Cultural Arts Center Choral & Theatre Festival


Nov. 16-18, 2020


The Cultural Arts Center and Southeast Alabama Community Theatre are pleased to welcome you to the 2020 Fall Choral and Theatre Festival. Our goal is to spotlight the talents of your best and brightest students, and present an outstanding performing arts experience.

The festival will be presented in a virtual format this year, due to the pandemic.

The Cultural Arts Center and Southeast Alabama Community Theatre are non-profit organizations that have a mission to introduce and encourage youth in the arts. We join together in securing qualified adjudicators and volunteers to assist with the festival, and provide awards for excellence. The Choral & Theatre Festival may spark extra drive and determination to launch a successful school year, or provide valuable experience in preparing for district, regional, and state competitions. 


All Theatre Festival applications will be reviewed and paid to Southeast Alabama Community Theatre. You may register by downloading and faxing or mailing forms below.


Deadline to register: OCTOBER 23, 2020  (Late fee $25)

Deadline for payment/cancellation and video submissions: NOVEMBER 13, 2020 (No refunds after this date.)

Events: Monologue, Duologue, Scene, SETC combo, Musical Theatre Solo, Musical Theatre Duet

Welcome Info

Review the rules and info about each entry type


One per school/club. Let us know about your plans to join us!

Entry Form

One form per entry! Students with three entries should turn in three forms.

Divisions & Awards

Students compete over the entire four-day competition.



Jennifer Apple is a multi-hyphenated artist who hails from New York City. She "currently" plays the role of Anna in the first national tour of Tony Award-Winning The Band's Visit. She has performed at regional theatres like ACT, Chautauqua Theater Company, Goodspeed Musicals, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Apple has developed and workshopped several new plays and musicals, and lent her voice to multiple cast albums. She's appeared on TV's New Amsterdam, and holds an MFA in Acting from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Ca. As an Acting Coach, she specializes in: finding new material specifically for you; acting the song/monologue; Shakespeare; BFA/MFA auditions; breaking down text.

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MarKeith Scott is Head Imagineer, Choreographer, and CEO of Beyond Ministries & Beyond Parks. After attending Shenandoah University for a BA in Theatre and Dance, he pursued his dream of working for Disney. At Walt Disney World Orlando, MarKeith was a dancer and character performer in parades and shows across the property. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade is just one of his nationally televised events. Scott has been a Senior Supervisor in Entertainment at Six Flags America, while directing, producing, and choreographing some of the largest productions in the theme park's history. He has also served as Artistic Director and Choreographer for stellar Christmas and Easter pageants with more than 300 cast members, live animals, pyrotechnics, and aerial effects in the DC, Maryland, Virginia region. Scott has been featured in the Washington Post and Gazette for his work, and appeared in several movies, TV series and commercials.



Kaci Deakins is an actor, singer, storyteller, and teaching artist from Knoxville, Tn. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Samford University in May, 2020, and has performed all across the east coast of the U.S. and abroad in Scotland and England. Some of her past credits include Matt and Ben (Ben Affleck), Freaky Friday The Musical (Gretchen), 1776 (Stephen Hopkins, u/s John Adams), 26 Pebbles (Actor 5), and How I Became a Pirate (Scurvy Dog). Deakins has a deep love for theatre festivals and competitions, drawing on her own experiences to encourage and motivate the next generation of actors.

Meet the Judges

2019 Awards

Middle School Monologue
1 - Madison Franklin / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

2 - Alaya Young / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

3 - Josie Varner / Dothan Preparatory Academy

Middle School Duologue

1 - Elijah Hatter, Jonathan Miller / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

2 - Leah Cook, Yuzuka Tansho / Rainey-McCullers School of Arts

3 - Lauren Jenkins, Ka/Mya Smith / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts


Middle School Musical Theatre Solo

TIE 1 - Abby McDonald / Renaissance School of Music and Arts
TIE 1 - Rayna Hicks / Renaissance School of Music and Arts
3 - David Weeks / Renaissance School of Music and Arts

Middle School Dramatic Scene

1 - The Wiz / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

High School Monologue
1 - Danielle Simmons / Dothan High School
2 - Sarah Sfakianos / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts
TIE  3 - Hollan Espy / Dothan High School

TIE  3 - Peggy Crozier / Early County High School

High School Duologue
1 - Kayla Battles, Bella Antone / Dothan High School
2 - Laquaya William, Silas Diehl / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts
3 - Ella Blalock, Sarah Sfakianos / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

High School Dramatic Scene
1 - Tartuffe Scene 4 Act 2 / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts
2 - Frosh in the Pit / Dothan High School
3 - Dolly Would / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

High School Musical Theatre Solo
1 - Lillian Murphree / Harvest

2 - Makayla Murrell / Early County High School

3 - Jonathan Phillips / Ridgecrest Christian School

High School Musical Theatre Duet
1 - Kayla Griffin, Alexia Griffin / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts
2 - Maddie Souders, Clara Grace McCallister / Providence Christian School
3 - Makayla Brown, Jeremiah Lane / Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts

BEST OF FESTIVAL Individual Entry

TIE   Danielle Simmons & Lillian Murphree

BEST OF FESTIVAL  School or Group

Providence Christian School


909 South St. Andrews Street, Dothan

(334) 794-0400

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Mary Helen & Danny Richards


Woods Culpepper

Missy & Jared Forrester

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Southeast Alabama Community Theatre (SEACT) has a mission to enrich the cultural lives of Wiregrass residents through the presentation of high quality theatre, to provide creative opportunities to talented individuals to perform on stage and behind the scenes, and to introduce the theatrical experience to school-aged children. SEACT is a 501(c) organization and depends on the support of its community to bring theatre to life in the Wiregrass. The organization is funded through season tickets, sponsorships, advertising, and donations.