Disney's Newsies - June 26

Floyd Central Theatre Arts

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 About Floyd Central Theatre Arts



Floyd Central High School is nestled in the rolling hill of southern Indiana, just outside of Louisville, Kentucky.  A public school of 1800 students (not a magnet or Performing Arts school), we are fortunate to be surrounded by a community that values the arts.  Our full time Director of Theatre Arts and Technical Director teach a full load of Theatre classes while leading a team of contracted staff from both inside the school and out.  We collaborate closely with our award-winning Choral Department as well as our Band and Orchestra programs to produce our musicals. Our program is funded almost entirely through ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, and community donations.  Our dedicated parent booster club, The Star Boosters, is a seperate non-profit organization that supports the education of our students. Our sister-school, New Albany High School, has also been a regular on the Festival MainStage.



We consider ourselves a college-preparatory Theatre Arts program, aiming to teach a progressive curriculum in Theatre that caters to both the novice and the scholar.  Our department is rooted in collaboration and our students learn to work with a team of adult mentors who guide their process. Our Directing Apprentice program prepares students who are interested in becoming Theatre educators, allowing them to gain teaching and directing experience before leaving high school.  We have a close relationship with Actors Theatre of Louisville, allowing our students to create and produce their own original work. Our alumni have worked on Broadway as well as in film, opera, and professional theatre throughout the world. One of our many successful alums, Danny Mefford, recently choreographed the Tony Award winning musicals Dear Evan Hansen and Fun Home as well as NBC’s Rise.





Past ITF MainStage Productions:

The Diviners, 1983, Glenn Edwards

Crimes of the Heart, 1985, Glenn Edwards

42nd Street, 1988, Glenn Edwards

Grease*, 1990, Glenn Edwards & David Longest

The Boyfriend*, 1994, Glenn Edwards & David Longest

Equinox, 1997, Chris Bundy

Children of Eden, 2000, Chris Bundy

Once on this Island, 2001, Chris Bundy

Titanic, 2004, Chris Bundy

Seussical, 2005, Chris Bundy

Dames at Sea, 2006, Chris Bundy

Zombie Prom, 2007, Chris Bundy

The Diviners+, 2008, Chris Bundy & Jason Roseberry

The Drowsy Chaperone*, 2011, Chris Bundy & David Longest

42nd Street, 2016, Robbie Steiner

*Indicates joint production with New Albany High School

+Indicates joint production with Silver Creek High School


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