Archive for the ‘Spring Musical’ Category

Once on This Island: This Week!!

You don’t want to miss this amazing Cheltenham Music Theatre show.

For tickets and additional information, please visit!

First VPA Boosters Meeting of the School Year! Thurs, Sept 22, 7pm, CHS Choir Room

CHS Vocal Performing Arts Boosters Meeting this Thursday, September 22!

We are fortunate to have a vibrant parent group whose support is vital to our choir/vocal performing arts program. Please consider attending the CHS VPA Boosters’ first 2016-17 meeting this Thursday night, September 22, 7:00-8:00pm, in the CHS Choir room. Thanks very much for your support.

From VPA Secretary Laura Stone:

  • Please join us for our first monthly VPA Boosters meeting!
  • Come meet other choir parents and say hello to Ms. Hutton!
  • Learn about exciting upcoming choir events including our Oct. 15  car wash fundraiser, Touring Ensemble Show and Restaurant Nights!
  • Sign up to volunteer at an event.
  • Enjoy some light refreshments.

All are welcome! Let’s make this another great year for our singers! 

2016-17 Choir Events

Welcome to 2016-17!!

You can find this year’s overall calendar of events on the Calendar page, aboveCourse Expectations sheets, also above, contain important details for each choir class. Signed Course Expectations sheets are due Monday, September 12.

Looking forward to working with our wonderful CHS Singers this year!!

Footloose at CHS this week, April 14-16!!

This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only: Cheltenham’s 53rd Annual Musical, Footloose!

You don’t want to miss this fantastically fun show, with an amazing cast and crew.  Go here to purchase tickets online.

More info is at

Footloose JPEG Poster Final (1)

Shoe Drive Fundraiser! Now through April 30

Support our singers, do good in the world, and start your spring cleaning as you donate to our VPA Shoe Drive!

Drop your new and gently used shoes in the box outside the choir room anytime, or bring them with you to Footloose April 14-16. Proceeds benefit CHS Vocal Arts and business owners in developing countries. Thanks for your support.

Shoe Drive Flyer Color Graphics


Auditions for our 2015-16 spring musical, Footloose, are this week, January 4-8!

As always, head to to get info and the latest updates.

September/October Reminders

Here’s the rundown on the many exciting activities happening this fall! (Students are also receiving this document in their choir classes.) Thanks for your support of these endeavors!


Cheltenham Choirs’ 2015-16 Events!!

Hello All, and Happy Summer!

Please check out our exciting events for 2015-16 on the calendar page.

Get pumped for our February performance TOUR to Puerto Rico, our car wash September 19, and our night out at the Phillies game October 3!

More details on these and other events will arrive soon, both on this site and in your email inbox.

Looking forward to a wonderful year!


Final VPA Boosters Meeting of the School Year – Tues, June 9, 7:00 pm

We are fortunate to have a vibrant parent group whose support is vital to our choir/vocal performing arts program. Please consider attending a friendly end of the year meeting of the CHS VPA Boosters next Tuesday. Thanks very much for your support!    -Jenny Hutton

A Message from the CHS Vocal Performing Arts Boosters:

Please come to our end of the year VPA mixer/meeting Tuesday, June 9, at 7:00 pm, at Brenda Edelman’s house in Elkins Park. We will have VPA Board elections and encourage new parents to get involved.

Getting involved will give you a sense of all that is going on in the choral programs at CHS and affords you the opportunity of spending more time with your child. It is a win-win situation.

Tuesday June 9th @ 7:00PM

8222 Manor Road, Elkins Park

We hope you will join us!

– VPA Board
Brenda, Marlene, Robin, Carol and Sheryl

Spring Musical: 9 to 5!

Looking for info about this year’s fantastic Cheltenham Music Theatre production, “9 to 5”?! Head over to for more info.

Auditions continue today, Wed, Jan 7 and Thu, Jan 8, after school! See Ms. Hutton with questions!

VPA Musical Meeting Wed, Jan 15, 7:00 pm, in choir room

A message from our CHS Vocal Performing Arts Boosters:

Now that the hype of the Golden Globes is over and you are craving further excitement, the VPA has something for you! Get pumped for our next meeting this Wednesday, January 15th in the CHS Choir room @ 7:00 p.m. Come and support your award-winning children as we gear up for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. 

The VPA needs your support to make this wonderful production a success! We look forward to seeing you and sharing information, not only about the musical, but about future events that would benefit from your support so our kids can shine!!! Light refreshments will be served, hope to see YOU there!!

2012-13 Choir Calendar Available Now

Greetings, and welcome to the 2012-13 school year with the CHS Choirs!

Please find the Cheltenham Choirs Calendar of Events below (also available on the Calendar tab of this website).

Please note our three major performances of the year.  The mandatory events for all choir members this year are:

  • F, Dec 14 (tent) Dress Rehearsal, Stretton Hall (In-School Field Trip, during school hours) 
  • M, Dec 17 Winter Choir Concert, Stretton Hall. Call time: 6:00 pm   Concert Start: 7:30 pm
  • F, Feb 1 (tent) Dress Rehearsal, Stretton Hall (In-School Field Trip, during school hours) 
  • Su, Feb 3 CHS CHOIRS IN CENTER CITY 1:15 call at CHS; 5:00 concert at Christ Church Philadelphia
  • Sa, May 4 Spring Choirs Concert, Stretton Hall. Call Time: 1:00 pm   Concert Start: 4:00 pm

In addition to our fantastic choral concerts, there are many more exciting choral/vocal events going on at CHS. See below!

2012-13 CHS Choirs Events

pdf version


Fantastic Broadway Workshop This Thursday!

This Thursday, April 19, after school, all CHS and Cedarbrook musicians have a wonderful opportunity to participate in a free musical theater workshop with a leading Broadway performer. The workshop is in Cedarbrook’s auditorium from 3:30-5:00 pm. We hope you will take part!

The workshop will include teaching of a group musical number, a group improv game, individual solos in a master class setting, and a final performance of the group number. Your leader will be Catherine Cox, a Tony-nominated actress who has had leading roles in eight Broadway shows!

This special opportunity is a preview of a great workshop this August at Temple University: Broadway Triple Threat Philly. The program runs August 6-11. Details are the summer program on their website and on this document.

The staff of the August workshop includes Artistic Director of Broadway Triple Threat, Catherine Cox (see above) and Co-Artistic Director David Evans, who is currently the Associate Conductor of “Wicked” on Broadway. In addition, Mandy Gonzalez from “In the Heights” and “Wicked” will be one of the guest instructors.

We hope you can come to Cedarbrook after school on Thursday! You’ll get some fun instruction in musical theater and, if you like, find out more about the Broadway Triple Threat program in Philly this August!

Videoconference Tues, Jan 24 on Careers in the Performing Arts

CHS Musicians:

For those of you interested in careers in the performing arts, we’ve got a great opportunity to take part in a videoconference: “Careers in the Performing Arts with the Cast and Crew of the Nationally Touring Production of Hair.” The videoconference is Tuesday, January 24. We’ll meet at 12:30 pm in the choir room to generate a list of questions for the cast. The videoconference is 1:00-2:00 pm.

This program is part of the Careers in the Performing Arts Distance Learning Program, which is run by the Playhouse Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. This program is designed to connect musical theater professionals with students interested in careers in the performing arts. Our host for the videoconference is Linda Jackson, Community Engagement & Education Program Manager of the Playhouse Square Association.

There are a bunch of schools participating, and we were selected as one of only ten schools to ask questions of the cast. From the organizers: “Due to the overwhelming response for this program, only ten school sites will be interactive. Interactive Sites: Berea HS, Cheltenham HS, Cleveland School of the Arts, Firelands HS, Lake Catholic HS, Lorain HS, Midpark HS, Old Trail School, Rocky River HS and Roehm MS.”

Very exciting! Feel free to start thinking about what you’d like to hear professional musical theater performers share with you, so when our turn comes along, we’ll be ready to ask questions and learn from these pros.

Here are some great resources (for teachers and students) about developing a career in musical theater. These resources will help us prepare for the videoconference.

Any interested CHS students are welcome at this event; feel free to invite your friends!

Thanks to Ms. Wall, our CHS librarian, for helping to set up this event for us.

Parent Meeting this Wed, Jan 18, 7:00 pm, for Spring Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Below is a message from Robin Zaret and Brenda Edelman, co-chairs of the musical parent liaison committee. Parents and supporters, we hope to see you this Wednesday night to support our fantastic show!

Parents of musical members: welcome to the CHS 2012 musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!

Please save the date: Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm for a musical parent meeting run by the CHS VPA (vocal performing arts boosters) in the choir room. There will be important information regarding timelines for the musical.

We are all so excited for another fantastic musical this spring! Cheltenham has a tradition of putting on excellent full-scale musicals. Parent involvement is not only welcome, but is needed to help produce a show that can let these talented kids shine!

We look forward to seeing you on January 18th! Your attendance at this meeting will be very much appreciated.

Robin Zaret
Brenda Edelman

Auditions approaching for this year’s musical: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Reminder: here’s where you can find all the info on this year’s big musical theater production, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”:

Auditions are coming up very soon, right after Thanksgiving Break! Sign up for a slot on Mon, Nov 28 or Tues, Nov 29, after school. Be prepared for callbacks Wed, Nov 30.

Visit the show website for Info on the Auditions, along with all the Audition Materials.

It’s a fantastic show! The staff and I are looking forward to putting on a great production with all involved!

Spring Musical Announced!

For all information about our spring musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, please visit

2011-12 Choir Events!!–and meeting Monday at noon

Here’s the rundown of the Cheltenham Choirs’ exciting performances and events next year.

CHS Choirs 2011-12 Events  (hard copies in choir room)

I look forward to working with you wonderful Cheltenham musicians in 2011-12! I can’t wait to travel with you, see you work with expert musicians from around the country, and make fantastic music with you!!

Remember, students, if you’d like to be involved in choir leadership and/or organizing next year, please join us Monday, June 13, at noon, in the Choir Room. Hope you can be there!!

Best…Work Day…Ever

Many, many, thanks to all who came out to help with the work day yesterday!!!

You were so very productive, positive, fun, and hard-working. Thank you, thank you!

Your work organizing the library, cleaning, and getting the theater ready for Guys and Dolls tech was absolutely invaluable. A tremendous amount of work–amazing!!