ABOUT

- Who We Are -

About CAT Corona

Christian Arts & Theatre of Corona (CAT) is an after-school theater and arts educational program for students ages 5-18. CAT is committed to building up kids through excellence in the arts as well as modeling for them the highest morals through traditional Biblical values. All CAT Instructors are qualified professionals, who not only give the children valuable skills in every aspect of creative arts, but also understand our fundamental goals. CAT is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation EIN #45-0509904
Our Vision

To enrich the life of individuals, families, and the community through experiences in the arts within an atmosphere of positive Biblical values. See images from our CAT IN THE COMMUNITY album on facebook.

Our Mission

Christian Arts & Theatre is an inclusive & dynamic organization where people will find training & experiences in the visual & performing arts, a sense of what excellence requires, valuable friendships, connection to the community, and honor for God, the family, and the individual.

Values & Objectives
  1. Awakening & developing a person’s artistic abilities while shaping those aspects of character which include commitment, self-discipline, supportiveness, resilience, honesty, and hope. .
  2. Promoting a family’s bond by encouraging togetherness toward a worthwhile common goal.
  3. Providing our community with quality family entertainment and becoming a positive cultural force.
  4. Contributing to our community’s aesthetic and moral imagination.
  5. Serving adult & child, participant & patron, with respect, kindness and fun.
Message from our Artistic Director

During the course of a production at CAT of Corona, the members of the audience will be witnesses to a miracle: Watching children, some who have absolutely no theater experience, literally blossom before our eyes into confident performers. Here at CAT of Corona, we are helping children experience this for themselves. CAT benefits our community by providing arts and culture to families in the Inland Empire through high quality, wholesome musicals. We are an unparalleled youth theater program that builds self-discipline and self-confidence while teaching a love for the arts. We fill a tremendous need, especially since the arts have virtually disappeared from school budgets. I welcome all families in our community to join us. We are in the business of truly building character in our kids!

- About Our Program -

How Our Program Works

Throughout the year, CAT offers programs and classes for children as an after-school activity conducted in nine-week sessions. Acting, dance and other performing arts are offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Times vary according to the class generally between the hours of 4:00 and 7:30pm. Classes meet for 1 - 1/2 hours weekly. Enrolled students have the opportunity to audition and perform on stage, or work behind the scenes in a major theatrical production performed at the Corona Civic Center Theater.
Theatre arts classes
Major theatrical productions
“Literature Alive” program
Week long summer day camp
Community
Awards and Recognition
- OUR TEAM -

MEET OUR CREATIVE TEAM

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Cyndi Monroe

Artistic Director

Cyndi Monroe is the founder and President of Christian Arts and Theatre. She is passionate about teaching kids the arts in a way that will enhance their lives well into adulthood. In addition to overseeing the entire CAT organization, Cyndi is an award-winning director, playwright, and Screenwriter. Cyndi was honored as the Citizen of the Year for 2017 for the Corona Chamber of Commerce.

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Hollee Hennebelle-Cool

Director of Education & Resident Dance Director

Hollee has been dancing for 25 years now and has been choreographing since she graduated high school. CAT has helped her flourish her talents by giving her the opportunity to teach a variety of dance classes and choreograph for many of their productions. She is the resident choreographer and the Director of Education here at CAT. She has won several Inland Theatre Awards awards for choreographing and directing.

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Brianna Lopez Lucas

Resident Vocal Director

Brianna holds a BA in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from California Baptist University. She currently vocal directs our productions and teaches private vocal lessons. Brianna feels blessed to be on staff at CAT and loves the opportunity to invest in the growth of these incredible students.”

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Sue Green

Production Manager

Sue has been on the CAT staff since 2006. However Sue and her girls have been a part of the CAT family since 2005. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from the University of Southern California. She has worked in finance, computers, training, advertising, art, public relations, design and theater industries since 1986. It is her greatest joy to watch the growth of the CAT students throughout the years.

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Tammy Ladd

Office Manager

Tammy Ladd is our office manager and has been with us since 2006. She has been involved with CAT as a mom and volunteer since 2001, when her children, who are now adults became involved. She loves CAT and enjoys being a part of the CAT “family.”

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Gina Deson

Social Media Manager

Gina is our newest team member! Gina has 11 years of musical theater experience and 19 years of competitive figure skating experience. She graduated from Hope International University in 2015 with a BA in Business Management. Along with teaching and working in the office at CAT, Gina also teaches figure skating in Yorba Linda.