TheatreCHS needs your help! We have 150+ students who are eager to produce an ambitious lineup of plays and musicals. To do this, we need to raise $25,200. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to TheatreCHS Boosters, our 501c3 nonprofit organization!
Charlottesville High School is home to one of the more comprehensive and highly regarded public school drama programs in Virginia. We consistently place in the top three in statewide drama competitions.
Every year, our director David Becker offers eight courses in an array of dramatic arts -- including acting, directing, improvisation, musical theater and technical theater. As an outgrowth of this program, numerous students have gone on to pursue advanced studies in theater, cinema, technical theater, stage management, and lighting design at top institutions like VCU, Princeton, University of Virginia, Carnegie Mellon and The New School.
The CHS Theatre Department is student-centered, and we emphasize artistic collaboration and a disciplined work ethic. We continue to offer Charlottesville and our surrounding community high-quality theater productions.
Number of full productions per year: 5
Number of students served annually on stage and behind the scenes: 150-200
Number of audience members from school and community annually: 7,000
Productions: Failure a Love Story, She Kills Monsters, Pippin, The Music Man, The Addams Family, Dessert Theater
Classes: Intro to Theater, C’ville Players (I, II, III), Musical Theater Ensemble, Technical Theater (I,II,III Honors)
Other Offerings: Competition in Virginia Theater Association, Musical Theater Ensemble, Filmmaking, Student Directing, Morning Improv, Drama Field Trips
TheatreCHS is made possible by the contributions of our families, students and supporters. We cannot provide this enriching opportunity for our students and community without the generosity of donors like you!
TOTAL FUNDING NEEDED FOR THEATER PROGRAM: $30,000
2019-20 Total Charlottesville City Schools CHS Theater Contribution: $4,800
Total Amount Needed: $25,200
What your donations cover:
Performance Expenses: $8,000
Conferences and Competitions: $ 2,000
Additional Staff: $ 5,000
Technical Theater: $ 2,500
Field Trips: $ 3,000
Food: $ 2,500
Film Program: $ 1,200
Concessions: $ 1,000
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