What are the C.A.T.E. Awards?
The Children Achieving Theatre Excellence (C.A.T.E.) Awards is our very own awards show! Combined with a gala aspect, it is also our major fundraiser of the year. Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the CATE Awards Show is a wonderful production recognizing the achievements of our performers from the past calendar year. Interspersed with the award presentations will be performances by our amazing instructors as well as highlights from each of our shows from the year. For our Jan, 2018 production we have rented the fabulous 900 seat Memorial Hall at Chapman University, and hope to fill every seat. It is going to be a wonderful celebration!
Learn more in this video narrated by our co-founder, Michele Sheehy Bowren
We need volunteers! We are very grateful to the Canyon Chapter of the National Charity League who will be helping us with this event. We are looking for a few additional people to help out:
- Sell Raffle Tickets, CKP Script Bags and Car Decals during the gala and during intermission
- We need a small army to help us set up from 12-1 pm
- We need help to tear down and load out after the show
- Do you have photography skills? We’d love to have your help photographing the event!
Email Elizabeth@CreativeKidsPlayhouse.com if you want to volunteer at this amazing event.
Seeking Raffle/Auction Items
The only thing better than a great event is going to a great event and home with a fabulous prize. We are hoping to have 40 wonderful raffle items or baskets for people to win, and 5-10 big blind auction prizes. Do you have something that you can donate to make our event even better? Please contact Maureen Kinney, firstname.lastname@example.org with your donation!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
1 pm GALA
2 pm Performance
Chapman University Memorial Hall, 1 University Drive, Orange CA 92866
Arrive at 1 pm wearing your red carpet best to enjoy the Gala on the lawn in front of the theater. We will have some amazing raffle items and and auction items that you could win!
Give yourself plenty of time to park, and make sure you bring a printed copy of the complimentary parking pass that will be emailed to you by Jan 25. Parking is available in several locations, but they are each a block away. Be in your seat inside the theater by 2 pm for the performance.
If you purchased a ticket online, just bring your receipt or show the electronic version of it to present to the ticket takers at the door, no need to wait in line. Any seats that are left will be available for purchase at the box office, but we strongly recommend that you pre-purchase your ticket. Only pre-purchased tickets come with the complimentary parking pass.
Complimentary snacks will be served at intermission. The raffle and auction ends at the end of intermission, so make sure that you have participated! The show will be over by 5 pm, and winners will be posted at the exit.
Be a Sponsor
Sponsoring quality theater education at the C.A.T.E. awards doesn’t just give you visibility to the nearly 900 attendees on January 27! If you buy an ad in the gorgeous 8.5 x 11″ Souvenir C.A.T.E. Show program, your ad will run in all of the Creative Kids Playhouse’s 5.5 x 8.5″ programs for major productions throughout 2018. Your ad will be seen by approximately 8000 attendees at our performances, and you will be listed as a sponsor on our webpage. The bigger the sponsorship, the bigger the list of perks. Are local families your target market? Do you see the good that Creative Kids Playhouse is doing by growing our next generation of leaders? Use your corporate marketing budget, or philanthropy budget, and know that your sponsorship will benefit you as well as the children in Orange County.
Creative Kids Playhouse Children’s Theatre of Orange County is a nonprofit organization not just committed to quality theater education in a fun encouraging environment, but in growing children. The skills that we work on with these children will help them their entire life – teamwork, empathy, problem solving, creativity, expressing themselves, confidence, self-discipline and more. These qualities are focused on in every program that we produce, and celebrated at the C.A.T.E. awards show. Creative Kids Playhouse produced 36 shows in 2017, by using community centers, schools and churches around the county. In 2017 we gave $4,333 in scholarships, and hope to grow that amount for next year. We cannot exist without the help of our donors, and are currently working toward obtaining a rehearsal and performance space of our own. Please consider being a founder of our theater, or donating now.
At Creative Kids Playhouse everyone gets a part in the production, not everyone gets an award. Attending the C.A.T.E. Awards to support your friends is a great reason to attend! There are three ways to be honored at the C.A.T.E. Awards.
C.A.T.E. HALL OF FAME
2015 CARIS Overall Performer of the Year
2015 Best Ensemble Cast
Mission Basilica School’s Bye Bye Birdie
2015 Excalibur Player of the Year
2015 Mainstage Player of the Year
2015 Tom Thumb Player of the Year
2016 CARIS Overall Performer of the Year
2016 Best Ensemble Cast
The Mainstage Players The Emperor’s New Clothes, Red Cast
Mission Basilica School’s Crazy for You
The Camelot Players’ Wizard of Oz
2016 Excalibur Player of the Year
2016 Camelot Player of the Year
Amy Rose Evans
2016 Mainstage Player of the Year
2016 Tom Thumb Player of the Year