Announcing
Creative Grounds Production of
Shrek The Musical – Theater for Young Audiences

Directors: Abbey Ziemba & Katie Landis
Music Directors: Mark Landis
Show Coordinators: Becky Monroe, Shonda Sonnefield
Additional Staff TBA

What does it mean to be Theater for Young Audiences?

This is a slightly shortened version of the full production and the next step up from the Jr. productions we have done in the past. This production adjusts language and situations to be appropriate for a “young audience” to watch and/or perform it.

Rehearsal & Performance details

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays 6-9, Friday 6-9 and Saturday 10-3. See rehearsal schedule calendar below.

Rehearsal locations are TBA as we work through some final details. We have 2 churches who are able to host us.  Specific location may change based on availability of spaces.

Performances will be held at TBA

Performances will be held outdoors, if possible, and streamed online if needed. Performance dates will depend on number of students who audition (one week or two weeks of performances).

Performance dates are set for November 4-8 and 12-14 if needed based on casting results.

Full Rehearsal Schedule (Advance to September through November to see the whole schedule)

Cast Party Date, Time & Locations TBA

Sign up for REMIND messages for Fall Productions by clicking here. Class code is @cgfaastya

CGFAA Code of Conduct

CGFAA Audition Welcome Letter

CGFAA Parent Committee Roles Defined

COVID Plans

Casting Information

These productions could be double cast based on talent availability and potentially the whole cast could be split based on number of students who audition.  This production is open to students ages 8-18.

Production & Audition Fees

Audition Fees are $25 per student. The audition fee is applied to your total Production Fee of $175 which makes the remaining balance $150.  Production fees may be paid in payments split over 6 weeks, but must be paid in full before Tech Week begins.  Audition fees are non-transferrable and not refundable. Limited number of scholarships are available for the production. Please contact Mark Landis to receive the application for Scholarship.

Students are only called for rehearsal when they are needed and will not be called for the entire rehearsal unless needed.  Pizza will NOT be available on Friday.

Saturdays, any student that is called and might need to eat will be encouraged to bring a sack lunch or snack.

Auditions

Auditioning for Shrek TYA will be different than our “normal” so that we can begin rehearsals sooner.  Students must submit their one minute song or monologue video via email or Google Drive by no later than August 30 at 12:00PM (noon).  Audition paperwork will also be required to be filled out, no later than August 30 at noon.  A separate email with further details for how to submit your video and a link to the online audition paperwork will be sent by August 21st to all who have signed up to audition and every 2 days after the 21st.

As part of their video submission students should have the following on the video:

  • Student name
  • Student age
  • Any specific role you’d like, and/or that you’d accept any role
  • What you’ll be singing/doing for us
  • Do you have any special talents we should know? -BRIEFLY describe these talents
  • Your one minute song or monologue
  • SMILE!!

Videos should be labeled like the following when uploaded or shared:  Last name First name Shrek Audition

Click here to sign up to audition.

The Show Must Go ONLINE

We are super excited about this opportunity.  We know that a LOT of kids are wanting to perform and keep doing what they LOVE, so…we’ve purchased the rights to do this show!

This show will NOT have an audition process, however we will limit the number of people who play each character.  Some are singing roles, others are not. Choose what you feel best fits YOU, but choose wisely.  It is possible that you may be asked to switch to a different role based on needs!

We are looking forward to seeing this Show come together…ONLINE!

By signing up below, you also signify you’ve read the Video & Photo Release. No one may perform In this production without a signed release specific to THIS production. CLICK HERE to view it and sign it.

Students will be sent the information for this show and the ‘rehearsal’ process will begin on 4/20. We with the whole show completed by 5/1. All performers must be off-book with their entire monologue/and song memorized when they record and submit their scene for the first “rehearsal” for that scene. Scenes are each between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length.  Students will be sent instructions on how to submit their video recordings.

Virtual rehearsals will be held on the following afternoons via Zoom as needed to aide in your performances:

4/20 – 4:00-5:00 – All students signed up
4/21 – 3:00-4:00 – Scenes 1-5
4/22 – 3:00-4:00 – Scenes 6-10
4/23 – 3:00-4:00 – Scenes 10-15
4/24 – 3:00-4:00 – Scenes 16-20
4/27 – 4:00-5:00 – Scenes 21-25
4/28 – 3:00-4:00 – Scenes 1-8
4/29 – 3:00-4:00 – Scenes 9-17
4/30 – 3:00-4:00 – Scenes 18-25

Character and scene breakdowns can be found here.

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE A VIRTUAL MUSICAL, Book by Jessica Penzias, Lyrics by Dave Hudson, Music by Denver Casado, THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press www.bbbpress.com

Please select only ONE role. Thanks!

CLICK HERE to sign up TODAY!

Curtains – A Community Theatre Production

Directed By Theresa & Doug Robbins
Music Directed By Mark Landis

We hope to begin in person rehearsals in May. We will begin virtual rehearsals of characterization and lines prior to May 1, as per our calendar. 

Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:30-9:00 in person beginning May 6. 

Rehearsals will take place at Southland Community Church or online, based on availability of space and CDC recommendations.

Performances location is TBA, Dates are scheduled for June 25-28

Full Rehearsal Schedule – on our calendar here.  This is ESTIMATED and may adjust based on cast needs for learning blocking and music.

Fees

We are a non-profit. Our student productions have a fee structure of $175 including their audition fee. For our Community Theatre production we have a slightly different structure due to less costs associated with the performance. We do not charge an audition fee and only charge $125 for the production. You can choose to raise sponsorships for the show totaling the amount of $250 and your production fee is waived. If you have a financial need and cannot afford the production fee, please email Mark Landis at mark@cgfinearts.org to receive our Financial Aide information.

Costumes

Costumes are provided wherever possible, but we will ask you provide materials such as pants and shoes that you own or can be found at Goodwill.

Cast List

Click here to view the cast list on a google doc. 

Adventure Awaits – Summer Camps 2020

The 2020 Summer Camp season is here! We’re super excited to announce the camps this year. We know you’ll find a place to plug in, so check them out.  Some new camps and some new age brackets to help students get the most of out the camps we offer.

Click here to read how we are handling the COVID-19 situation for our camps.  We are planning to operate all camps with restrictions. Please contact Mark if you have any questions or concerns, by email mark@cgfinearts.org or phone (317) 696-1827.


Into The Wild – Adventure Awaits Summer Camp 2020

This camp has been cancelled due to no enrollment. All other camps are still planning to move forward.

Ages: 4-7 years of age
Dates: June 1-June 5
Location: The Sycamore at Mallow Run
Times: 9:00-12:30
Performance Friday from 1:00-2:00 at The Sycamore at Mallow Run – Parents only due to COVID-19

Featuring music from Madagascar Jr., Jungle Book, Lion King and Aristocats.
Featuring Reader’s Theater Excerpts from Where the Wild Things Are, Giraffe Can Dance, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and Dr. Seuss.

This HALF day summer camp experience features workshop rotations that include acting workshops, music workshops and games/crafts. Due to COVID restrictions, parents will not be permitted to come into the space where the students are. However, we will use amplification and parents should be able to hear any notes we may have at the conclusion of each day, while standing outside the gate.  Please use appropriate social distancing when waiting for your child.  Thank you for understanding!

Any additional notes will be sent home via Remind. Join the Remind for Into the Wild Camp by texting 81010 with the class code: @cgfaaitwsc

Total Cost: $200
Total due after registering: $150, due by no later than May 22, 2020. Final payment may be made via mailing a check to: 5307 Skyline Ln. Greenwood, IN 46143 made payable to CGFAA.

 


Campfire Tales – Adventure Awaits Summer Camp 2020

This camp is being postponed to take the place July 13-18.  Sign up below on our July Camp, as we’re combining these two camps due to COVID-19.

Ages: 12-19 years of age
Dates: June 1-June 6 POSTPONED to July 13-18
Location: Southland Community Church TBA
Times: 4:30-9:30PM
Tickets available 2 weeks prior to camp for this Dinner Theatre Performance.

Have you ever enjoyed an evening sitting around the campfire telling stories? This camp promises to be a TON of fun and includes songs sung around the campfire and great stories shared around the campfire. Music may include Kumbaya, Hallelujah, songs from Little Shop of Horrors and Adams Family.  Those coming to the performance will enjoy a foil dinner with beef, potatoes, carrots, corn on the cob, watermelon and a great s’mores dessert.

This evening summer camp experience is grounded in the area of improvisation and will include an amazing dinner theatre performance on Saturday June 6 as well as opportunities to share this production with area Senior Living Communities on July 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Although it is strongly encouraged that students participate in the Senior Living Community performances, it is not a requirement to be at all performances. Communication with the director in advance allows us to plan appropriately for those performances.

Additional notes and reminders will be sent home via Remind. Join the Remind for Campfire Tales by texting 81010 with the class code: @cgfaacftsc

Total Cost: $150
SCROLL DOWN to JULY’s Camp for 12 & up to register!


Off The Map – Adventure Awaits Summer Camp 2020

Ages: 6-11 years of age
Dates: June 8-June 12
Location: The Sycamore at Mallow Run
Times: 9:00-4:30
Performance Friday from 4:30-6:00 at The Sycamore at Mallow Run
Featuring music from Seussical the Musical, Hercules, Frozen 2, Moana, Aladdin and more!

This FULL day summer camp experience features the following typical daily schedule:
9:00-9:15  Opening/ Wild Worship
9:15-10:15 Workshop Rotations
10:15-11:15 Workshop Rotations
11:15-12:15 Workshop Rotations
12:15-1:30 Lunch Break/ Game/Craft Stations
1:30-2:30 Large Group Music/Choreography
2:30-3:30 Snack and Improve Workshop
3:30-4:20 Music Choreography
4:15-4:30 Review & Highs/ Lows

Due to COVID restrictions, parents will not be permitted to come into the space where the students are. However, we will use amplification and parents should be able to hear any notes we may have at the conclusion of each day, while standing outside the gate.  Please use appropriate social distancing when waiting for your child.  Thank you for understanding!

Any additional notes will be sent home via Remind. Join the Remind for Off the Map Camp by texting 81010 with the class code: @cgfaaotmsc

Total Cost: $200
Registration Fee: $50 – Click here to pay for your registration fee. An additional email will be sent approximately 3-4 weeks prior to camp with Registration Paperwork.
Total due after registering: $150, due by no later than June 1, 2020. Final payment may be made via mailing a check to: 5307 Skyline Ln. Greenwood, IN 46143 made payable to CGFAA.


Lost Camp – Adventure Awaits Summer Camp 2020

Ages: 10-14 years of age
Dates: July 6-10
Location: TBA
Times: 9:00-4:30
Performance Friday from 4:30-6:00 at TBA
Featuring music selections such as You Will Be Found/Found Tonight, Don’t Give Up On Me, We Know the Way from Moana, Into the Unknown from Frozen 2 and more!

This FULL day summer camp experience features the following typical daily schedule:
9:00-9:30 Worship/Opening
9:30-10:30 Large Group Music Workshop
10:30-11:00 Improv Workshop
11:00-12:00 Large Group Music/ Choreography
12-1 Lunch & Games
1-2 Workshop Rotations
2-3 Workshop Rotations
3-4 Workshop Rotations
4:00-4:30 Music Review/ Highs and Lows

Due to COVID restrictions, parents will not be permitted to come into the space where the students are. However, we will use amplification and parents should be able to hear any notes we may have at the conclusion of each day, while standing outside the gate.  Please use appropriate social distancing when waiting for your child.  Thank you for understanding!

Any additional notes will be sent home via Remind. Join the Remind for Lost Camp by texting 81010 with the class code: @cgfaalcsc

Total Cost: $200
Registration Fee: $50 – Click here to pay for your registration fee. An additional email will be sent approximately 3-4 weeks prior to camp with Registration Paperwork.
Total due after registering: $150, due by no later than June 1, 2020. Final payment may be made via mailing a check to: 5307 Skyline Ln. Greenwood, IN 46143 made payable to CGFAA.


Survivor Camp – NOW Campfire Tales – Adventure Awaits Summer Camp 2020

Ages: 12-19 years of age
Dates: July 13-18
Location: TBA
Times: 4:30-9:30PM
Performance Saturday. Tickets available 2 weeks prior to camp for this Dinner Theatre Performance.

Have you ever enjoyed an evening sitting around the campfire telling stories? This camp promises to be a TON of fun and includes songs sung around the campfire and great stories shared around the campfire. Music may include Kumbaya, Hallelujah, songs from Little Shop of Horrors and Adams Family.  Those coming to the performance will enjoy a foil dinner with beef, potatoes, carrots, corn on the cob, watermelon and a great s’mores dessert.

This summer camp experience is grounded in the area of improvisation and will include an amazing dinner theatre performance on Saturday July 18. Students will be given the opportunity to also return to Senior Living Communities in December for some caroling fun! These dates are still TBA and pending COVID-19 recommendations.

Additional notes and reminders will be sent home via Remind. Join the Remind for Survivor Camp by texting 81010 with the class code: @cgfaascsc

Total Cost: $150
Registration Fee: $50 – Click here to pay for your registration fee. An additional email will be sent approximately 3-4 weeks prior to camp with Registration Paperwork.
Total due after registering: $100, due by no later than July 1, 2020. Final payment may be made via mailing a check to: 5307 Skyline Ln. Greenwood, IN 46143 made payable to CGFAA.

 

Announcing
Creative Grounds productions of
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach Jr & Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Directors: Abbey Ziemba & Katie Landis
Music Directors: Mark Landis, Kyleigh Hernandez, Tiffany Billingsly & Terion Cooper
Choreographers: Eric Bley
Student Directors: Elianah Atwell & JD Onstott
Show Coordinators: Erin Troxell, Sherri Atwell, Becky Monroe, Shonda Sonnefield

Full cast list of BOTH shows available here.

Rehearsals will be Friday 5-9 and Saturday 10-3. See rehearsal schedule calendar below.

Rehearsals will be held at both Southland Community Church and Rocklane Christian Church. Specific location may change based on availability of spaces.

Performances will be held at TBA

Full Rehearsal Schedules (Advance to January for James -JAGPJ and February for Chitty -CCBB):

Cast Party Date, Time & Locations TBA

Sign up for REMIND messages for Spring 2020 Productions by clicking here. Class code is @cgfaas2020

CGFAA Code of Conduct

CGFAA Audition Welcome Letter

CGFAA Parent Committee Roles Defined

Casting Information

These productions could be double cast based on talent availability.  These productions are open to students ages 8-18.

Production & Audition Fees

Audition Fees are $25 per student. The audition fee is applied to your total Production Fee of $175 which makes the remaining balance $150.  Production fees may be paid in payments split over 6 weeks, but must be paid in full before Tech Week begins.  Audition fees are non-transferrable and not refundable. Limited number of scholarships are available for each production. Please contact Mark Landis to receive the application for Scholarship.

Students are only called for rehearsal when they are needed and will not be called for the entire rehearsal unless needed.  Pizza will be available on Friday evenings for $5 per student.

Saturdays, any student that is called and might need to eat will be encouraged to bring a sack lunch or snack.

Congratulations to the Center Grove Fine Arts Academy cast of Oklahoma!

The directing team is excited to announce the cast of Oklahoma!

Excited and ready to see y’all!

Character Student Name
Aunt Eller Jessica Bast
Curly Johnny Gaiffe
Laurey Olivia Schemmel
Ike Skidmore Caleb Wilson
Fred Nate Penrod
Slim Connor Johnson
Will Parker Luke Schmitt
Jud Fry Josiah Wilson
Ado Annie Carnes Meghan Wombles
Ali Hakim Kaden Click
Gertie Cummings Silvia Siedle
Ellen* Hannah Crumbacher
Kate Allyssa Moore
Sylvie Gretchen Miller
Armina* Jade Stevens
Aggie Kellyn LaVoy
Andrew Carnes Ray Landis
Cord Elam Toby Raab
Jess Keegan Click
Chalmers Isaac Grannis
Mike Declan Campbell
Joe Henry Pippenger
Sam Aidan Schneider
Virginia* Taylor O’Rear
Vivian* Terasa Suter
Girl Nicole Schneider
Featured Dancers/Townsfolk
Brynn Dunlap
Lydia Grannis
Selah Grannis
Sarah Haynes
Katerina Linville
Cassandra Sawyer
Emily Skluzacek
Maria Stremming
Townsfolk
Stephenie Baker
Laurel Burgess
Alyssa Chandler
Ari Dawson
Annalee Ennis
Charleigh Ennis
Krista Ennis
Katie Gries
Lily Harbert
Anna Imbornone
Ana Lee
Alex Lund
Lucy Mercer
Adrian Monroe
Anna Myer
Leah Salcedo
Grace Sawyer
Julie Siedle
Reanne Sonnefield
Annie Troxell
Grace Troxell

*=will also be a Featured Dancer

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

Director Katie Landis
Music Director TBA
Assistant Music Director Mark Landis
Choreographer Christa Fleming
Assistant Director Laurel Hays
Student Director Breanna Woods
Show Coordinators Brook Ochoa, Sherri Atwell

Audition Slots available below for students ages 8-18. Please read all information below carefully before signing up.

September 13 Rehearsals Begin 5:00-9:00

Rehearsals will be Friday 5-9 and Saturday 10-3. See rehearsal schedule below for full schedule.

Rehearsals will take place at Southland Community Church

Performances will be held at T. C. Howe High School November 21-24, 2019

Full Rehearsal Schedule – Click HERE – note the rehearsal schedule says “Fall Break” and we will NOT be having rehearsal for Frozen Jr that weekend.

Cast Party Date, Time & Location – TBA

Sign up for REMIND messages for Disney’s Frozen Jr by clicking here. Class code is @cgfaadfj

CGFAA Code of Conduct

CGFAA Audition Welcome Letter

CGFAA Parent Committee Roles Defined

Casting Information

Production has the potential of being double cast, based on talent level available for casting, but is not guaranteed to be double cast. Performance schedule will be adjusted based on casting.

Production & Audition Fees

Audition Fees are $25 per student. The audition fee is applied to your total Production Fee of $150 which makes the remaining balance $125.  Production fees may be paid in payments split over 6 weeks, but must be paid in full before Tech Week begins.  Audition fees are non-transferrable and not refundable. Limited number of scholarships are available for each production. Please contact Mark Landis to receive the application for Scholarship.

Students are only called to rehearsal when they are needed and will not be called for the entire rehearsal unless needed.  Pizza will be available on Friday evenings for $5 per student.

Saturdays, any student that is called and might need to eat will be encouraged to bring a sack lunch or snack.

Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Director Abbey: Ziemba
Music Director: Mark Landis
Choreographer: Eric Bley
Assistant Director: Callie Cox
Assistant Music Directors: Samantha Burkey, TBA
Student Director: Gabbie Greene
Show Coordinators: Amy Click, Erin Troxell

Get your tickets TODAY – CLICK HERE

Rehearsals will be Friday 5-9 and Saturday 10-3. See rehearsal schedule below for full schedule.

Rehearsals will take place at Southland Community Church

Performances will be held at Southland Community Church October 31-November 3, 2019

Full Rehearsal Schedule – Click HERE

Cast Party November 9 from 5-9PM, Location – TBA

Sign up for REMIND messages for Oklahoma by clicking here. Class code is @cgfaaok

CGFAA Code of Conduct

CGFAA Audition Welcome Letter

CGFAA Parent Committee Roles Defined

Casting Information

Production has not been double cast.  The cast list is available here.

Production & Audition Fees

Audition Fees are $25 per student. The audition fee is applied to your total Production Fee of $150 which makes the remaining balance $125.  Production fees may be paid in payments split over 6 weeks, but must be paid in full before Tech Week begins.  Audition fees are non-transferrable and not refundable. Limited number of scholarships are available for each production. Please contact Mark Landis to receive the application for Scholarship.

Students are only called to rehearsal when they are needed and will not be called for the entire rehearsal unless needed.  Pizza will be available on Friday evenings for $5 per student.

Saturdays, any student that is called and might need to eat will be encouraged to bring a sack lunch or snack.

We’re excited to announce the cast of Into The Woods: A Community Theatre Production by Center Grove Fine Arts Academy.

Cast members will report for the first rehearsal Thursday, May 9 from 5:30-7:00.  We will hand out scripts and do a read through of the show. You will also receive instructions to download the music.

Please click here (copy/paste laurelchays@gmail.com) to email the show coordinator, Laurel Hays, to confirm or deny your role. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

-Into The Woods Directing Team-

*=Also Villager/Ball Guest

Role Cast Name
Cinderella Emmie Wright
Baker’s Wife Christine Long
Little Red Riding Hood Tiffany Billingsly
Witch Suellen Swaney
Jack’s Mother Nicole Thompson
Rapunzel Margaret Smith
Cinderella’s Stepmother Katie Landis
Lucenda Olivia Eaker
Florinda Callie Cox
Cinderella’s Mother* Erleen Faris
Granny* TBD
Snow White* TBD
Sleeping Beauty* Olivia Schemmel
Giant* Elisabeth Klingshirn
Baker Austin Stodghill
Jack Ben Frederick
Wolf Caleb Wilson
Cinderlla’s Prince Matthew Blandford
Rapunzel’s Prince Johnny Gaiffe
Narrator Mike Gaiffe
Steward Sam Jones
Cinderella’s Father* Jacob Krodel
Mysterious Man* Jessica Bast
Villagers/Ball Guests
Stephanie Baker
Kirsten Cutshall
Lyndi Houston
Rachel Krodel
Hannah Krodel
Olivia Ludlow