“The SpongeBob Musical”

Summer 2022


The Advanced Performance Academy (APA) is a six-week summer theatre program for intermediate and advanced students ages 12-18 and 2022 high school graduates, starting on June 13. The program includes both classes and rehearsals with professional theatre artists from around the country, culminating into a two-week run of The SpongeBob Musical (July 21-31).


Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon animated series, The SpongeBob Musical follows SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and the citizens of Bikini Bottom as their beloved home faces total annihilation. Just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage!


-Classes will occur Mondays-Saturdays from 9am-3pm.

-*Rehearsals will occur Mondays-Fridays from 3-5pm. 

*The director, Greg Hellems, will determine who is called at rehearsals during the process.



  • Interested students must audition to be accepted into APA. Auditions will run April 30, May 1, and May 22. You can reserve your audition slot below. Auditions for roles in the production will happen at the start of rehearsals. All students accepted into the program will perform in the show.
  • Students do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate, and masking during classes and rehearsals may be done at the discretion of each participant. Masking protocols and procedures are subject to change based on updated CCT policies and applicable law. 
  • Tuition for APA is $1,900 after acceptance into the program. In honor of our 60th season, we are discounting the price to $1,140 (40% off) with use of promo code: 22SEASON60.  We are also offering a referral discount! For each auditionee referred by you/your student, you’ll get $100 off the cost of tuition (max discount of $300). *Referrals must attend auditions.*
  • Partial scholarships available. Check out our ‘Scholarship‘ page to learn more.
Sign up for your APA audition spot.
Learn more about our upcoming
Audition Workshop classes on March 28th & 29th

2nd Semester Academy

Sampler Week: Feb. 7th – 11th, 2022
Saturday Classes Begin Feb. 19th – April 9th, 2022
"Our classes cover all of the different skills needed to run a theatre. "

The 2nd Semester Academy Saturday classes open for registration on November 15, 2021. Onstage (performance-based) and Backstage (production-based) classes take place at our studios at 177 Naghten Street, Columbus OH 43215 (Downtown) with opportunities to experience the many aspects of theatre from costuming, acting, scenic work, and script writing to teamwork and building friendships. These classes are designed for a wide range of experience levels, though we do ask that your students come with their own passion and excitement for learning!

Intermediate Musical Theatre

Ages: 12 – 15

Intermediate Musical Theatre

Ages: 8 – 11

Young Storytellers with Design & Stagecraft

Ages: 5 – 7

Acting with Stagecraft

Ages: 8 – 11

Musical Theatre with Scenic Design & Construction

Ages: 8 – 11

Musical Theatre & Stagecraft

Ages: 12 – 15

The Magic of Stagecraft

Ages: 8 -11

Scenic Design – Imagine it, Draw it, Build it!

Ages: 8 – 11

Costume Creations

Ages: 11 – 15

2nd Semester Academy COVID-19 Procedures and Policy

During the current pandemic, we are taking all of the necessary precautions regarding cleanliness and sanitization. Students and staff must be masked at all times regardless of vaccination status, and we will be enforcing social distancing of at least 3 feet whenever possible. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test isn’t necessary to participate in the class, but testing or isolation will be necessary to rejoin the class for a student who stays home sick or becomes ill during class. Please monitor your student’s and household’s symptoms daily. Stay home if your student is ill. Also, stay home if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, has symptoms, is awaiting the results of a COVID test, or has not completed a minimum 5 full day isolation period with improved symptoms.


By entering our class, all students, parents and guardians, and CCT staff certify that they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and that no one in their household has COVID.

“Thank you for helping us keep our students, families, and staff; safe, healthy, and creative!”

Acting | Scene Design | Sound | Costuming | Video Production

2022 Class schedule

Important dates

Sampler Week

February 7th - 11th
Give your child the opportunity to explore all of the classes that we have to offer! 5 Evenings featuring 5 Different classes.

2nd Semester Winter/Spring Academy

Saturday Classes from February 19th - April 9th, 2021
This is the start of our 8 week classes that meet once a week.

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