG to join the waitlist!

Welcome to Arroyo’s- Mar. 29, 30, Apr. 5, 6, 2023

Jelly’s Last Jam- May 17, 2023

Email Tierra Holmes at BUSINESS@CFRT.ORG to book your school today!