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Theatre Gr 3-8

Grade Levels: 3 - 8

We focus on the development of theatre and communication skills, self-esteem, a Godly confidence, and team building.

Months: October - May
Practice Schedule:

Please refer to the rehearsal schedule posted on each production's homepage.
Gr 3 and Gr 4-5 productions generally practice two days per week from 3:30 to 4:30/5:00 p.m.
Gr 6-8 and US 7-9 productions generally practice Monday – Friday from 3:30 – 5:00/5:30 p.m.
Rehearsals may increase in length and Gr 6-12 productions may include weekends.

Practice Location:

Founders' Campus Cafeteria and Martha S. Lindner Theater

Performance Schedule:

There are 4 productions with auditioned parts for these grade levels:

  • Late Fall Musical Theatre Production (Gr 4-5)
  • Christmas Musical (Gr 3)
  • Winter Musical Theatre Production (Gr 6-8)
  • "The One Act" (Gr 7-9)

Gr 3 expenses are paid by FOFA.
Gr 4-5 fees average $50 and include costume, production T-shirt, bus transportation from Founders’ Campus to Lindner Theater and production party.
Gr 6-8 cast fees (non-lead) average $150 and include costumes, snacks, production T-shirt, tech week meals, bus transportation from Founders' Campus to Lindner Theater and production party.  Cast members may be asked to supply shoes, hosiery/socks, and basic makeup or wardrobe pieces.
Gr 6-8 crew fees average $70 and include snacks, production T-shirt, tech week meals, bus transportation from Founders' Campus to Lindner Theater and production party.  

Anticipated # of Students: Depends on the cast size of the show


Expected Parent Involvement:

Parent involvement is critical to success:

  • Information Meeting for parents of all interested students - see show homepage for details
  • We request at least one parent from each family participate on one pre-production committee + some aspect during performance week + set strike. Options are explained at the Parent Info Meeting and on the Parent Volunteer form, which must be completed prior to auditioning.

All Gr 4-8 cast and crew members must sell 10 tickets total. Tickets will be ordered and tracked via SeatYourself, CHCA's online box office.

Sponsor / Contacts: Susan Jung, Artistic Theatre Director
See show homepage for details
How Do You Register: Consult the show's homepage for times and audition details. In general you:
  1. Complete the online registration PRIOR TO audition (Although payment will be scheduled at this time, payment will not be deducted from your account until after the cast is announced. The Fine Arts Department will cancel all scheduled payments in the event a student auditions but is not cast.) The confirmation email has a link to ...
  2. Sign up for an audition time online in Sign-Up Genius
  3. Bring any printed forms described on the show homepage to the audition