Fort Thomas Schools starts Summer Theatre Program for high school students from all over | Arts & Culture
FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - Fort Thomas Independent Schools’ Community Theatre program will add a summer theatre program this year for high school students in the Greater Cincinnati area. Jason Burgess, teacher and theatre director at Highlands High School, will coordinate the program. “This is an idea that I have been playing around with over the last couple of years and am now pulling the trigger on,” says Burgess.
This summer theatre program for high school students is called the Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre or ‘CAST’. The program is open to students in the Greater Cincinnati area who range from being incoming freshmen to graduating seniors in high school.
The idea behind CAST is to give high school students a different avenue to be involved in a theatrical production and potentially master classes when schools are not in session. The ultimate goal is to open the doors of collaboration to students from different high schools in the Greater Cincinnati area to create and produce a show together while establishing new relationships and friendships.
The inaugural production will be The Producers written by Mel Brooks. All performances and rehearsals will take place at Highlands High School. The production will have seven performances at the end of June.
All roles are open to all students in the Greater Cincinnati area. No roles have been assigned.
Auditions are Sunday, February 26, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tech/Crew Interviews are Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Students must register online for an audition or interview time. To register, go to www.highlandstheatre.com and click on “CAST”.
The auditions and interviews are at the Performing Arts Center, Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Pkwy, Fort Thomas, KY.
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