Fall Drama Classes
From Tammie Butt:
* This year, I am pleased to announce that we have 2 new directors with CCT. Rachel Peatross will be directing the older 13 & Up class and Hannah Simmons will be directing the younger 8-12 class. Although they are new to directing for CCT, they are not new to CCT. Rachel has been with us from the beginning, and has worked hard in many capacities throughout our previous seasons. She is a passionate about young people and passionate about the gospel. Hannah came to us last year, and is supremely qualified to direct for us. She has tremendous experience and shares our passion for excellent theatre with a gospel message. Both ladies are huge assets to us, and part of the vision the Lord has given me to expand CCT in the Charlotte area. I am very excited for your children to be served and taught by these amazing ladies!
* I will be serving as Artistic Director and will continue to be involved and active with CCT. We are pursuing non-profit status and will be moving forward with some new things as the Lord continues to open doors. Our hope is that we will shortly be able to offer additional classes in different parts of Charlotte, and we are planning to start Huntersville Community Theatre in the next 18-24 months, Lord willing. More on this later.
* As you know, last season we experimented with holding the older class in the fall and the younger class in the spring. Each class only met for one semester. For many reasons, we are going back to the full school year season; primarily because I feel like one of the main purposes of CCT wasn't served in this shorter time frame. My goal from the beginning has been to build into the lives of the students and to help strengthen their faith. This takes time, time for devotions and interaction and discussion. With our shorter term, we found it impossible to do much other than get the show ready. The time together became all about the show, and this left me feeling like we were missing something. The return to the original season will allow for these times of building and sharing and more time for teaching acting and working on vocal skills and choreography.
Because we are increasing the class time/duration of the classes, we will go back to the tuition from the previous year as follows:
Registration (no change) $25/student $50 max per family
Costume/script fees (no change) $50/student
Tuition One student $360
Two students $675
Three students $900
Four students $1125
Just for your information, each student in the 8-12 class will participate in 90+ hours of class instruction and rehearsal time. Each 13 & Up student will have 108+ hours.
I hope this information is helpful and we look forward to working with your amazing students this season. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there are any questions or concerns.