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CFCArts: Building community through the Arts


Central Florida Community Arts exists to serve and build community through the arts, enriching the lives of members, patrons, and partners alike. The performing arts nonprofit believes every individual should have accessible and affordable arts opportunities.

CFCArts impacts thousands of lives through inclusive, high-quality programming where individuals can connect by joining an artistic family, perform for audiences across the region, and use their talents to serve the community. The organization operates a series of non-auditioned programs designed specifically to lift barriers and boost accessibility. These programs include a musical theatre troupe designed for young adults with exceptionalities, programs designed specifically for seniors, and an innovative School of Arts and Health.

Other adult programs include their 220-member Symphony Orchestra and their 300-member Community Choir – the largest community orchestra and choir in the nation. Within the past year, the Symphony Orchestra has explored partnerships such as with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, local powerhouse vocalist CeCe Teneal, and recently performed at the nationally televised NHL All-Star Game providing instrumental backup for the popular band Fall Out Boy. In addition to presenting multiple large-scale shows each year, the Community Choir is able to send smaller ensembles into the Central Florida area to perform for senior centers, community partners, and events such as Apopka Arts in the Park.

For young actors, CFCArts offers a multitude of opportunities. Youth in grades PreK-12 can find a community where they’re taught life-long skills to become a successful, confident artist. The Youth Theatre programs provide young people of Central Florida with a place to grow their artistic talents and learn the value of giving back to the community.

This summer, CFCArts will offer a variety of exciting camps for children and teens! From theatre to music to other performing arts, the camps are designed to meet students where they are in their artistic journey. Each camp offers a fun, encouraging environment that allows students to explore the arts, work with talented professionals, make new friends, and grow as a performer.

The 2023 season at CFCArts will celebrate the magic of Disney from almost every program area. The Youth Theatre kicks off the year with Winnie the Pooh in February and Disney’s Aladdin Jr. in May. Also in May, the Community Choir will perform some of Disney’s most memorable and iconic songs in Once Upon a Dream: 100 Years of Musical Magic. The Big Band will make its first appearance with June performances of Hand-Drawn Jazz: A Celebration of Music and Animation, followed by the Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Disney: A Celebration of 100 Years of Music and Magic in November.

Perhaps the biggest CFCArts show of 2023 will be Beauty and the Beast: In Concert in September. This concert-style staging of the beloved fairytale will be extra special as it truly encompasses all CFCArts programs. By bringing together performers of all ages, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and interests, this performance will demonstrate the beauty of community through the arts.

For more information on upcoming events or ways to get involved, please visit CFCArts.com.

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