img_20161007_153228The Cottage Theater

Founded in 2007, The Cottage Theater at CHE is a theatrical academy that continues to stir the imaginations of performers and audience members alike.

The Cottage Theater produces 4 main productions each school year, 2 musicals and 2 non-musicals. There are also 2 summer camp productions that last 2 weeks. The student cast receive professional direction in all areas needed to perform a full dramatic production. Musical productions include vocal instruction. The student crew acquire the skills to support all areas of a theatrical production, including set design, lighting, and sound.

2018-2019 Shows Announced!

I Remember Mama (Fall Classic)

Shows how Mama, with the help of her husband and Uncle Chris, brings up the children in their modest San Francisco home during the early years of the century. Mama, a sweet and capable manager, sees her children through childhood, manages to educate them and to see one of her daughters begin her career as a writer. Mama's sisters and uncle furnish a rich background for a great deal of comedy and a little incidental tragedy, while the doings of the children manage to keep everyone in pleasant turmoil. No description can do justice to the rich characterizations that fill the author's canvas. ($400)

Hello Dolly! (Winter Musical)

HELLO, DOLLY!, the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”

Sherlock Holmes (Spring Play)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. (Spring Musical)


Auditions are by appointment only. Please email Anicia D. Brown
You do not have to take other classes at the Center.

Audition Clinics are available to teach standard audition practices at the Cottage Theatre and elsewhere, and to prepare students for particular auditions. All auditions clinics are at 1-4 p.m. and the deadline to register is the Thursday before. $15/Student

Cast lists will be available on this website page, and also posted on the doors of the bookstore. Auditioners may also request an emailed copy, it is not automatically sent out.

Summer camps do not have audition appointments or clinics.

Production Class

You must audition, be selected and enroll in the production class (4:30-6:30 twice weekly) in order to be in the school year productions.

  • Class tuition for non-musicals- $400
  • Class tuition for musicals- $450
  • Tuition for Crew class - $75

You do not have to take other classes at the Center.

Summer Camps

Musical Theatre Camps
2 week camp (Monday-Thursday) plus performances
Cast (Grades 3-12) - $299.00
Stage Crew (Gr 7-12) - $75.00

Vocal Music Camps
1 week camp (Monday-Thursday) plus performances
Cast (Grades 3-12) - $99.00
Stage Crew (Gr 7-12) - $55.00

Theatre Camps
2 week camp (Monday-Thursday) plus performances
Cast (Grades 3-12) - $199.00
Stage Crew (Gr 7-12) - $65.00

Ticket Prices:

Adults $10
Students & Senior Citizens $8
Thursday Student tickets $5
Summer Camp tickets are all $5
5733 Watauga Road, Watauga, TX 76148

Call or come in for ticket reservations.

Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Auditions

By Appointment Only

all-day Fall 2018 Talent Show Auditions
Fall 2018 Talent Show Auditions
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day
Fall 2018 Talent Show Auditions
Come showcase your talents on our stage! Contact Anicia Brown at for audition appointments.


Summer 2018 Student Camps:

Theatre Camp (Grades 3 - 12)
Rehearsals: Mon-Thu: July 9-21
Performances: July 19-21

Into the Woods, Jr.
Musical Theatre Camp (Grades 3 - 12)
Rehearsals: Mon-Thu: July 30-Aug 11
Performances: Aug 9-11

2018-2019 Student Shows:

I Remember Mama
Auditions Aug. 13/14
Callbacks Aug. 16

Performance Dates Oct. 19-27

Hello, Dolly!
Auditions Oct. 22/23
Callbacks Oct. 29

Performance Dates Jan. 18-26

Sherlock Holmes
Auditions Jan. 21/22
Callbacks Jan. 28

Performance Dates Apr. 5-13

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
Auditions Mar. 25/26
Callbacks Apr. 8

Performance Dates June 14-22

2017-2018 Parent & Adult Production:

Ages 17+. Tuition $200

The Crimson House Murder
Auditions Nov 6 (evening) or Nov 11 (morning) by appointment only.
Callbacks Nov 13th @ 7pm

Rehearsals Mondays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am starting Nov 18th.
3 Performances March 2-3.
This is a farcical murder mystery comedy fashioned after the 1940's detective films and tv shows. Script is available at the front desk for perusal.

Past Productions