The Academy Street Theatre Group (ASTG) is an arts education program offering students onstage and offstage opportunities in theatre arts.
By audition or teacher request students study the aesthetics, history, production and critique of theatre by exploring theatre roles of research, playwriting, acting, stage management, light and sound design, costuming, make-up, special effects and the critical audience.
Since 1992, the ASTG has mounted 47 productions including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Little Prince, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Secret Garden and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
The Academy Street Orchestra has accompanied productions of The Wiz, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Meet Me In St. Louis, Pirates of Penance, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Anything Goes. The ASTG has produced three original productions including the world premier of Crimson by David Coyle.
The Academy Street Theatre Group is an Arts Education program of Cherokee County Schools; Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo, Superintendent of Schools, Letitia Cline, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support and Professional Development, Ms. Janice Lewis, Teacher/ Director.