Mar 19

Friends of Center for the Arts Fundraiser

From CFA family giving over the years, the Friends of CFA parent booster group has funded scholarships, equipment & learning opportunities. During March’s start to the Spring Showcase season, the FCFA is holding a Magic March campaign to raise the funds necessary to keep those initiatives going. Any amount is welcome and we’d love as many people from our students’ friends and family support network to participate.

To add motivation and excitement into the mix, we challenge each of the four disciplines’ supporters to demonstrate their enthusiasm for the CFA and the arts through their participation. The ‘Creative Four’ will compete on the percentage of students with supporters participating.  We’ll announce the winners the Monday after Spring Break, and will celebrate the winning discipline’s victory with an ice cream party during its CFA Seminar. So, please identify your student by name in a comment as you pledge so his or her discipline gets credit!!!

Here is the link and good luck!

Mar 19

Theatre Spring Showcase Tech Week & Show Schedules & Snacks/Meals

CFA Spring Showcase Rehearsal Information is listed below for ALL CFA THEATRE and CFA MUSICAL THEATRE students.  Parents and Students – please make note of these times.  Also – please remember that students are REQUIRED as per the CFA Handbook to attend these rehearsals.  All of these rehearsals and performances are part of the CFA curriculum and are GRADED events.  Students – it is EASY to get SUPER GREAT showcase grades if you show up for rehearsal on time, you are prepared, you have good attitudes and you are doing your best!


  • Students will report to their CFA classroom directly after school for attendance.  Your CFA teachers will then escort you to the Main Commons for the snacks.  DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN COMMONS UNLESS YOU ARE WITH YOUR CFA CLASS and TEACHER!
  • Students may NOT leave campus after school to get snacks.  We are responsible for you and we have to know where you are at ALL TIMES!  
  • Parents may NOT bring additional food after school during snack time/rehearsal.
  • Students – if you do not like/cannot eat the food that is provided, you may pack your own snack to eat after school.  Please pack something that non-perishable – such as peanut butter sandwich, granola or protein bars, fruit, etc.  REMEMBER – parents MAY NOT BRING any food to you at snack time/rehearsal.
  • Remember to thank the FCFA for doing this for you!


Monday, March 19 — Levels 1 & 2 4:00-7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 20 —  Levels 1& 3 4:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 21 – ALL Levels 4:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, March 22 — ALL Levels 4:00-9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 — 6:00 call and 7:30 Showcase Performance


April 16 (Mon.):               (School half day)

1:30-2:00 – Snacks provided by FCFA

2:30-3:30 – Scene work cue to cue

3:30-4:30 – Sing thru w/ band

4:30-6:00   Work Opening and Finale

April 17 (Tues.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 –Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 –  Notes

5:30-8:00 – Opening and ACT I

April 18 (Wed.):       

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 –Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 – Notes

5:30- 8:00 – ACT II and Finale

April 19 (Thurs.):

4:00-4:30 – Snacks provided by FCFA

4:30-5:00 – Notes, Microphones, Warmup

5:00-5:30 – Costumes/Hair/Makeup

5:30-9:00 – FULL RUN(s)

April 20 (Fri.):                                 6:00 Call

7:30 Show

April 21 (Sat.):                                6:00 Call

7:30 Show

ALL CALL (MT Levels 1,2,3,4) every day

Band Call 5:30       *(Monday call 3:30)



Feb 06

CFA Lead Musical Theatre Teacher William Dye Opens Va. Rep Show, Songs From the Soul

CFA lead musical theatre teacher Mr. William Dye wrote the book and directs Virginia Rep’s production of Songs from the Soul, which opened February 2 and runs through the 25th at the Willow Lawn Children’s Theatre.  Wonderful, high energy and informative show for all ages!

Link to Style Weekly Article


Feb 03

Audition Day February 3, 2018!

Audition Day February 3, 2018! We are thankful for a beautiful day, many wonderful students auditioning for our program, great CFA student volunteers, and our awesome director, teachers and guest adjudicators! Application status/acceptance will be posted online March 9, 2018.

Feb 01

CFA Auditions for 2018-2019 School Year are Saturday, February 3, 2018

We look forward to seeing applicants to the CFA program on Saturday, February 3,  2018 for their audition!  When applying online, each applicant selected from 1 of 4 audition time slots.   If you do not have your audition time,  please call the CFA office at 228-2718 before Friday at 4:30.    Please arrive for check in 15 mintues before the start of the audition.  Visual Arts check in will be in the art building at the front of the school.  Check in for Dance, Musical Theatre and Theatre will be in the Main Commons.  There will be plenty of student volunteers on hand to guide you to the right place.

Under the Future Students tab on the website, you will find the times, attire and audition requirements as well as some additional tips and words of encouragement from our CFA teachers.  Good luck to everyone!

Parents:  CFA’s booster organization, Friends of Center for the Arts, will hold parent information sessions on Saturday that you may attend while your student is auditioning.  In the past, parents have found these sessions to be very helpful and informative.



Jan 23

View CFA Fall 2017 Showcase Video with Student Interviews HERE!

Center for the Arts Fall Showcase




Jan 16

CFA Audition Workshop-Saturday January 20, 2018-Inclement Weather Contingency Plans

In the event of inclement weather this week, please note the following about this Saturday’s CFA Audition Workshop scheduled for Saturday, January 20 at Henrico High School:

  • If HCPS schools are open on Friday, January 19 – the Audition Workshop will still take place as scheduled

  • If HCPS schools are operating on a two-hour delay on Friday, January 19 – the Audition Workshop will still take place as scheduled

  • If HCPS schools are CLOSED on Friday, January 19 – the Audition Workshop will be CANCELED.  If canceled, the Audition Workshop WILL NOT be rescheduled.  Instead, Workshop participants should refer to the CFA Website for Audition Tips

Jan 08

CFA Students and Staff Appear in Snow Day Video

CFA students and staff answered the call when asked to help with a Snow Day video to be aired on the first snow day of the 2017-2018 school year.  Click on the video below to view it. It’s on the HCPS page on Facebook.   Stay warm!

HCPS Snow Day Video

Dec 08

HHS Drama Club 12/8 and 12/9 Performances of All in the Timing Postponed

Due to forecasts of inclement weather, HCPS has cancelled after school activities for Friday 12/8 and Saturday 12/9.  Therefore, the Henrico High School Drama Club’s performances of All in the Timing have been postponed.  The new performance dates are Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7pm.

Nov 29

Apply to the Center for the Arts for the 2018-2019 School Year Now Through January 12, 2018

All applications must be submitted online and are due by January 12, 2018.  Instructions for current HCPS 8th grade students and private/home school students may be found at

Current HCPS High School students (including current CFA students):  You must request access to the application in ZippSlip in order to apply to the Center for the Arts.  To request access to the application, send a written request to CFA Director Dr. Stephanie Poxon at and she will arrange for Central Office to grant access to the application.  Please allow 72 hours for the application to appear in ZippSlipp.  Don’t wait until the last minute!

NOTE – there are NO paper applications this year!   Please contact Dr. Poxon or Ms. Pippert in the CFA Office if you have any questions!!

Center for the Arts applicants must also audition at Henrico High School on February 3, 2018. 

To get some audition tips, applicants may also attend an audition workshop on January 20, 2018.   Two time slots are available: 9-10:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  You may register for a workshop by calling the CFA office at 228-2718.