2025 Adult Operetta - Mary Poppins!
 
Mary Poppins
 
 
On Monday July 22nd, the CSA will be holding auditions for Mary Poppins from 1-3pm in the Meeting House. This will be the adult operetta for the summer of 2025. Performance dates are July 18th and 19th.
 
Even if you’re not totally sure you can commit to next summer feel free to come and audition. You can perform a song of your choice for the audition or we will provide one from Mary Poppins. We will also be reading parts from the script. 3rd grade and up.

♬Music is in the woods♬
 
New Third Coast
 
On Saturday, July 13 at 6:30pm the Dutton Family Concert will bring the New Third Coast, a very talented power folk trio to the CSA ballfield for an evening of fun and great music. We invite you to bring an evening picnic and your whole family to this casual-in-the-extreme time together! There will be dancing, singing along, and limerick writing happening along with tunes from the 60s to the present day. You won't want to miss this new classic activity!
 
The Burrows-Getz Concert will bring pianist Hyemin Kim and the Kodak string quartet to the Meeting House on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30pm. We can expect to hear some beautiful piano quintet repertoire as well as some solo piano pieces. All of these wonderful musicians are in residence at the Interlochen summer music camp. So, you can expect a very high level of music-making!
 
Saturday, August 3 at 7:30pm in the Meeting House our very own Katherine Barbour will present a full-length vocal recital for the Armstrong Concert. She will be joined on the piano by Cody Michael Bradley, who is the Assistant Conductor of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and also is a busy collaborative pianist. Katherine was the Beauty in our production of Beauty and Beast and is currently working on her Master of Music degree in vocal performance at Indiana University, which is noted for its outstanding vocal and opera programs.

SOS SAVE THE PLANET is scheduled to be presented on the CSA Stage July 20, 2024 at 7:30pm at the CSA Meeting House.

Travel with Mother Nature and her band of characters as they magically visit locations around the planet on their way to the Summer Summit at Crystal Mountain. Their efforts might be thwarted by the Energy Vampires, but Mother Nature and company are a determined group.

Children entering 1st grade through 8th grade are invited to participate in the 2024 CSA Children’s Operetta:

  • First rehearsal and auditions will be held on Monday, July 8th at 1:00pm in the Meeting House.
  • Those entering 3rd grade and above will have an opportunity to audition for speaking/singing parts. All children will be cast in the show.
  • Save yourself some time and pre-register your performer(s) here. Pre-registration will close Sunday, July 7th at 7pm and you will then need to register your performer(s) at the first rehearsal on Monday, July 8th.

Parents/Caregivers are requested to accompany their children to the first rehearsal and attend a brief informational meeting. We’ll share the performance timeline and provide an opportunity for you to volunteer – we need you!

We look forward to sharing another phenomenal musical theatre experience with your children!

Production Group: Judy Rodes, Director; Marilyn Winter, Musical Director; Megan Carrella, Producer/Carrie Aldrich, Producer; Vickie Slater, Choreographer

BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES!

Monday, July 29th, of this year is the first day of rehearsals for this summer’s adult operetta BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES (And back again!) which will be a selection of songs from Broadway and movie musicals. Performance dates are August 9th and 10th. If you have a particular song you’d like to perform, please come prepared to audition with it on the first day. There will also be several group numbers if you prefer to just be part of the ensemble. 3rd grade and up.

Performance Dates: August 9th and 10th at 7:30pm at the CSA Meeting House

Audition Date: Monday July 29th at 11:00am at the Meeting House

This year’s musical production will potentionally feature songs from Broadway favorites like:

 Les Mis  Grease
 Little Shop of Horrors  La La Land
 Into the Woods  Pitch Perfect
 West Side Story  High School Musical
 Moulin Rouge  Barbie
 Mamma Mia  The Greatest Showman
 A Chorus Line  My Fair Lady
 Sweeney Todd  Sound of Music 
 

Children in grades 3 and up, middle and high school students and adults of all ages are invited to participate. 

Our Team: Director & Producer - Greg Abbey; Musical Directors – Marilyn Winter and Shannon Wise; Choreographer – Vickie Slater

We are seeking volunteers to help with costuming, set construction, assistant director, stage management, ushers and the cast party. If you are interested in helping out with the production, being a part of the cast, or have any questions, please contact Greg Abbey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.