Musical theatre workshops and productions

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Create

We produce musical theatre workshops and productions that educate and entertain the community.

Produce

We create opportunities for young people to experience musical theatre through workshops and performance.

News

We award grants to artists and organizations that enhance the musical theatre community and other artistic venues.

Latest News

EDTA releases guide for reopening of school theatre programs!

There is a wonderful organization that I belong to, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA.)  It is an international non-profit group that shares information with teachers, directors and others ab

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Helpless, Satisfied and a Football Game?

I have a friend from Milwaukee, a mature, theatre-going woman, who just loves HAMILTON.  Before she saw the show live in Chicago, she downloaded and printed the lyrics to the show. She wanted to be f

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Pilot Productions of THE MYSTERY OF CUSTODIA

THE MYSTERY OF CUSTODIA – our new virtual, online musical is being tested….right now!  Several pilot productions of the show are being performed by middle schools throughout Illinois.   What’

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A New Musical in 5 weeks – WHAT???

The challenge was daunting.  How could we ever create a new musical in such a short time?  Musicals take years to create and develop, right?  And this one had to be all solos and monologues – how

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Black Lives DO Matter!

Dear friends, All of us at CPA Theatricals want to join our voices to those of the black community – and, indeed of all Americans of good will – in expressing our anger and our grief at the brutal

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Mystery of Custodia – Q&A

OK, time to divulge some details about our new project.  I thought it would be best to put it in a Q&A. How did you conceive the story? I did zoom interviews with a bunch of students of all ages,

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