Final Virtual Summer Theatre July 25th at 7:00pm

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre will present a final evening of Virtual Summer Theatre Concerts on Saturday July 25th at 7:00pm. The event will live stream on Central Piedmont Arts Facebook page and on the YouTube channel Central Piedmont Theatre Summer Theatre All-stars and the stars of tomorrow will be performing the Best of Broadway during the evening.  We have special guests from our alumni over the years who have gone on from Summer Theatre to appear on Broadway, in national tours, television and film in such shows as Wicked, Jersey Boys, Beautiful, Waitress, Once, Bandstand and many more. Joining our alumni will be current students honing their skills as they to prepare to hit the boards across the world.

Join us for an exciting evening of song that will also include a look backstage with the creative teams that will bring you Something Rotten in Summer 2021. Set your calendars now for July 25th when the Summer Theatre stars will come out.

For more information visit Central Piedmont Arts on Facebook, or All Virtual Summer Theatre concerts are FREE!

Second Virtual Summer Theatre Event Saturday June 27th at 7:00pm

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre will hold a second virtual concert on Saturday June 27th at 7:00pm on Facebook Live at Central Piedmont Arts and on the Central Piedmont Theatre YouTube channel with a presentation of the play Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is the most famous private detective in the world and Central Piedmont Summer Theatre is excited to bring this wonderful adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous stories. With a cast of students from the Central Piedmont Drama Department and alums,  this promises to be an evening of exciting Live theatre.  “Elementary, my dear Watson” becomes the cry of a new age with this live streaming theatrical event.

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Central Piedmont Summer Theatre 2020 Postponed Until 2021

Dear Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Patrons,

Thank you for your continued support of our summer theatre program. Without you and your loyalty we would not have a program year after year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in various social distancing and stay-at-home orders and recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Theatre season. This decision was made with heavy hearts as we put the health of our staff, students, patrons, and community first. We are happy to report that after working with show licensing agencies we will be able to perform the original slate of 2020 Summer Theatre season shows at a later point in time. Stay tuned for more information. For now, we will be taking a Central Piedmont Summer Theatre gap year.

As we adjust to our new way of life, we hope to bring you some virtual theatre offerings while you remain in your homes. With much uncertainty surrounding in-person, group gatherings, we will continue to make updates as needed. Please stay up to date by following us on our communications channels, including our blog, Facebook page, Instagram account, the State of the Arts newsletter, and on the Tix website.

For current Central Piedmont Summer Theatre subscribers, the Box Office will be contacting you through email about your purchased subscription. Should you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

We look forward to when we can meet again,

The Central Piedmont Performing Arts Team


Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Announces Casts for our 47th Season

Music Man
Harold Hill Tommy Foster
Marian Paroo Karley Kornegay
Mrs. Paroo Allison Rhinehardt
Mayor Shinn Hank West
Tommy Djilas Elijah Koch
Eulalie Shinn Pam Wheeler
Wintrhop Paroo Copeland Smith
Zaneeta Shinn Katie Schultz
Amaryllis Maggie Bailey
Marcellus Washburn Johnny Hohenstein
Ethel Toffleimier Logan Cosper
Charile Cowell Tom Ollis
Ewart Dunlop Steve Martin
Oliver Hix James K Flynn
Jacey Squires Steve Young
Olin Britt Andrew Williams
Gracie Shinn Annabelle Lamm
Alma Hix Jerilyn McDonald
Maude Dunlop Tiffany Perry
Constable Locke Larry Wu
Mrs. Squires Patricia Folsom
Ensemble Male Brian Holloway
Ensemble Female Caryn Crye
Ensemble Female Quincey Stanford
Teen Girl Morgan Wakefield
Teen Girl Sophie Lamm
Teen Girl Sophie Hardy
Teen Girl Lela Wu
Teen Girl Elena Doyno
Teen Girl Emma Metzger
Teen Boy Treston Henderson
Teen Boy Griffin Digsby
Teen Boy William McGinnis
Teen Boy Rixey Terry
Teen Boy Andrew Sickles
Teen Boy Tony Richardson
Little Girl Molly Barberry
Little Girl Jillian Zulueta
Little Boy Joey Rising
Little Boy Will Bundon
Rev. Shawn Moore Beau Stroup
Vi Moore Tiffaney Perry
Ren McCormack Rixey Terry
Ariel Moore Karley Kornegay
Lyle Herbert White
Wendy Jo Sophie Lanser
Lulu Warnicker/Irene Vanessa Davis
Travis/Ensemble Male Tony Richardson
Garvin/Ensemble Male Griffin Digsby
Ethel McCormack Lyndsey Schroeder
Urleen Sophie Hardy
Principal Clark/Saloon Keeper Jerilyn McDonald
Rusty Elena Doyno
Cowboy Bob/Bickle/Ensemble William McGinnis
Chuck Cranston Christopher Bernard
Coach Dunbar Tom Ollis
Wes Warnicker/Country Fiddler Ryan Dunn
Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast Pam Wheeler
Willard Hewitt Treston Henderson
Cop/Jeter/Ensemble Male Andrew Sickles
Ensemble Female  Olivia Aldridge
Ensemble Female  Parker Stelmack – Dance Captain
Ensemble Male Ryan Kapur
Ensemble Female Abigail Hackenberg
Ensemble Male Elijah Koch
Ensemble Female  Rachel Peterson
Ensemble Female Sophie Lamm
Holmes Tommy Foster
Watson Tom Ollis
Actor 1 Matthew Howie
Actor 2 Peter Finnagan
Actress 1 Lisa Schaker
Something Rotten
Nick Bottom J. Michael Beech
Nigel Bottom Rixie Terry
Shakespeare Treston Henderson
Bea Elena Doyno
Portia Karley Kornegay
Jeremiah Beau Stroup
Shylock Hank West
Nostradamus Kevin Roberge
Lord Clapham/Justice Craig Estep
Minstrel/Ensemble Tony Richardson
Ensemble Male #1 Andrew Sickles
Ensemble Male #2 Dash Pledger
Ensemble Male #3 Elijah Koch
Ensemble Male #4 Griffin Digsby
Ensemble Male #5 Caleb Moody
Ensemble Male #6 Craig Allen
Ensemble Male #7 Herbert White
Ensemble Male #8 Ryan Kapur
Ensemble Male #9 Seth Duncan
Ensemble Female #1 Sophie Hardy
Ensemble Female #2 Lela Wu
Ensemble Female #3 Lauren Morris
Ensemble Female #4 Emma Metzger
Ensemble Female #5 Abiagail Hackenberg
Ensemble Female #6 Sophie Lamm
Peter Pan Jr.
Peter Pan Rixey Terry
Wendy Karley Kornegay
John Donovan Abeshaus
Liza/Cecco Caitlin O’Hagan
Michael Will Bundon
Nana/Crocodile Julio Hernandez
Mr Darling/Hook Treston Henderson
Mrs Darling/Tiger Lily Elena Doyno
Slightly Copeland Smith
Curley Kodi Yara
Twin #1 Riley Smith
Twin#2 Aidan Melton
Tootles Luke McCammon
Noodler Aidan McIntosh
Jukes Michael Meres
Starkey Layne Harder
Small Brave Girl Nohla McCloskey
Brave Girl#1 Eva Rose Cole
Brave Girl #2 Riley Schauer
Brave Gitl #3 Tate Clemons
Brave Girl #4 Olivia Aldridge

Congratulations to all who will be appearing in Summer Theatre 2020. Thanks to all who auditioned this season. The talent displayed made our choices difficult. We hope to see all of you at future auditions.

Central Piedmont Summer Theatre Announces Auditions for Summer 2020

Summer Theatre 2020 Audition Info

Season 2020 will present

CPCC Summer Theatre will hold auditions for actors, technicians and interns for the summer 2020 Season on Saturday February 15th from 9:00am to 4:00pm by appointment only. Actors and Interns from 14 to 60+ are needed for a season of 5 shows. A separate audition will be held for performers under 13 to 7 on March 9 or 10 at 7:00pm in Tate Hall. No appointment necessary for Kid’s audition.

Technical positions in stage carpentry, stage management, scenic painting, props construction, lighting, wardrobe, running crew and costuming are available.  Interviews for tech positions will be held starting at 11:00am on February 15th. Technicians sign up upon arrival.

Call 704-330-6835 to make an appointment starting Feb 1st.

Technicians need to bring portfolios and resumes for interviews. Headshots and resumes for actors preferred. Roles are available in all shows. Prepare a song and monologue. No more than 90 seconds for both. 16 bars of music preferred. Be prepared to dance at separate dance call. An accompanist will be provided. No tapes or CD accompaniment allowed. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to be here at least half the day for monologue, song and dance auditions.

The first show of the season will start rehearsal starting on April 19th. Normal rehearsal pattern is Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and  in the evenings Monday – Thursday from 7:00pm to 9:30pm until opening. The second musical rehearses day times 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Friday starting June 1st until opening. The mystery and the kid’s show rehearse daytimes 9:30a to 4:30p Monday – Saturday starting June 15th until opening. The final musical rehearses Monday – Fridayy 1:00pm to 4:30pm and 6:00pm to 9:30pm starting June 29th until opening.

We are looking for actors to appear in the entire season as well as performers for single shows. You must be available for day time rehearsal to work in all shows except The Music ManThe performance season runs from May 25th to July 25th for actors. Technicians must be available starting May 18th thru July 26th.  For further info on the Intern program please visit our website at Intern schedules may vary.

Payment for roles varies according to the size and number of roles played during the season. Housing stipends are provided for actors and technicians outside the 10 county Metrolina area who are hired on a seasonal contract. College credit is available for those who qualify. Internships are non-paying.

CP Summer Theatre is a non-Equity summer stock company presenting a season of musicals and comedies/mysteries  to the Metrolina area. 2020 will mark the 47th anniversary of the company. Visit our website at for more info about the program. Follow us on Facebook at

Central Piedmont State of the Arts January 2020

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Cast of Chess the Musical

Central Piedmont Theatre is happy to announce the cast of Chess the Musical.

Patrick Stepp Freddy
Iris Dewitt Florence
J. Michael Beech Anatoly
Brian Holloway Walter
Matt Corbett Molokov
Rick Hammond Arbiter
Kristin Sakamoto Svetlana
Jacob Felpausch Ensemble Male
Tyler Hughes Ensemble Male
Joey Moray Ensemble Male
Bryce Mac Ensemble Male
Spencer Ellis Ensemble Male
Andrew Williams Ensemble Male
Jack Stanford Ensemble Male
Andrew Sickles Ensemble Male
Griffin Digsby Ensemble Male
Karl Servian Ensemble Male
Caleb Smith Ensemble Male
Hannah Risser Ensemble Female
Hannah Snyder Ensemble Female
Waverly Speranza Ensemble Female
Emma Joles Ensemble Female
Cordia Jones Ensemble Female
Katie Schultz Ensemble Female
Logan Cosper Ensemble Female
Noemi Rabinowitz Ensemble Female
Quincey Stanford Ensemble Female
Morgan Wakefield Ensemble Female
Lauren Wilson Ensemble Female

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. Chess the Musical will open February 14th at 7:30pm in the Halton Theatre. Get your tickets at the SunTrust box office 704-330-6534 or online at

Central Piedmont Auditions for Chess the Musical

Central Piedmont Theatre will hold auditions for Chess The Musical on December 2 & 3 at 7;00pm in Room 300 of the Overcash/Halton Building.


All roles are open. We are casting 10 women and 13 men ages 18 to 60+. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Age ranges are those of the character not necessarily those of the actor.

Auditions will consist of singing 16 to 32 bars of a Broadway show tune and a brief dance audition. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.


A first casting meeting will be held on Monday December 9th at 7:00pm in Room 300 of the Overcash/Halton building. Rehearsal will being on Jan. 2nd at 7:00pm.


Our normal rehearsal schedule is Sunday 2:00pm to 5:30pm and Monday – Thursday 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Performances run February 14 to 23.


You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition.  No appointment necessary. 

For more information visit Auditions link above ,  call Tom Hollis 704-330-6835 or email to

CP Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors


A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy has been produced worldwide to incredible success and will be a great addition to the Halloween season this year.

Get your tickets at the door, by calling the SunTrust box office 704-330-6534 or online at CP Student in FREE with valid ID! FAculty and Staff $10.00. FREE Parking!