Upcoming performances at CASA:

High School Acting Studio


1st yrs:


Saturday 6/6 at 12pm

Livestream event on

CASA Facebook page

2nd yrs:


Tuesday 6/2 at 7pm

At Essex Studios

(social distance audience structure in place at least 6ft+ apart)


Livestream event on

CASA Facebook page

Kaleidoscope Heart

book by Johnny Shirer, based on the music of Sara Bareilles

(Running June 5-7)

Book by: Johnny Shirer

Music by: Sara Bareilles

Director: Johnny Shirer

Choreographer: Johnny Shirer

Assistant Director: Bobby Igoe

Stage Manager: RJ Rau

Music Director: Sara Snowden

Piano Player: Joseph Ivan

Drummer: Abraham Ivan

Guitarist: Max Shirley

Chris: Grace Goodwin

Emily: Mia Roemhild

Penelope: Sabrina Mack

Sam: Chloe Baron


June 5-7th, 2020 at 7:30PM


For ticket reservations
(or live streaming link):

Kaleidoscope Heart

is a Sara Bareilles Juke Box musical.


The book is written by one of CASA’s own Johnny Shirer. This show features four teenagers all completely different. It is a show about mental health and how it is everyone's issue not just for the unstable. All four of them have a support system, but because of how they’ve been treated they all believe that they have to go through it alone. Isolation is not the answer. If anything it's the obstacle.


Sara Bareilles, the writer of the music in this show, said, “The idea behind ‘Kaleidoscope Heart’ is that we’re all sort of in pieces and broken bits on the inside, but somehow when you look through them, you still see something beautiful and colorful and magical”


Both that quote and this show are saying that pain is just part of the beauty of life. There is an end. Pain is temporary. If we learn to find strength in those around us we can get through it together.

"Just like our productions, Studio is process-oriented and has the goal of creating dialogue to create change."

- Artistic Director Gina Cerimele-Mechley

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