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.

Fall Studio: Weeks of August 30-October 11, 2021 (Including Labor Day, 9/6) 

Pre-School/Early Elementary:

Mini Studio
– Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm | Taught by Ashley Owen
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, 5:00-6:30pm | Taught by Amber French
This class gives your child the opportunity to explore 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 gives your child the opportunity to explore 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 | Taught by Marc de la Concha
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 | Taught by Matthew Jackson
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 | Taught by Marc de la Concha
This class builds on developing characters and large ensemble work.
– Ages 15-19 | $150.00

Musical Theatre Dance
– Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm | Taught by Raqi Barnett
This class will focus on the fundamentals of Contemporary Musical Theatre Dance while developing strength, flexibility, and performance skills.
– Ages 12+ | $150.00

Improv Studio
– Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm | 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 13+| $150.00


Musical Theatre Studio for Adults
– Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm | Taught by Marc de la Concha
Whether you have a lot of experience or just dipping your toe in, this class will cover the basics of musical theatre dance and song interpretation.
– Ages 18+ | $150.00

Registration for Fall 2021 is closed. Please check back for the Winter 2022 schedule!


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: 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 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. 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 2021-2022 season will include 5 mainstage productions. Interns are required to complete production assignments on 3 of the 5 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.


View 2021-2022 Important Info Here

To apply, please download and return the 2021-2022 Intern Application and the Permission Form.
For additional information regarding CFRT’s internship program, please contact

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. All camps run from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Join us for these upcoming day camps too:

  • Monday, Oct. 18: Monster Mash
  • Thursday, November 11: Harry Potter
  • Monday, January 17: Disney
  • Monday, February 14: Nintendo
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!

Fall 2021 Passport Series at Rick’s Place is now open for registration! Please visit to participate today!


Summer Camp 2021

Ages 6-9 | $200
Session 1: June 21-26, 2021 SOLD OUT
Session 2: July 5-10, 2021 SOLD OUT
JUST ADDED- Session 3: August 9-14, 2021

Swim into Plankton Place and meet Finn, a very special fish who has fingers instead of fins! Join him on an epic adventure to save his school where he learns what makes you different makes you….You! This brand-new musical was written just for the CFRT kids and is sure to be a fintastic week!

Ages 10-14 | $350
Session 1: June 7-19, 2021 SOLD OUT
Session 2: July 12-24, 2021 SOLD OUT
JUST ADDED- Session 3: July 26-August 7, 2021

Based off the Disney favorite and the hit Broadway musical! In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Ages 15-19 | $450*
July 26-August 21, 2021
*Work Study Offered- please contact if you are interested

Did you ever wonder why Peter Pan never wanted to grow up? Orphaned and alone, a Boy joins forces with a willful captain’s daughter to save a mysterious trunk and outsmart an infamous pirate. Join a zany cast that leads you on a mad cap adventure from the high seas to exotic jungles in a creative romp full of laughter and bravery. Don’t miss this hilarious origin story based on some of literature’s most beloved characters.

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.

Summer Camp Scholarships

Applications Open Until May 15

Scholarships provide enrollment to CFRT’s summer camp programs. 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.

The deadline to apply for 2021 Summer Scholarships has passed and the application is now closed. Thank you to all who applied! You will be hearing from us soon!

Thank you to our Camp Sponsor: