Current Season

Center for Theatre Arts 2013-2014 season is sponsored by the Salina Journal.
Transportation provided by a donation from ElDorado National and McCune Paper Co..

CTA Day Camp

Campily Ever After

September 26-27 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Grade 1-4 | Tuition: $60

What would happen if we mixed the three little pigs with Goldilocks or changed the ending to Hansel and Gretel? Calling all witches, gingerbread boys and big bad wolves to participate in this camp where fairy tales get flipped inside out!

Students will learn about projecting, stage directions, and physical character, all while re-imagining those age old fairy tales. They’ll explore their creativity with fun drama games, and camp will culminate with a brief performance for family and friends featuring all they’ve created.
Call the Theatre at 785.827.6126 to enroll.

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still life with iris

School performances
October 9-11 | 9:30am & 1:00pm

Public performance
October 12 | 2:00pm

Grades 4-8

Steven Dietz’s piece is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award. “Still Life with Iris” is a fantastical adventure which centers on a little girl's search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mom in the land of Nocturno—a magical place in which the workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day. Also, in Nocturno, memories do not reside in people's minds but instead are kept in their coats (called 'Past Coats'). Iris is taken from her home and only has a button left of her ‘Past Coat’ to remind her of home. The play follows her and her friends including 11 year-old Mozart, and Annabel Lee as she searches for home.

cast list

Iris

Mom/Miss Overlook

Man/Mr. Matternot/Dad

Grotto Good

Greta Good

Annabel Lee

Mozart

Memory Mender/Miss Othergal

Ella

Hazel

Bolt Bender/Mr. Himtoo

Leaf Monitor

Flower Painter

Thunder Bottler 1

Thunder Bottler 2

 

Annie Taggart

Carolyn Gutsch

Nick Salem

Noah Endreshak

Madeline Paradis

Ellie Flynn

Nelson Gutsch

Chloe Pettijohn

Katie Moddlemog

Audrey Burgoon

Moses Brown

Kamryn Arnold

Maddie Stack

Karlyn Brecheisen

Treyton Sutton


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CTA Day Camp

Space is the Place

still life with iris

February 6-7 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Grade 1-4 | Tuition: $60

A two day break from school is the perfect time to send your child into outer space! Participants will create their own space alien, explore their creativity through improvisation, drama games and arts and crafts. The day camp will culminate with a brief performance for family and friends featuring all that they've created.

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Entr’Acte Players still life with iris

March 4-8

Grades 6-8

The beloved children's book written by Jeff Brown in 1964 has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon -- delighting readers and travelers all around the world.

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem...for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley!

One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls - right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! I n a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. And whether he's thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or 'hanging ten' off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.

cast list

Flat Stanley

Arthur

Mr. Lambchop

Mrs. Lambchop

Ms. Cartero

Cousin Sophie/Hollywood Asst. 2

Bulletin Board

Doctor Danielle

Hollywood Asst. 1

Nurse Betty

Samantha

King of the Cool Kids

Hollywood Agent

Various roles

 

Nick Salem

Maddie Stack

Moses Brown

Madeline Paradis

Carolyn Gutsch

Ellie Flynn

Nathan Zimmerman

Annie Taggart

McKenzi Tonne

Bradyn Houltberg

Alicia DeHaan

Nathan Weiss

Noah Endreshak

Kamryn Arnold

Audrey Burgoon

Kaylie Harmon

Kyle Dundas


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CTA spring Break Camp

Pirates & Scalawags

pirate camp

March 17-21 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Grade 1-4 | Tuition: $150

Argh! Yo, ho, ho... get yer'selves over to the theatre during spring break to experience a camp where you will learn to act like a pirate or walk the plank! Students will learn about projection, stage direction, and physical character while they explore pirate tales. They will participate in drama games, making their own props and simple set pieces which will culminate into a brief performance for family and friends.

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CTA Day

April 19 | 10:00am

A day full of lots of activities and fun. For more information, call Education Director Shannon Garretson Ramos.

Center Stage

May 2-3

Annual recital for Center for Theatre Arts. For tickets, call 785.827.3033 or come by the box office Monday-Friday from 11:30am-5:30pm.

Center Stage 2014 guide

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Summer Stage mattress

June 16-July 13

Grades 4-8

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

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Stage II
mattress

July 31-August 2

Grades 8-College Freshman

Auditions
May 23
| 4pm

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

 

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