Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre


While most theatres have gone dark during the pandemic, CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) has found a unique way to present its summer musical, Newsies, featuring students from 27 local high schools. Artistic Director Jason Burgess and Executive Director Amy Burgess join Rick Pender to explain the drive-in live theatre they’ll present in the Coney Island parking lot.


CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) provides area high school students the summer opportunity to be involved in challenging plays and musicals. This summer will bring the play "Mr. Burns…a post-electric play" and the musical "Spring Awakening."

Two shows, over 100 local high school students representing 24 different schools, two Northern Kentucky venues – CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) is presenting its first two-show season since becoming a standalone non-profit arts organization. 

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