Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical workshop at CTE like?
Check the Arts Festival, Showcase, Spotlight, Tech Theatre Workshop and Production Team pages for more information.
How can I help with my child’s CTE experience?
Parents are welcome to volunteer at the shows! You will receive an email from Sign-Up Genius outlining volunteer opportunities once our program gets started.
How are my CTE fees used?
Your fees are used to help pay for rental of our classroom space and performance facilities, rental of equipment such as lights and sound equipment, staff salaries, and insurance.
What is the schedule for the summer?
Our Calendar shows dates of workshops as well as dates and times of performances.
Can I video the show?
Photography of any kind is not allowed at the shows because this can distract the students and other members of the audience. We take photos during the workshops and at dress rehearsals which are then made available to participants via a Flickr website and are free to download from our website. Photos from prior to 2013 are archived on the website also. The Arts Festival show may be videoed by a professional company and DVDs made available for purchase. The Spotlight and Showcase productions will be videoed by a professional company if the video rights are available to us – often this is not the case.
What is the Arts Festival Showcase show?
Act One consists of a musical performed by Arts Festival students. Act Two consists of a musical performed by Showcase students. Some large group music numbers will also be included. All students perform in all 3 shows. The final matinee show on Saturday is followed by a celebratory cake!
What do the Arts Festival students wear for shows?
They wear the CTE shirt they received during the season and black pants or shorts. Sometimes parents will be asked to provide small props or costume pieces. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if this poses a hardship for your family as CTE has some scholarship dollars available.
What do the Showcase students wear for shows?
They will be fitted for costumes by our costumers. Often parents will be asked to provide base layers or specific shoes for their student to wear. Please contact email@example.com if this poses a hardship for your family as CTE has some scholarship dollars available.
What time should my student arrive for the evening show?
Usually students arrive a half hour before the show starts.