UpBeat! Musical Theatre Troupe

CFCArts’ UpBeat! Theatre Troupe is a performance group for teen and young adult exceptional learners. UpBeat! produces multiple performances each year, including both plays and musicals. UpBeat! is open to actors with a variety of exceptionalities, including (but not limited to) autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD.
Through the UpBeat! program, actors will have the opportunity to attend virtual or in-person small and full group rehearsals. Individual rehearsals (one-on-one) will also be available upon request.
 

UpBeat! Presents The Greatest Show
Revue of the biggest movie musical hits of the past 15 years!

This season, UpBeat! is proud to present, The Greatest Show! This musical theater style revue will feature performers of all ages and abilities presenting excerpts from some of the biggest movie musical hits of the past 15 years. From High School Musical to the Greatest Showman, this mixed media showcase will offer all students a chance to shine through singing, dancing, and acting in short films and live performances!

Performances: Saturday, June 11 at 5pm AND Sunday, June 12 at 3pm in the CFCArts Black Box Theatre (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)
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UpBeat! Virtual Rehearsal Schedule (Short Film Option)

  • Time: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
  • Season: February 7 – May 23
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Filming Time Frame: Students will be filmed individually by appointment via Zoom May 9-22.
  • Premiere: Short films will be premiered as part of the LIVE showcase on June 11-12. 

UpBeat! In Person Rehearsal Schedule (Live Performance)

  • Time: Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm
  • Season: February 10 – June 12
  • Location: CFCArts Black Box (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)
  • Tech Rehearsals:
    • Thursday, June 2 (6:00-8:00pm)
    • Wednesday, June 8 (6:00-8:00pm)
    • Thursday, June 9 (6:00-8:00pm)
    • Friday, June 10 (6:00-8:00pm)
  • Tuition for the UpBeat! program is $125 per production.
  • Returning performers will be automatically registered!
  • New performers will be contacted to schedule a brief video interview with a CFCArts staff member, so that we can get to know you! If the performer lives with a parent or guardian, both the performer and a parent or guardian should be present. If the performer lives independently, a parent or guardian does not need to be present.
  • If you need financial assistance, please click here!
  • Are you a member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (DSACF)? Please email school@cfcarts.com for information on a full scholarship from DSACF!
  • If you have any additional questions, please email school@cfcarts.com.

Click Here to Register for UpBeat! VIRTUAL (Short Film Option)

Click Here to Register for the UpBeat! In Person Class (Live Performance)

UpBeat! Jr. Company

CFCArts’ UpBeat! Jr. Company is a musical theater class for youth grades 3-8 with Down syndrome, autism, and other varying abilities. This course is taught by a board certified music therapist providing integrated music interventions to support student development in addition to preparing a theatrical performance.

Performances: Saturday, June 11 at 5pm AND Sunday, June 12 at 3pm in the CFCArts Black Box Theatre (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)

  • Time: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm
  • Season: February 8 – June 12
  • Location: CFCArts Black Box (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)
  • Tech Rehearsals:
    • Thursday, June 9 (6:00-8:00pm)
    • Friday, June 10 (6:00-8:00pm)
  • Tuition for the UpBeat program is $125 per production.
  • Returning performers will be automatically registered!
  • New performers will be contacted to fill out a new member application.
  • If you need financial assistance, please click here!
  • Are you a member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (DSACF)? Please email school@cfcarts.com for information on a full scholarship from DSACF!
  • If you have any additional questions, please email school@cfcarts.com.

Click Here to Register for UpBeat! Jr. Company

Not quite ready to join but have some questions about the program or how to get involved? Just ask! Contact our office at 407-937-1800 x 703, or email us at school@cfcarts.com.

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