Theatre

Theatre Department

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  • Mission

The mission of the CCS Theatre Department is to engage the creation, fall, and redemption of God's world by analyzing, understanding, and then recreating human nature in a way that is perhaps impossible without theatre. We strive to stretch students personally and artistically; to comprehend the values of hard work, respect for other human beings, and reception to constructive criticism; and to learn how to use theatre for God's glory. We hope to educate and serve our community by telling compelling stories by way of personal artistic expression.
“The real beauty of theatre is that it is a collaboration of various art forms and the unique people God made us to be. In working toward a theatrical production, all of our abilities are actually enhanced by working together. It is always amazing to see God weave the students' gifts together to create a final work of art—unique and beautiful."
- Mary Catherine Schimpf, Theatre Director

Musical Information

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  • Fall 2019 Musical Info

    Fall 2019 Musical: TBA
    Chattanooga Christian School’s Theatre program offers the opportunity for Middle and Lower School students to audition for our Fall Musical. Students will learn and improve upon their acting, singing, and dancing skills in the context of preparing to perform this musical on stage for the CCS community in November. CCS Theatre Assistant Director Ellie Austin is the Director, Kara Riley is Music Director, Heath Austin is Technical Director, Jamison Shimmel is Production Manager, and CCS Seniors Gabriella Alvarez and Rileigh Timmerman are the Choreographers.

    Notes
    • Middle School students make up the majority of the cast.
    • Lower School students are invited to audition for roles that cannot be filled by our Middle School students, who will receive first priority. This is an excellent opportunity for young performers to learn alongside older students. The required rehearsal time will match the size of the roles.
    • Fall athletes are all invited to audition. Roles are limited to ensemble only.
    If You Would Like to Be Involved on a Crew
    Schedule
    September 3: Read-through (3:30–5:30 on stage)
    All are required to attend.
    September 4–October 3: Regular Rehearsals (Monday–Friday, 3:30–5:30 on stage)
    Schedule is determined by roles cast.
    October 9–November 1: Run-through Rehearsals (Monday–Friday, 3:30–5:30 on stage)
    ALL cast members are required to attend ALL rehearsals at this point.
    November 4–November 12: Dress Rehearsals
    3-hour rehearsals all days.

    Note: ALL cast members are required to attend ALL rehearsals.

    November 13, 15 & 16: Performances
  • Spring 2020 Musical Info

    Spring 2020 Musical: TBA
    Chattanooga Christian School’s Theatre program offers the opportunity for High School students to audition for our Spring Musical. Students learn and improve upon their acting, singing, and dancing skills in the context of preparing to perform this musical on stage for the CCS community in March. CCS Theatre Director, Mary Catherine Schimpf, is the Director and Choreographer, Kara Riley is Music Director, Ellie Austin is Assistant Director, Jamison Shimmel is Production Manager, David Macallister is Set Designer, and Heath Austin is Technical Director.

    Notes
    • High School students make up the majority of the cast.
    • Middle and Lower School students are invited to audition for roles that cannot be filled by our High School students. This is an excellent opportunity for young performers to learn alongside older students.
    • The required rehearsal times will match the size of the roles.
    • Fall athletes are all invited to audition. Roles will be limited to ensemble only.
    If You Would Like to Audition
    • Please fill out this form. (Form available soon.)
    • Please prepare for your audition with the materials found here. (Please click on the "Audition Central" tab.) (Info available soon.)
    If You Would Like to Be Involved on a Crew
    • Please fill out this form. (Form available soon.)
    Schedule: TBA
  • Musical FAQs

    Who can audition for the fall musical?
    Auditions are open to all Middle School students first. The roles we cannot fill with Middle School students will be open for Lower School students.

    Who can audition for the spring musical?
    Auditions are open to all High School students first. The roles we cannot fill with High School students will be open for Middle and Lower School students.

    Do I have to sing, dance and act during the audition?
    Yes! It's a musical! And it's fun!

    How can I prepare for my audition?
    • Come to our optional Audition Workshop.
    • Learn your song and scene well so you feel confident.
    • Warm up your bodies and mentally prepare for your audition. Auditions are like applying for a job; make a good impression!
    What are call-backs?
    They are NOT a list of people who have made the musical. Call-backs are to see things we didn't have a chance to see during auditions.

    Can fall athletes audition for the Middle School musical?
    Yes, but your role will be limited to ensemble only. You are expected to be in rehearsal any time between 3:30 and 5:30 on a weekday that you aren't at practice. You are required to attend all rehearsals beginning in October (or when your sports season ends).

    Please contact the Director with any other questions.