Matching God Given Talents with Extraordinary Opportunities.

 The Circle School of the Arts is a specialized arts high school, grades 9-12, within Circle Christian School.

THEATRE ARTS

The Theatre Arts program at Circle School of the Arts is designed for young Christian artists who are serious about their craft.  Through challenging coursework and guidance from a faculty of Christian artist-educators, students develop their skills in all aspects of theatre. Each year, the program presents up to six productions, giving students a chance to explore a wide variety of repertoire and roles.

The Performance training is Stanislavsky and Meisner-based, providing students with the tools to explore the full potential of their own unique, God-given talents. Our Theatre Arts track also provides hands-on training through our Family Series in directing, stage management, choreography, set construction, props, sound, lights, and tech crew.

When students leave Circle, they have a broad range of experiences and are prepared for success in university and conservatory programs.

FACULTY

The faculty in the theatre program have years of experience as directors, designers, and professional actors. Collectively, the faculty has expertise in all styles and varieties of theatre from classical to musicals. Read theatre faculty biographies.

HOW TO APPLY

The admission process for Circle School of the Arts is as easy as 1-2-3-4:

STEP 1: Attend a Circle School of the Arts Information Meeting

  • 2017-18 Circle School of the Arts Info Meetings happening monthly. The meetings take place Wednesdays, January 25, February 22, March 29, and April 19 from 11:00am-12:00pm at Metro Church, Winter Springs Campus.
  • The staff will share vision, goals, and expectations of CSA students and their families. This is your chance to get to know us better, learn about the program, and ask any questions.
  • Info meetings should be attended by the applying student and at least one parent.
  • Have questions? Email Erin Theriault.

STEP 2: Complete an application

  • Available to currently enrolled Circle students: January 18, 2017 – March 31, 2017 and newly enrolled Circle students: February 1, 2017 – May 19, 2017
  • Download a Circle School of the Arts Application. All applications must be submitted by Friday, May 19, 2017.
  • If you have any issues submitting application materials, contact Erin Theriault.

STEP 3: Audition 2017-18

  • Audition Dates: Friday, February 24, 2017; Friday, March 17, 2017; and Friday, May 26, 2017
  • Start preparing for your audition now – review the audition procedures found here.

Circle School of the Arts Course Guide

Learn more about what is expected if you are accepted into Circle School of the Arts by reading the appropriate sections of the Upper School Course Guide that can be found on the Enrollment page.

Performance Opportunities

Performances give students a chance to apply techniques learned in the classroom. The theatre program presents a wide range of repertoire in multiple productions each year. Recent productions include:

2016-17:

      • The Snake in the Grass
      • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
      • Give My Regards to Broadway
      • Annie

2015-16:

      • The Marvelous Wonderettes Caps and Gowns ’58
      • Sasquatched! The Musical
      • The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of a Christmas Carol
      • Little Women
      • She Loves Me

2014-15:

      • I’m Just Wild About Harry
      • Through The Looking Glass
      • The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
      • Around The World In 80 Days
      • Calamity Jane

Arts Honor Diploma

Students who successfully complete a four year track will be eligible to receive an ARTS HONOR DIPLOMA distinguishing them and their time in high school as dedicated to a specific arts discipline. Having successfully completed four years of intensive study in a discipline and receiving an ARTS HONOR DIPLOMA will give the student a stronger advantage as they apply, audition, and compete for placement in universities and conservatories with other seniors graduating from public and private performing arts high schools.

College Matriculation

Experience in the Circle School of the Arts theatre program prepares students for successful auditions at leading theatre programs at the college and conservatory level. Recent graduates have been accepted and/or are attending the following schools:

      • Asbury University
      • CAP21
      • Denison University
      • Elon University
      • Florida State University
      • Hope College
      • North Carolina Wesleyan
      • NYU Steinhardt
      • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
      • Palm Beach Atlantic University
      • Point Park University
      • Seminole State College
      • Southeastern University
      • University of Central Florida
      • Valencia State College
      • Wheaton University

Student Honors and Awards

In 2013 and 2014, Circle Theatre Company was recognized as the BEST THEATRE GROUP by the Orlando A-List.

CSA students have been recognized as National Merit Finalist.

CSA students have received thousands in scholarship funds for their academic and artistic achievements. Sidney McCall (’14) was awarded The John and Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The 4-year scholarship included the complete cost of tuition, room, board, and books; and was valued at over $145,000.

CSA 2013 graduate named Florida’s 2013 Distinguished Young Woman (formerly America’s Junior Miss) and placed 2nd runner up in the 2013 National Distinguished Young Women program displaying her musical theatre talent.

CSA 2014 graduate named 1st runner up in Florida’s 2014 Distinguished Young Woman program.

CSA graduates have been accepted into world renown music programs, visual art programs, honor colleges, film programs, and WinShape Foundation leadership programs.

In June of 2014, Circle School of the Arts was featured on the national television’s PBS Artisodes.

Guest Artists

Master classes enhance the total education of CSA students. Students interact with leading professionals who share insight about acting, performance, and planning a career.

Venues and Facilities

The Orlando Repertory Edyth Bush Theatre. A 324 seat proscenium theatre with fly systems and an orchestra pit.

The Orlando Repertory Black Box Theatre. A small, intimate, thrust theatre.

“The Commons” at Metro. A multi-use facility that houses our theatre program, including classroom and rehearsal space. Our Family Series of shows are performed here.

Circle Theatre Company Website

Visit our Circle Theatre Company website to view the latest photos and videos; read our latest blogs; and learn more about upcoming shows and events.

Circle is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists to develop their God-given gifts and abilities while creating an innovative learning environment that transcends disciplinary boundaries including mentoring and leadership classes specially designed to prepare the young Christian artist to be a “light” in a dark world.  We believe not only in academic excellence in the arts; but also in traditional academic subjects to prepare our students to reach their full potential educational and artistic goals.