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CSA Presents Musical Comedies and Announces Auditions

Sixty student actors in Tampa Bay will perform in How to Eat Like a Child and Yo, Vikings! through Corbett Prep’s Community School of the Arts.

Set construction is underway for the Community School of the Arts productions.

Set construction is underway for the Community School of the Arts productions.

Jan. 14, 2016 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Two Community School of the Arts (CSA) musicals featuring three talented casts will take audiences on a humorous and heartfelt tour of childhood this month.

Sixty students in first through eighth grade will appear in How to Eat Like a Child and Yo, Vikings! on Jan. 23 and 24 at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS in North Tampa. The casts draw from schools across the Tampa Bay area, with about 30 students in grades 1 through 4 appearing in How to Eat Like a Child. Two casts will alternate in performances of Yo, Vikings!, which showcases students in grades 5 through 8.

CSA started in 2002 to provide an outlet for creative expression. Classes, for everyone from prekindergarten-aged students through adults, are offered in visual art, instrumental and vocal music, drama, dance and musical theater. CSA classes take place at Corbett Prep but are open to the entire community and include individual and group lessons, innovative seminars and numerous performing opportunities.

The upcoming musical comedies are family friendly and fast paced. How to Eat Like a Child lets children become the teachers, with hilarious lessons on subjects such as how to beg for a dog, how to bother your sister and how to act after your parents send you to your room. Yo, Vikings! brings Vikings of history into present day in a heartwarming story about a 10-year-old with an active imagination on a quest for adventure.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and all performances take place in the Corbett Prep Farish Center. Please call Corbett Prep at (813) 961-3087 for details. The dates and times are as follows:

How to Eat Like a Child

  • 11 a.m. Jan. 23
  • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23
  • 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24

Yo, Vikings! (two casts alternate)

  • 2 p.m. Jan. 23
  • 8 p.m. Jan. 23
  • 2 p.m. Jan. 24
  • 8 p.m. Jan. 24

Directed by Julie Nelson and Seth Travaglino, with musical direction by Jeremy Silverman, the separate shows and casts provide opportunities for students with a wide variety of ages and abilities to shine on stage. Community School of the Arts will present its high school performers in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on May 19-22. Any students in grades 9 through 12 interested in trying out for Beauty and the Beast may schedule an audition for Feb. 1. For more information, please email director Seth Travaglino at stravaglino@corbettprep.com.

Community School of the Arts at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS has programs ranging from guided exploration for young children, traditional classes and lessons in music, visual arts, dance and theatre, innovative seminars and numerous performing opportunities. 

 


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Founded in 1968, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS (formerly Independent Day School - Corbett Campus) is a fully accredited, nonsectarian private school located in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood. The school serves over 500 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and offers the International Baccalaureate program of study for all students. Teachers are endorsed in gifted education through a master’s level grant with the University of South Florida College of Education. Corbett Prep balances a dynamic, nurturing and safe learning environment with high standards and high expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Corbett Prep has become recognized as an exemplary school with over 7,000 visitors observing and learning from Corbett Prep teachers. For more information, visit www.corbettprep.com or contact the Admissions Office at (813) 961-3087.