What are the C.A.T.E. Awards?
The Children Achieving Theatre Excellence Awards recognizes excellence in CKP actors. This is a formal gala fundraiser and actors awards event in the spirit of the internationally known Tony Awards. Awards will be presented with special performances by CKP actors, highlighting shows from the 2019 season, and instructor performances. The 2020 ceremony is to be held at Chapman University, inside the 900 seat Memorial Hall. The pre-ceremony gala is to be held on the theatre lawn and will feature light snacks, raffle prizes, both live and silent auctions and photo opportunities.
Michele Sheehy-Bowren, CKP Co-Founder, speaks about C.A.T.E.
We are very fortunate, and would like to thank the Canyon Chapter of the National Charity League who will be helping us with this event. However, we continue to look for a few people to help make this event a reality:
- Set up from 11-1 pm.
- Gala & intermission sales of raffle tickets, CKP script bags and car decals.
- Photographer during gala and awards ceremony.
- Tear down & load out after show.
Email Rachael@CreativeKidsPlayhouse.com to volunteer.
Seeking Raffle/Auction Items
We are asking for item donations so that we can build 40 large baskets to enter into our silent and live auctions, as well as door prizes. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation or trading new products or services for a sponsorship. Remember, winning a fabulous prize while attending C.A.T.E. is about the only thing better than attending C.A.T.E. Contact Kerstin Stanford-Dorren, firstname.lastname@example.org with your donation!
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1 pm Gala
2 pm Performance
Chapman University Memorial Hall, 1 University Drive, Orange CA 92866
Arrive at 1 pm in your red carpet best to enjoy the Gala on the theater lawn. You can enjoy light snacks, raffle prizes and photo opportunities. Review and bid on auction items that promise to WOW!
Parking passes will be emailed by Jan 24. Presentation of a printed or electronic copy is required on location. Parking lots are all at least a block away from the theater. Please plan to be in your seat by 2 pm.
If you purchased a ticket online, no need to wait in line! Show your printed or electronic receipt at the door. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, however, unsold seats will be available for purchase at the box office. Only tickets purchased prior to Jan 23 include a complimentary parking pass.
Please enjoy cookies while you participate in the raffle and auction during intermission before it is closed and winners are selected. The ceremony ends at 4:45 pm; winners will be posted at the exit.
Become a Sponsor
Demonstrate your support of the arts by aligning your family or business with C.A.T.E. and together we will positively impact children’s lives by fostering in them skills they will use for a lifetime. Our 8.5 X 11 program is a beautiful keepsake for many of our young actors. You might consider how much more special it would be if they were to open it and find a picture of themselves in a congratulatory ad from you!
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You may print and mail the form with a check to CKP, 23831 Via Fabricante, Suite 302, Mission Viejo CA 92630, OR you may just click on the DONATE button on the right side of this page, and include your note in the special instructions.
This past year CKP enrolled 1,353 kids in our 30 productions and programs; along the way teaching valuable life skills including creative problem solving, team work, communications and personal accountability. To date, in our 2019-2020 season, we have provided $9,300 in scholarships for merit and need with a minimum of one scholarship in every production. We cannot exist without your support, our CKP community. Please consider making a donation today.
There are three ways to be honored at the C.A.T.E. Awards.
C.A.T.E. HALL OF FAME
CARIS OVERALL PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR
2017 Genevieve LeLeux
2017 Ruby Michel-Hall
2016 Rachael Patin
2016 Karlie Zuckerman
2015 Natalie Bright
2015 James Slaybaugh
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
2017 The Excalibur Players’ Stinky Cheese Man
2016 The Mainstage Players’ The Emperor’s New Clothes, Red Cast
2015 Mission Basilica School’s Bye Bye Birdie
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST, HONORABLE MENTION
2017 Mission Basilica School’s Shrek
2017 Camelot Players’ Best of Broadway
2016 Mission Basilica School’s Crazy for You
2016 The Camelot Players’ Wizard of Oz
2015 Excalibur Players’ Bye Bye Birdie
EXCALIBUR PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2017 Brooke Chansler
2017 Danielle Reyes
2016 Tegan Gie
2016 John Perone
2015 Maryclare Ramirez
2015 Nick Trafton
CAMELOT PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2017 Emma Van Heeringen
2017 Kaylie Viloria
2017 Raquel Watson
2016 Aidan Machesky
2016 Amy Rose Evans
MAINSTAGE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2017 Morgan Mecklenburg
2017 Eden Neville
2017 Michael Quane
2016 Hannah Lopez
2016 Sierra Schwarz
2016 Kayla Schmidt
2015 Carissa Diller
2015 Peyton Mobasseri
TOM THUMB PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2017 Frankie Dickson
2016 Gianna Caponera
2015 Samantha Shelley