Announcing
Creative Grounds Production of
Jungle Book – kids

Directors: Laurel Hays, Abbey Ziemba, Tiffany Billingsly
Music Director: Mark Landis
Show Coordinators: Michelle Wood, Kim Heron
Student Director: Lyric Burgess
Additional Staff TBA

What does it mean to be A Kids Production?

This is a shortened version of the full production and shorter than the Jr. productions we have done in the past. This production adjusts language and situations to be appropriate for a “school audiences” to watch and/or perform it and reduces the total production to approximately 30 minutes in length.

Rehearsal & Performance details

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays 7-8:30 and Saturday 9-11. See rehearsal schedule calendar below.

Performances & Rehearsals will be held at Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Studio One – at the Greenwood Park Mall

Performances will be held in person, and streamed online if needed.

Performance dates are set for March 25-27.

Full Rehearsal Schedule (Advance to January through March to see the whole schedule)

Cast Party Date, Time TBA

Sign up for REMIND messages for Spring Production of Jungle Book Kids byclicking here. Class code is @cgfaajbk

CGFAA Code of Conduct

CGFAA Audition Welcome Letter

CGFAA Parent Committee Roles Defined

COVID Class & Production Information

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 7-12 ONLY.

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 Jungle Book Kids 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 January 31st at 12:00PM (noon).  Audition paperwork will also be required to be filled out, no later than January 31st 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 January 22nd to all who have signed up to audition and every 2 days after the 22nd.

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 Jungle Book Audition

Click here to sign up to audition.

Spring 2021

2021 is going to be GREAT, at least that’s our plan!  The Spring Season for Creative Grounds is bound to have something for everyone!! From music & movement classes for kids birth through adult with varying developmental needs, to beginner through advance dance classes, to TWO amazing productions; you’re sure to find something for your family as part of this Spring’s Youth Productions, Dance and Theatre Classes.

Check out the details below and sign up today! Spots are limited for ALL of our activities to provide the safest environment and best learning environment for all.

Drop in dance classes for ADULTS!


Special Needs Theatre Classes

Theatre for Littles Ages 4-7

When we participate in Creative Grounds Activities, we know that our kids will grow in both skill and character.

-CGFinearts parent

Spring Schedule

Mondays from 9-10 AM

Katie & Christa

Baby & Me 

A Class of Music & Movement for Babies and their caregivers.

Mondays from 10-11 AM

Katie & Christa

Toddler & Me 

A Class of age appropriate music and movement for toddlers and their caregivers.

Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM

Katie

Music & Movement

A  Class geared for students with moderate to severe Special Abilities.

Mondays from 7:00-8:00 PM

Katie

Theatre for Special needs 

A class geared for students with mild to moderate Special Abilities.

Tuesdays starting at 1:00 PM

Katie 

Pre-school Music & Drama

A class geared for pre-school students to begin entry level music & drama skills.

Wednesdays from 5-6 PM

Katie

Fairytale Theatre 

A class designed for students ages 4-7 interested in being on stage.

Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45 PM

Christa

Littles Dance Class

A great entry level dance class for those 5-9 who love to dance!

Wednesdays from 7-8 PM

Christa

Tap Dance Class 

A great tap class for those both interested & experienced ages 10-18.

Wednesdays from 8:15 – 9:15 PM

Christa

Teen Drop in Class

A “no commitment” required class, just show up and learn something new each week beginning January 20th.

Registration 

Coming Soon 

Thursdays  from 6-7PM

Christa

Ballet Dance Class 

A great ballet class for those both beginning and advanced, ages 10-18.

Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 PM

Christa

Jazz Dance Class

A great entry and advance level class for jazz dancing, ages 10-18.

Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 PM

Christa

Adult Drop in class 

A great “no commitment” dance class for ADULTS looking to come learn something new and have a little workout at the same time!

 Registration

Coming Soon 


A simply FANTASTIC production, filled with SO much awesomeness!

Join Les Miserables

Les Miserables will be performed by students ages 12-18 ONLY.  This production will be a TON of fun, and we can’t wait to see it take flight.  Click below for more details and to sign up for an audition slot. only 75 slots will be available.

register now

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Jungle Book Kids

Join us for our first ever production featuring our 7-12 year old students!  More details and to register click below.

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Announcing
Creative Grounds Production of
Les Miserables – School Edition

Directors: Katie Landis, Brandi Vozos, Lawana Penrod
Music Directors: Mark Landis & Terion Cooper
Show Coordinator: Shonda Sonnefield, Erin Troxell
Choreographer: Christa Fleming
Additional Staff TBA

What does it mean to be School Edition?

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 “school audiences” 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.

Performances & Rehearsals will be held at Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Studio One – at the Greenwood Park Mall

Performances will be held in person, 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 April 29-May 2 and May 6-9 if needed based on casting results.

Full Rehearsal Schedule (Advance to January through May to see the whole schedule)

Cast Party Date, Time TBA

Sign up for REMIND messages for Spring Production of Les Mis byclicking here. Class code is @cgfaalmse

CGFAA Code of Conduct

CGFAA Audition Welcome Letter

CGFAA Parent Committee Roles Defined

 

COVID Class & Production Information

Casting Information

This production has been cast.  You can find the cast list here. This production is open to students ages 12-18 ONLY.

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 Les Miserables School Edition 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 January 10 at 12:00PM (noon).  Audition paperwork will also be required to be filled out, no later than January 10 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 January 4th to all who have signed up to audition and every 2 days after the 4th.

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 Les Mis Audition

Click here to sign up to audition.

If there are none of these available, you may email Mark at mark@cgfinearts.org to be placed on the waiting list.  It is possible you will be asked to submit your audition video by 1:30 Sunday, January 10, if you’re placed on the waiting list and someone drops off the auditions.

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.

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

Into The Woods – A Community Theatre Production

Directed By Kathleen Kersey
Music Directed By Mark Landis
Assistant Directed By Bob Boyd

Cast List now available here

May 9 Rehearsals Begin 5:30-9:30

Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday from 5:30-9:30 beginning May 13. See rehearsal schedule below for full schedule.

Rehearsals will take place at Southland Community Church

Performances will be held at Lutheran High School July 4-7, 2019

Full Rehearsal Schedule – Click HERE This is ESTIMATED and may adjust based on cast needs for learning blocking and music.