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   http://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/

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 slpoxon@henrico.k12.va.us 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.



Nov 17

CFA Fall Showcase November 17 & 18, 2017

No tickets needed for Visual Arts Gallery.  For the Performing Arts Showcase, guests with tickets will be seated from 7-7:20pm.  General admision for guests without tickets starts at 7:20pm.  Hope to see you there!


Nov 17

CFA Theatre Teacher Todd Ritter Wins Prestigious REB Award for Excellence in Teaching

We are so very proud and happy to congratulate Mr. Todd Ritter, CFA Lead Theatre teacher at Henrico High, who was selected as a recipient of a 2017 R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence! Mr. Ritter was chosen out of over 100 applicants from four neighboring school divisions in the greater Richmond area to be one of the thirty finalists, and out of those thirty finalists he was selected as one of the fifteen grant recipients! Mr. Ritter was awarded a grant of over $10,000 so that he can travel to Florence, Italy to participate in commedia dell’arte training workshops and to study mask-making techniques.

Mr. Ritter was nominated for this award by one of his CFA Theatre students, Alyssa Shuster, who recently graduated from the CFA program and is now studying Theatre at Columbia College in Chicago. Since Alyssa was unable to attend the ceremony at the Virginia Historical Society last night, her mother Michelle Shuster attended in her stead.

Oct 18

Fall Showcase Tech Week Rehearsal Schedule Announced for Dance, MT and Theatre

Fall 2017 CFA Showcase Tech Week Rehearsal Schedule-Dance, MT & Theatre:

MONDAY,  11/13  Levels III & IV only   4-8pm   Snacks provided by FCFA

TUESDAY,  11/14 Levels I & II only  4-8pm   Snacks provided by FCFA

WEDNESDAY  11/15 All levels   4-9:30pm   Snacks provided by FCFA

THURSDAY  11/16  Invitational Dress Rehearsal   4-9:30pm  Dinner by FCFA 4-4:45, Costumes 4:45-5:15, Call 5:15, Warmup 5:30-6:30, House opens @ 6:30, IDR 7-9:30.

FRI/SAT  11/17 & 18 Showcase!  Call 6pm, Performance 7:30pm