A Night on Broadway: Love and dreams
Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy 2022 Fund Raising Gala

Saturday, March 5th, Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy will be having its annual fund raising gala for 2022: A Night on Boradway: Love and Dreams. The Sycamore at Mallow Run will again be hosting the event with Smokehouse Catering Company Providing the meal for the evening.

Enjoy as our host {{insert hostname here}} takes us on a night of stories, performances, love and dreams as we help Creative Grounds celebrate another year. Attire is business formal: black-tie optional.

Schedule

  • Auction Donations - Active Now
  • Auction Start - Februrary 19, 2022
  • Hors d'oeuvre - March 5, 2022 5:30PM
  • Program Start - March 5,2022 6:30PM

Auction

Our online auction is a great way to support the Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy. You can bid using the website or the Auctria Mobile App. Unable to attend the gala? No problem! You can still participate in the online auction.

The online auction will begin on Feburary 19th, 2022 (two weeks before the gala) and will end during the gala on March 5, 2022. You can pre-register as a bidder soon and see some of the items up for auction.

Winning bidders can pick up their items at the gala. If not attending, arrangements will be made with the winning bidder to receive their items. Items will NOT be shipped by Creative Grounds. Any costs related to shipping will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.

All You
Need Is Love

Join Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy for an hour and a half of song and romance. For our 2022 Valentine's Day Show, All You Need is Love, a team of our talented directors and staff alongside members from our Student Leadership Team will be preforming modern love songs in Studio One. For this performance Creative Grounds be rolling out the red carpet with our more intimate seating arrangements.


$10 Students/$12 Adults


$10 Students/$12 Adults

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents The word 'Disney' in white over the words 'High School Musical' in yellow show-light style wording with the 'jr' acronym written as a sub-scrpt. The background is red theatre curtains and logo is drawn as if the words were being lit by stage lights from the outside.

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Now updated to the convenient binder version! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

Show Creative Team

Coming Soon

Creative Grounds Spring 2022 Classes

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy classes are for students of all ages and all skill levels. Our instructors pride themselves on solid professional technique yet meet each student where they are. We believe the most important thing our students will learn is confidence.

Just as this past Fall, each of Creative Grounds' Classes will be offered in 2 sessions. The first of the two sessions will meet from January through March, and the second March through May. Creative Grounds would also like to encourage you to take a look at participating in one of our productions and our offering of musical lessons as you consider your child's spring schedule.

Dance Classes

Our instructor Christa Zook has been dancing for 35 years and has been teaching for 20. She prides herself in teaching professional technique at any skill level or capability. The only requirement is proper shoes should the style require them. Students will learn stretching and specific dance style technique. They will also learn a short piece they will perform at a showcase at the end of each session. You will find CGFAA classes a little different from your typical studio. Expensive costumes will not be required to purchase. We keep things simple and focus on students growth and having FUN!

Actor's Classes

Katie Landis, who teaches our Actor's Classes, is a Co-founder of Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy and currently serves as Youth Development Director. Katie has a B.A. in Communications with a Major in Worship Arts and Youth Ministry from Judson University. Katie has worked with kids in a variety of camp, school and church settings.

  • Imagination Station
    Mondays 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM

    Imagination Station is our class for ages 4 through 8. This class focuses on using the imagination while learning the basics of theater. Musical theater comes to life through a series of engaging scenes. This is a highly supportive environment for youngsters to develop their courage to act, sing and dance. The level of challenge fits the needs of the group so that this introduction to musical theater is a positive experience for all. An excellent choice to build self-confidence, discover talent, and learn if your child would enjoy musical theater. Each class will include acting, improvisational games, creative movement, singing and rehearsals with costumes and props. This class will have a presentation of their mini-show with scenes and songs at the studio showcase.

  • Actors Workshop Classes
    Home Schoolers Mondays 1 PM - 2 PM
    Ages 8-13 Mondays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Ages 14 and Up Mondays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Students work on monologues, group scenes, and improvisation, all while honing acting technique, diction, projection, body awareness and building self-confidence.The level of challenge fits the needs of the group so that this is a positive experience for all. An excellent choice to build self-confidence, discover new skills and continue to grow as an actor. Students will Participate in the Semester Showcase with a Monologue and group piece.

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents Dark purple background with the word 'Aristocats' in alternating orange and red. The word 'The' is in white above the 'i' of Aristocats. the word 'kids' is in white as well and looks like it is being blow out of a red trumpet under the word 'Aristocats' on the left side is a cyan cello and on the right are orange paw prints walking down the right side of the image.

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

Show Creative Team

Coming Soon

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents 'The Secret Garden The Musical' mid-ground over a golden background. The sides are shrubberies growing into the foreground.

The Secret Garden is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical's script and lyrics are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. It premiered on Broadway in 1991 and ran for 709 performances. The story is set in the early years of the 20th century.[n 1] Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in the British Raj, is orphaned by a cholera outbreak when she is ten years old. She is sent away from India to Yorkshire, England, to live in the manor of a brooding uncle she has never met. There, her personality blossoms among the other residents of the manor and the moor as they bring new life to a long-neglected garden.

Show Creative Team

Coming Soon

Creative Grounds 2021 Holiday Programs

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy is proud to announce our 2021 Holiday Programming. This year we are starting what we hope to be several new traditions, in addition to carrying on from previous years.

Living Windows

Our living windows will be returning this year. Starting on Black Friday and continuing on weekends through the 19th.We're giving our students the ability to practice their improvisation skills while providing entertainment to shoppers entering the mall.

While shopping for Christmas this year, be sure to stop by and interact with our young actors.

Celebration of The Arts

Join us on December 5th from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM for our Celebration of Arts Vendor and Craft Fair at Studio One. We will be hosting local vendors, enjoying music, showcasing our Living Windows(other character visits possible).

No door admission for patrons shoppers and guests and a low table rate for vendors(limited booth space still available).

Polar Express: Parent's Night Out

Need to get some surprise Christmas Shopping in? Want to see a show at Gutty's? Need an adult's night out? Have your child age 4 through 12 to our polar express hang out with us on December 11th from 6pm to 9pm.

Kids will enjoy snacks, crafts and a movie! The Cost $15/child with a $50/Family Maximum. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-ins on a space permitting first-come, first served basis.

A Down Home Christmas

Join a few of the Creative Grounds Directors & Friends for a night of music in celebration of Christmas.

The show starts at 6:30 PM in Studio One on December 18th and 19th.

Tickets available here

Creative Grounds Fall 2021 Classes

Creative Grounds classes are for all ages and all skill levels. Our instructors pride themselves on solid professional technique yet meet each student where they are. We believe the most important thing our students will learn is confidence.

This semester, the first session of classes will begin on August 9, 11, and 12 (respective to the day the class meets). They will then take off August 25, 26, and September 6, and conclude on October 4, 6, and 7, with a showcase that weekend.

The second session will begin on October 11, 13, and 14 off on October 25, 27, and 28 and November 8, 10, and 11. Last classes are December 13, 15, and 16, with a showcase that weekend.

Dance Classes

Our instructor Christa Zook has been dancing for 35 years and has been teaching for 20. She prides herself in teaching professional technique at any skill level or capability. The only requirement is proper shoes should the style require them. Students will learn stretching and specific dance style technique. They will also learn a short piece they will perform at a showcase at the end of each session. You will find CGFAA classes a little different from your typical studio. Expensive costumes will not be required to purchase. We keep things simple and focus on students growth and having FUN!

Actor's Classes

Katie Landis, who teaches our Actor's Classes, is a Co-founder of Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy and currently serves as Youth Development Director. Katie has a B.A. in Communications with a Major in Worship Arts and Youth Ministry from Judson University. Katie has worked with kids in a variety of camp, school and church settings.

  • Imagination Station
    Mondays 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Imagination Station is our class for ages 4 through 8. This class focuses on using the imagination while learning the basics of theater. Musical theater comes to life through a series of engaging scenes. This is a highly supportive environment for youngsters to develop their courage to act, sing and dance. The level of challenge fits the needs of the group so that this introduction to musical theater is a positive experience for all. An excellent choice to build self-confidence, discover talent, and learn if your child would enjoy musical theater. Each class will include acting, improvisational games, creative movement, singing and rehearsals with costumes and props. This class will have a presentation of their mini-show with scenes and songs at the studio showcase.

  • Actors Workshop Classes
    Home Schoolers Mondays 1 PM - 2 PM
    Ages 8-13 Mondays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Ages 14 and Up Mondays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Students work on monologues, group scenes, and improvisation, all while honing acting technique, diction, projection, body awareness and building self-confidence.The level of challenge fits the needs of the group so that this is a positive experience for all. An excellent choice to build self-confidence, discover new skills and continue to grow as an actor. Students will Participate in the Semester Showcase with a Monologue and group piece.

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's' name in purple over 'Cinderella' in blue with a glass slipper at the end.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical written for television, but later played on stage, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la petite pantoufle de verre ("Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper"), by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.

Show Creative Team

  • Director: Margie Hamm
  • Music Director: Mark Landis
  • Choreographer Natasha Cox
  • Assistant Director: Abbey Ziemba
  • Show Coordinator: Shonda Sonnefield
  • Show Coordinator: Erin Troxell