CSA Theatre Program

The CSA Theatre Program provides high quality theatre education for students starting at age 3, all the way through 18! In addition to our Stars on Stage Theatre productions, we offer classes to cultivate the student's abilities and expand their theatre knowledge. 

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2021-2022 Season

High quality productions!

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Musical Theatre

Ages 3-5

The Dance.Laugh.Learn. Showkidz curriculum is a weekly creative music and movement class. Each month, classes are built around a theme and a monthly movement objective that centers on cognitive and physical development. Each class is not only fun for the students, but is also backed by strong learning concepts. Each class has consistent elements that will help with stability of behavior and technical growth. These classes will cultivate the students’ fine/gross motor skills, musical abilities, locomotor movements, peer relationships, imaginations, and communication skills.

Grades K-2

Kids Theatre is open to all students entering Grades K-2 in the Fall of 2021! Students do not need any previous experience on stage to join in on the fun. All students who enroll into the Kids Theatre Company will be cast within the production! Classes meet Wednesday afternoons from 4-6pm in our St. Boniface location. The class is led by Ms. Shannon Stoddard (director) and Mrs. Sheila Mann (musical director). 

For the fall, the Kids Theatre Company presents Disney's The Jungle Book Kids!

Grades 3-6

Our Children’s Theatre Company is open to students in grades 3-6.  Students do not need previous experience in order to participate. This company is open to the first 30 students who enroll in the program. All students who enroll in our theatre company are cast in the production. 

 

The Children’s Theatre Company performs two 70-minute junior shows every year. These shows are presented at the King Opera House in Van Buren with full sets, lights, costumes, and more; all of which give the show a true professional look for these young actors!

For the spring, the Children's Theatre Company presents Madagascar The Musical Adventure JR!

Grades 7-12

Our Youth Theatre Company is open to students in grades 7-12. Students do not need previous experience in order to participate in our theatre program. All students who enroll in our theatre company are cast in the production. 

The Youth Theatre Company performs full-length productions during the school year that range from classical musicals like Rodgers & Hammerstein to more contemporary shows. Performances are held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Smith with full sets, lights, costumes, and everything else to give the production a true professional look. 

For Spring '22, the Youth Theatre Company presents Disney's The Little Mermaid!

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Dramatic Arts

Grades 3-8

The Centerstage Theatre Company is open to students in grades 3-8. No previous experience is required to sign up for this company. Enrollment is open to the first 25 students who sign up.

The focus of the Centerstage Theatre Company is acting. We perform plays that will strengthen the students acting abilities. The play will be performed in the St. Boniface Auditorium

For Spring of 2022 the Centerstage Theatre Company presents Charlotte's Web!

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Grades 3-12

Community School of the Arts offers acting classes that are perfect for honing your student's skills. Our faculty have real-world experience that they are able to bring directly into the classroom! 

For Spring '22 CSA is offering Introduction to Acting, Who's Line: Improv for Young Actors, and Homeschool Drama!

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Audition Prep

Grades 3-12

Our Audition Prep Classes are designed to ready students for their auditions for our Stars On Stage productions with the added benefits of receiving scripts and learning audition cuts ahead of time!

Students finish the class with practice auditions in front of the actual CSA production team who provide constructive feedback to ensure every student feels as prepared as possible before their actual audition for the show!

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Grades 10-12

In this class students will learn what colleges look for when selecting students for their programs and how to pick material. Each student will work on their repertoire with faculty members one-on-one and will go through a college audition dance call. This is an opportunity for students to receive feedback on their auditions from professionals and gain insight to the college audition process.

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Meet Our Instructors!

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Shannon Stoddard

Director of Theatre, Acting
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Cody Walls

Music Direction, Direction, Acting
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Dylan Blackwood

Choreography, Direction, Acting
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Sheila Mann

Music Direction