A Night on Broadway
A Celebration for the Decades
Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy's 2024 Fund Raising Gala

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy will be hosting its Annual Fundraising gala : A Night on Broadway: A Celebration For The Decades celebrating it's 10th Anniversary! Join us at the beautiful Sycamore at Mallow Run Winery with food provided by Huckaby's Smokehouse BBQ Steaks & Sweets. Terry Waggoner and Todd Ferris will emcee the evening of performances and stories as we raise funds to support Creative Ground Fine Arts Academy launch into its second decade. Attire is formal: black-tie optional.

Unable to attend this year? You will be missed, but you can still help Creative Grounds achieve its donation goals by using the button below and by participating in the auction.


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  • Hors d'oeuvreMarch 2, 2024 5:00PM
  • Program StartMarch 2, 2024 6:00PM



  • Gluten Free Hot & Cheddar Dip with Tortilla Chips
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Mirror Display
  • Gluten Free Goat Cheese Dip
  • Charcuterie Board with Gluten Free Crackers & Breads

Dinner Buffet

  • Gluten Free Carved Smoked Beef Inside Round with au Jus & Horseradish Cream Sauce
  • Gluten Free Pan Fried Chicken with Lemon Herb Sauce
  • Gluten Free Penne Pasta with Gruyere Cheese & Caramelized Onions
  • Gluten Free Sauteed Green Beans with Mushrooms
  • Gluten Free Boiled Red Skin Potatoes with Butter & Parsley
  • Gluten Free Traditional Ceasar Salad
  • Gluten Free Baby Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
  • Gluten Free Fresh Rolls & Butter

Dessert Platter

  • Gluten Free Lemon Bars
  • Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Gluten Free Peach Crumb Bars


Ticket price includes the program, appetizers, and dinner. Beverages are available for purchase. Table Sponsorships are available contact Mark Landis for more information. Reservations are required and non-refundable.

Purchasing a Table is 8 Seats. If you have a seating request (i.e. “we would like to be seated with the Miller Party”), please add that request in the “Additional Information/Order Notes” section


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 is live now and will end during the gala on March 2, 2024. You can pre-register as a bidder now 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. Shipping arrangements will be the sole responsibility of the bidder. Any costs related to shipping will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.

Creative Grounds 2022 Holiday Programs

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy is proud to announce our 2022 Holiday Programming. This year we are starting a new tradition, in addition to carrying on several from previous years.

Living Windows

Our living windows will be returning this year. Starting on Black Friday and continuing on weekends through the 10th.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 3rd from 10:00 AM to 5:00 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? Need an adult's night out? Have your child age 4 through 12 to our polar express hang out with us on December 9th from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Kids will enjoy snacks, crafts and a movie! The Cost $10/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.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa.

The fun begins at 9:00AM in Studio One on December 10th.

Tickets available here

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold — not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Show Creative Team

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Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents The word 'Annie' in white with Jr. in an orange subscript. A cartoon drawing of Annie leaning on the 2nd 'n' in Annie. All on a red background.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Show Creative Team

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Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Proudly Presents The word 'Disney' in white over the word 'newsies' with an actor from the show doing a jump foot grab in the background. The far back background is a blue brick wall.

Newsies The Musical is a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the film's screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 and made its Broadway debut in 2012, where it played for more than 1,000 performances before touring.

Show Creative Team

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The Drowsy Chaperone Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy's 2022 Community Production: The Drowsy Chaperone. Please read all of the information on this page as the audition process is significantly different from our other productions.

First, there is no item to purchase and you will not receive any emails. containing links. The links to apply will be at the bottom of this page. Please fill out The Audition Paperwork and submit your video upload no later than 11:59:59PM (Midnight) on Monday, May 2, 2022.


Unlike our other shows and programs we will be limiting the size of the production as scripted and auditioning for a spot in the show does not guarantee it.


For this show, you must be a person over the age of 16, complete the necessary paperwork, submit your audition video by the deadline, and be an active participant throughout the production. In addition, during the audition paperwork part of the process, you must agree to the CGFAA Actors Code of Conduct.


The cost of participating in this production is $150 due by June 23 2022, which can be substituted by raising $300 in sponsorship dollars.

Audition Video Submission Requirements

Please submit(via the links below) a short video and include the following:

  • Actor's name
  • Actor's age
  • Any specific role you'd like, and/or that you'd accept any role
  • A 1 minute portion of a song or monologue.

    This should show the directing team your ability to become a character, project your voice and your general speaking ability.

    Also, please note that it is generally frowned upon to pull a part from the show you're auditioning for. We want to see something that best shows your abilities as actor/actress.

  • Do you have any special talents we should know? -BRIEFLY describe these talents
  • SMILE!!

Finally what you've all been waiting for: Here is the Audition Paperwork and the Video Submission Upload.