But I’m A Cheerleader: The Musical, with Book and Lyrics by Bill Augustin and Music by Andrew Abrams, returns to the The Turbine Theatre October 7th, with a Gala Night October 11th and performances continuing through November 27th! 

Based on the hit film and with a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams, the piece was directed by Tania Azevedo and choreographed by Alexzandra Sarmiento with lighting by Martha Godfrey. The 1999 satirical teen comedy follows a young girl whose malicious parents send her to conversion therapy camp for her lesbianism. It has gathered a cult following, and this stage iteration was first seen as a workshop production as part of MTFestUK in 2019.

Photo Credit: Mark Senior

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Copyright by: Mark Senior
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Capital City Theatre







“I couldn’t be more pleased with the cast we have chosen for Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. This casting process has been the longest and most intense one that we have ever embarked upon. We saw over 750 people for 18 roles over the course of three months.  As always, we like to cast both locally and nationally, and I’d like to do a special shout out to those local actors joining us for this production: Gail Becker, Kolten Bell, Ashton Florence, Josh Hayes, Benji Heying, Laetitia Hollard, Andrew Linden, Erin McConnell, and Sabra Michelle.

What’s always an extra special moment for us at CCT is when we have cast members who have taken our CCT Conservatory intensive, “Find Your Light” and are now joining us in one of our mainstage shows. Here’s to the Find Your Light-ers: Ashton Florence, Kolten Bell, Benji Heying, and Laetitia Hollard.  I’m also thrilled to have Travis Leland, who is returning to us after playing Captain Phoebus in our 2018 production of Hunchback of Notre Dame, back in Madison to play Pierre!”


— Andrew Abrams, Artistic Director


Capital City Theatre's artistic director to stage "But I'm a Cheerleader!" in London, then return to Madison for next local show: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.”

Find Your Light Program 

Find Your Light is a musical theatre intensive program designed to make the student a well-rounded performer. College, University, and Conservatory students should take advantage of this unique, spot on, targeted course. This program prepares you to audition for productions around the country and helps you build a career in musical theatre. Some topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Audition techniques and etiquette

  • Musical theatre history

  • Repertoire – finding that PERFECT song

  • Acting through song work

  • Specialized workshops with industry professionals

  • Determining “type” and finding the unique qualities about oneself that gets one noticed and cast

  • Creating a regiment for living and sustaining a career as a working actor


PERFORMANCES: All courses will culminate in a review-style public performance that will highlight material that the student has worked on over the program.

For more information, please check out: for even more details and registration!

Some of Capital City Theatre's Past Productions

"I’ve only been back to a show for a second time, once. That’s today. Capital City Theatre’s “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” is a spectacular production. Yes, the NY actors were incredible, but the Madison talent featured in the choir, featured ensemble, orchestra, and production team is INSANE!  

~ Leslie, Audience Member

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But I’m a Cheerleader, The Musical

Jerry Mitchell called it "an important, fun and infectious new musical".

But I’m a Cheerleader, the Musical (Book and Lyrics by Bill Augustin and Music by Andrew Abrams) had a reading at the Hospital Club in London directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and starring West End celebrity Hannah Waddingham.  This reading was produced by Crow and Elk Productions and the hope is that they will find the necessary support to move the show to the next stage of development.


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