Looking AHEAD —- Important dates to remember:
- Registration for Second Semester is now open.
Register online or call to reserve spring classes.
- Winter Recess– Monday, December 23-January 4, 2020.
We return Monday, January 6th.
- Bring a Friend to class week: December 9 to 14th.
Your child is welcome to bring a friend or friends to their class to join in the fun.
- Lucky Guy – A new musical February 6, 7, and 8th.
Call for ticket information.
- Reach for a Star Gala
Save the date! The Gala is March 7th.
This year our dynamic and versatile group of young performers will perform selections from their Tribute to the CTA 40th Anniversary Show! Musical selections include songs from MGM movies, Broadway, favorite holiday medleys, 60’s Rock & Roll, The Greatest Showman, and a High School Medley of favorites including songs from Grease, Hairspray and High School Musical. This troupe of students range in age from 8 to 15 and take multiple classes together.
*If you would like to book this performance company for an event — please call the CTA and ask for Billy Hartung.
CTA SHOWSTOPPERS Public performances ( they have many private events – but they are not open to the public)
Light up Night – Mt. Lebanon Thursday -November 21st 6:30pm
Galleria of Mt. Lebanon Sunday -November 24th 12:30pm & 1:30pm
South Pointe TOWN CENTER Thursday -December 12th 6pm and 7:30pm
Galleria of Mt. Lebanon Saturday -December 14th 12:30pm & 1:30pm
“Kid-focused training is at the heart of the Center for Theater Arts.” – KidsburghPgh
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CENTER FOR THEATER ARTS
Now in its 38th year, the Center for Theater Arts in the South Hills has a flexible performing arts curriculum of over 80 classes offered to kids from age 4 to 17. The Centers programs are designed specifically students and families who have very busy schedules.
DANCE classes include tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. ACTING classes include acting for the camera and improvisation, while the “Acting Playground” class explores how voice, body, emotions, and creativity are tools for the craft of acting. Classes in VOICE emphasize skill development and are intended for those students who wish to increase their mastery in this area. The Center’s vocal studies program is designed especially for developing young voices using Broadway repertoire. Our MUSICAL THEATER program provides students of all ages an opportunity to combine their love of singing, dancing and acting and prepare for a year end performance of a musical production.
“The school is about and for kids. Period. When they come through the door at our school, they can come to the center and be themselves,” says Billy Hartung, executive director. “It’s like they say, I have found my people. It’s not about perfection. It’s not about career training. It’s about artistic experiences and growth and celebration.”
Hartung, an alum of the school, went on to play Broadway and appear in film before returning to raise his family in Pittsburgh. He appreciates and supports the center’s nurturing environment.
“I’m not running a theater company. I’m operating a theater school,” he says. “And I think what we share with these kids every chance we get, is the character that you develop in yourself is more important to us than the character you’re playing.”
The kid-focused training is vital to our mission and help kids improve their self-image and self-confidence through artistic expression, he says.
Which brings us to the center’s Special Actors program, which boasts over 100 participants with special needs from age 9 to 86.
“We close our school on Fridays, and we open all the studios, and we have the same teachers and the same resources,” Hartung says. “And we have musical theater classes for children with special needs. Some of those kids have been here for 25 years.”
Thank you for the great coverage KidsburghPgh, KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh, and Kristine Sorensen! Look for us on the Official Pittsburgh Today Live! Enrollment is open now for summer camps and workshops — join us for our CTA summer series!
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