Youth Theatre Troupe

The Theatre Troupe is designed for performers who want to be a part of a full musical theatre production! Students in 3rd-12th grade may audition for this program, and the production is cast based on the needs of the show. The cast will have an intensive rehearsal process as they prepare for the show as well as learn skills they can use in a future musical theatre career. Directed by a talented team of theatre professionals, the performers will create a fully-produced Broadway style show, including costumes, sets, theatre lighting and sound.

The Theatre Troupe show for Spring 2018 is Disney’s The Little Mermaid

For information on how to purchase tickets and see the show, visit our event page!

Season Details

$200 per performer.  Scholarships are available!

Scholarships –

CFCArts offers scholarships to all members equally, on an “as requested” basis, and does not consider age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality or any other social demographic when determining a member for a scholarship. Apply now

Payment –

Once your student has been cast, tuition can be paid here.

Payment plans are also available and can be arranged after casting.

Auditions (Mandatory for participants)

  • BLOCK 1 – Friday, January 12, 5:30-8:30 PM
  • BLOCK 2 – Saturday, January 13, 9 AM-12 PM
  • BLOCK 3 – Saturday, January 13, 1-4 PM
  • BLOCK 4 – Saturday, January 13, 5-8 PM
  • CALLBACKS – Sunday, January 14, 1-4 PM

Info Night –

  • There will be an Info Night on January 22, 2018 from 6-8pm at Calvary Orlando (1199 Clay St, Winter Park, FL 32789).

Rehearsal Dates and Times* – Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park

* Some small group or individual Monday rehearsals will be scheduled from 5:30-8 PM in addition to the full cast rehearsals below. Schedule is subject to change.

  • Saturday, January 20, 10 AM-4 PM
  • Tuesday, January 23, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, January 25, 5:30-8 PM
  • Tuesday, January 30, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, February 1, 5:30-8 PM
  • Saturday, February 3, 10 AM-4 PM
  • Tuesday, February 6, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, February 8, 5:30-8 PM
  • Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, February 15, 5:30-8 PM
  • Saturday, February 17, 10 AM-4 PM
  • Tuesday, February 20, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, February 22, 5:30-8 PM
  • Tuesday, February 27, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, March 1, 5:30-8 PM
  • Saturday, March 3, 10 AM-4 PM
  • Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, March 8, 5:30-8 PM
  • Tuesday, March 13, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, March 15, 5:30-8 PM
  • No rehearsal Tuesday, March 20 – Spring Break, schools closed
  • No rehearsal Thursday, March 22 – Spring Break, schools closed
  • Tuesday, March 27, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, March 29, 5:30-8 PM
  • Tuesday, April 3, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, April 5, 5:30-8 PM
  • Saturday, April 7, 10 AM-4 PM
  • Tuesday, April 10, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, April 12, 5:30-8 PM
  • Saturday, April 14, 10 AM-4 PM
  • Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-8 PM
  • Thursday, April 19, 5:30-8 PM
  • Sunday, April 22, 1-5 PM

Tech/Dress Rehearsal Dates and Times – Location TBD

  • Monday, April 23 – Tech/partial dress rehearsal, 5-9 PM
  • Tuesday, April 24 – Tech/dress rehearsal, 5-9 PM
  • Wednesday, April 25 – Tech/dress rehearsal, 5-9:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 26 – Tech/dress rehearsal, 5-9:30 PM

Performance Dates and Times –  Location TBD

  • Friday, April 27, 7 PM (Call time 5 PM)
  • Saturday, April 28, 2 PM and 7 PM (Call time 12 PM)

Ariel – Zoe Satterwhite
Prince Eric – Logan Perrault
Ursula – Jordan Green
Sebastian – Malcolm Gibson
King Triton – Jackson Englund
Flounder – Matthew Moreno
Scuttle – Anthony Geluso
Grimsby – Mark Prosper
Flotsam – Ashton Flynn
Jetsam – Anya Flynn
Chef Louis, Sailor – Benny Englund
Aquata, Chef – Lexy Adams
Allana, Chef – Sophia Tefertiller
Andrina, Maid – Annalise Largaespada
Arista, Maid – Fatima Rhana
Atina, Can-Can Fish – Caelen Philips
Adella, Maid – Amanda Miller
Windward, Chef – Ansley Philips
Leeward, Chef – Anay Philips
Pilot, Chef – Joey Cartee
Sailor, Chef – Cole Simon
Sailor, Chef – Kyle Cartee
Jellyfish, Chef – Victoria Cartee
Sea Turtle, Princess – Kyleigh Charles
Manta Ray, Duchess – Sydney Gross
Starfish, Princess – Candice Thoresen
Starfish, Princess – Sofia Brady
Manta Ray, Princess – Kyra Martin
Clownfish, Princess – Hannah-Kate Garrett
Jellyfish, Maid – Allison Conners
Angelfish, Seagull – Sofia Hosaflook
Rainbow Fish, Can-Can Fish – Melinda Cheatham
Rainbow Fish, Can-Can Fish – Rylee Perrault
Sea Turtle, Can-Can Fish – Magen Geluso
Clownfish, Seagull – Aidan Mattson
Angelfish, Seagull – Cece Gutman


  • For new families – fill out an interest form, and our Youth Programs Administrator will contact you, talk you through process, and get your child set up for an audition.
  • For returning families – email to sign up for an audition time slot.
  • Do you have questions? Email or call 407-937-1800 Ext 719. We would love to have you join us!


Leah is honored to serve as Director of Education and Youth Programs at Central Florida Community Arts, and is overjoyed to direct her first production with CFCArts!  Prior to joining the CFCArts family in August 2017, Leah served as Director of Education at Gulfshore Playhouse (Naples, Florida) and Co-Founder and Managing and Outreach Director of Ave Maria Children’s Theatre (Ave Maria, Florida).  Additionally, Leah has worked in theatre education in a number of schools, camps, and non-profit organizations.  After spending her childhood in professional and children’s theatre, Leah received her training at Ohio Wesleyan University (Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education and Directing, Florida and Ohio Teaching License in Drama/Theatre, PreK-12), Cleveland Play House (Cleveland, Ohio – Education Apprentice), and Columbus Children’s Theatre (Columbus, Ohio – Education Intern, Teaching Artist).  Favorite directing credits to date include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Disney’s The Lion King Jr., and many more.

A recent transplant from The Big Apple, John is a professional live event host and actor.  He has been seen on stage and screen and has performed all over the world.  Some recent credits include Off-Broadway productions, Walt Disney World, and FX Television.  In his spare time, John enjoys working with and giving back to theatre communities to which he owes so much of his experience and training.  He joined CFCArts last season as Assistant Director of the production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. — Thrilled to be back with the kiddos!

Charles is excited to be joining the Children and Youth Arts staff at CFCArts this semester. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed roles both onstage and off. Some favorite roles include El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Smudge in Forever Plaid, baritone with the Voices of Liberty at the Candlelight Processional, and debuting new works by Adam Guettel, Stephen Schwartz, Sheldon Harnick, Marvin Hamlisch and the band Air Supply. Offstage, Charles has music directed many youth productions in New York and has written/composed Rob Ford: Rock Star (with two more musicals on the way). He can be found performing at numerous theme parks in the area, and original shows he has co-written/composed can be seen at The Holy Land Experience. While he equally loves performing and teaching, what is held highest above the rest is getting to journey through life with his wife and two boys.

Rishille made her stage debut at age 6 and has never turned back. She has performed extensively throughout Jamaica, the Caribbean, USA and Europe. As a principal actress and singer with the Ashe Ensemble, she performed for such distinguished patrons as Colin Powell and Maya Angelou and shared the vibrant culture of the Caribbean on such stages as the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, Howard University and Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.  Rishille received a Diploma in Theatre in Education at the Edna Manley College’s School of Drama, Kingston, Jamaica, and is a graduate of State University of New York, where she received a Bachelors of Science majoring in Theater. She has combined her theatrical and musical training to guide young talent and professionals as a voice and acting coach. Rishille is trained in Vocal Pedagogy through the Lovetri Voice Institute. After relocating to Central Florida, she recently joined Legacy! with Central Florida Community Arts and had her debut performance with CFCArts in their Christmas show Once Upon a December. She is thrilled to be working with the talented young people in CFCArts’ production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Erin Elizabeth Stillson, mezzo soprano, is a professional singer and actress. Originally from Florida, she has performed in Chicago, New York, and abroad. She holds a Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a dance minor from the University of Central Florida. Roles include Kathy Selden (Singin’ in the Rain), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Flora/Annina (La Traviata), Zaneeta (The Music Man), the title role in The Diary of Anne Frank, and a young Jackie Bouvier in Grey Gardens with the Sundance Theatre Laboratory Project at White Oak. She currently performs at Capone’s Dinner Show and is a professional chorister with the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and the Diocese of Orlando. She has taught voice, piano, and dance for the last ten years with Genius Music Academy, School of Arts at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and CFCArts, as well as privately.

Shelley is thrilled to be joining the Central Florida Community Arts team for a second season.  She is a recent transplant from Baltimore, Maryland, where she was a part of the 2007 corps of Teach for America and taught Drama, Choir, Public Speaking, English, and was a co-director of the Baltimore City College Drama Club.  Shelley has been singing, dancing, and acting since she was three, but enjoys being off-stage just as much as on-stage. She directed her first production at 16, completed a two-year stagehand apprenticeship in high school which earned her her IATSE union card at age 18, and co-founded Once Upon a Production (a youth summer theatre program) at age 19.  She has been involved in over 100 theatrical productions, with favorites including Grease (as Rizzo), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (as Sally), Angels in America (director), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (as Helena), and Into the Woods (scenic designer). Shelley earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware in 2007, where she double-majored in Music and Theatre Production with concentrations in vocal performance, directing, and scenic design.  She has a Master’s degree in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and currently teaches at Celebration High School.

Erika Robinson is a Central Florida Community Arts volunteer. Her first volunteer experience at CFCArts was for Leading Ladies: Showstoppers, performed by the CFCArts Women’s Ensemble, which was quite a treat, followed by Shrek the Musical performed by the Youth Theatre Troupe. Erika’s background is in Film/TV production and she holds a Master’s in CTV Directing, and has dabbled in writing, too (Key-Set PA for “Habeas Corpus” by Booker T. Mattison; writer and director for the short film “The Final Fall” by Erika N. Robinson.) Erika feels she has so much to learn and so much to give, and has recently have been looking for an arts community to become a part of – and now she believes she’s found it. “CFCArts, I hope you are ready for me, for I plan to be around for quite some time!”

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David is a Florida native, but a recent addition to the CFCArts family. He has a degree in Music Education from Jacksonville University. David has spent his working career as a producer and audio engineer for the NFL, ESPN, NBC, FOX and CBS. David says, “Nothing is more fun than last-second problem solving on shows, and being able to use my skills to help out a organization as strong as CFCArts is an exciting experience!”