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Theatre Arts at CCMS

Culver City Middle School has an incredible Theater Arts program available to 6th, 7th & 8th graders!  Starting the 2020-2021 school year there will be TWO opportunities for 6-8th grade students to take Theatre Arts as an elective, in addition to the FREE after school Performances program open to all students interested in performing in the school productions. Follow us on instagram (@culvercitymstheatre) or email Mrs. Balboa (kathleenbalboa@ccusd.org) for more information!

Theatre Arts Electives
The Theatre Arts electives are a great way to participate in theatre during the day! Whether you want to learn how to get out of your comfort zone and get comfortable speaking in front of a class, or you want to challenge and refine your acting skills in preparation for auditions for AVPA at CCHS, another arts high school, or professional/community auditions, there's something for everyone! 
 
How to Join:
Exploration of Theatre Arts (Semester-long)
  • No prerequisites and ALL grades (6-8) can join!
  • Sign up on your course selection sheet or tell your counselor!
 
Advanced Theatre Arts (Year-long)
  • Audition required or a grade of a "B" or higher in Exploration of Theatre
  • ALL grades (6-8) eligible to join!
  • We are still accepting students of all grades for advanced theatre for 2020-2021! Auditions will be due by THURSDAY AUGUST 27TH 2020. The audition process has changed due to COVID-19 Concerns, please see complete information and list of requirements below. 
 
Auditioning for Advanced Theatre 2020-2021
 
***AUDITION LIVE ON ZOOM OR SUBMIT A SELF TAPE BY THURSDAY AUGUST 27TH***
 
There are a few spots left in the year-long advanced theatre elective for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to COVID safety concerns, auditions will be digital and you will get to choose whether you want to do a live zoom audition by appointment or submit a self tape audition. See the documents below for more information. 
 
 
 
 
 

Performances

The Performances program is primarily run after school with rehearsals twice a week and performances on weeknights and weekends. In this program students have the opportunity to perform in a play in the Fall and a musical production in the Spring semester. Students who prefer a role off of the stage also have the chance to participate in the productions through backstage crew work such as sets, props, costumes, hair, makeup and other technical theater roles. There are also leadership opportunities for student director roles in music, acting, and dance.
 
More info on how to audition for the Fall Play coming soon!
Digital Cabaret Spring 2020
 
Due to Coronavirus, our spring show Willy Wonka Jr. was canceled. In place, students came together digitally to put together a series of acts, forming the "Digital Cabaret" check out the padlet of their performances here
 

Enjoy some photos from our previous productions: 

The Music Man Jr. 

High School Musical Jr.
Hairspray Jr
 
 
 
Willy Wonka Jr. Student Production Team
 
Music Director:
Scarlett Cunningham-Young 
 
Choreography: 
Nazira Paul
 
Dance Captain:
Camilla Huntley
 
Stage Managers:
Ayla Moses & Eve Mott
 
Assistant Stage Managers:
Lena Hill & Ruby Brandenburg 
 
Hair Lead:
Hannah Yi
 
Makeup Lead:
Maliyah Washington
 
Costume Lead:
Alaina Haylock