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Previous Productions

2019

Honk! Jr

Footloose

2018

The Wizard of Oz

2017 

Legally Blonde 

Bugsy Malone


2016 
Fame
The Wind in the Willows
Murder Mystery (Devised Film Project)

2015 
The Addams Family
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
CSTA Kids/Junior Showcase

2014 
The Jungle Book
Inters and Seniors Showcase
Annie Jr
CSTA Kids/Juniors Showcase
13: The Musical (Inters)
Rent (Seniors and 18-25's)

2013 
Inters and Seniors Drama Festival
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Les Misérables School Edition

2012 
Footloose
Cowboys & Aliens

2011 
Christmas Performance in the Market Place, Derby
Sweet Charity
Central Park

2010 
The Seven Ages of Man - 15th Anniversary concert
Honk Jnr
You Can't stop the beat - Variety Show
Jack & the Beanstalk

2009 
Oliver
You Can't Stop the beat - Concert
Here comes the sun - Concert
The Aristocats
Into the Woods

2008 
Magic of the Musicals Concert
Copacabana
High School Musical
Now That's What I Call Entertainment revue

2007 
We Will Rock You
Come to the Cabaret Concert (Mickleover students),
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾
Godspell
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
Performance at the Derby Amateur Theatre Awards

2006 
Fame: The Musical
Disney's The Jungle Book
Come to the Cabaret Concert (Chellaston students)


2005 
Les Miserables School Edition
10 Year Anniversary Concert
Our Day Out

2004 
Little Shop Of Horrors
The Wizard Of Oz
Musicality Concert

2003 
Honk!
Jesus Christ Superstar
Sunday Night at the…Guildhall Concert
Sunday Night At The…Palace Concert

2002 
Annie
Fame
The Queen's Jubilee Concert (Pride Park, Derby)

2001 
Showcase Concert
Aladdin

2000 
Godspell
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Jack & The Beanstalk

1999 
Showcase Concert
Cinderella

1998 
The King & I

1997 
The Sound Of Music
Showcase Concert

1996 
Robin, Prince Of Sherwood

1995 
Showcase concert

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Being in a CSTA Production

From a students' perspective, rehearsing for a production can be hard work. There's no easy way, no short cuts, but preparation is key. Therefore, if you/your child is involved in a CSTA production, it is important to know how we rehearse for our productions so there are no hidden surprises!

The Cast/Rehearsals
Our productions normally involve one or two casts, divided as follows:

  • One cast - students of the same age from both centres

  • Two casts - students from the same centre regardless of age

 

Where one cast is involved, we will expect students from both centres to attend the other centre for rehearsals without additional charges from time to time. Based on the size of the part or the involvement required this can differ.

Where two casts are involved, it is very rare we will ask students from both centres to attend the other centre unless it is for a specific reason.

Auditions/Casting
All main parts are given out through the process of audition. Audition materials, preparation and guidance are given prior to auditions as much as possible. We do not audition our chorus/ensemble.

All students will be asked to fill in a consent form signed by parents (if under 16) detailing whether they are able or not to be in the production, when they are available for rehearsal and (if auditioning) which parts students would like to audition for.

Our auditions are relaxed and as stress-free as possible. We want students to do their best. Feedback is not normally given out to unsuccessful students on an individual basis, but we normally email out some general comments. The three most common reasons a student did not get a part is that they either did not know the words to the dialogue / song or they did not understand the character or what they thought they were perceiving did not come across in the audition. This is where parents can get involved: rehearse your child's audition at home before they audition for us!

Performance Fees
Performance fees help fund productions. They range between £10.00 - £20.00 per student. Performance fees help to cover the show costs. This includes theatre hire, costume hire, lighting/sound expenses, musicians, props, scenery, special effects, projection designs, wigs, make-up... the list is endless!

Your child's Involvement 
We try where possible to involve all students as much as possible. The level of this depends on ability and attendance. We can only develop students' stills if they practice at home and regularly attend.

Parents' Involvement
We also needs parents to get involved too! This could be by:

  • Publicising shows whenever and wherever possible

  • Helping with making costumes, scenery or props

  • Helping front of house or backstage, either with shifting scenery or chaperoning (DBS/Chaperone licence required)

  • Encouraging your child and supporting them by enabling they practice regularly at home.