Spotlight Moody to bring ‘Peter Pan’ to CEPA Feb. 23-24

For the 30 students in Moody High School’s Spotlight Drama Club, this month marks a milestone. It’s only been one year since the Club was formed, and its members are already producing their first full production.

On Feb. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., Spotlight Moody will present “Peter Pan” at the Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) in Pell City. The play is open to the public, with ticket prices at $5 for students and $7 for adults available at the door.

This classic tale of the adventures Peter and Wendy experience while going head-to-head with the evil Captain Hook and a ticking crocodile is loved by all. But Club members, led by sponsor Jonathan Hood,  have added their own twist to the classic tale that will thrill St. Clair audiences. Continue reading


Catch the PCHS Winter Cabaret on Friday, Feb. 9 at CEPA

PCHS Drama performs “Big Bad” at CEPA as part of the 2018 Winter Cabaret.

The Pell City High School Fine Arts Department is hosting its annual Winter Cabaret on Feb. 8-9. The event features performances by all four of the arts divisions at the school – drama, choral, band and visual art – in the Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA).

The show starts on the stage at 7 p.m., but be sure to come early to catch the PCHS Jazz Band performing in the lobby and look over the fantastic collection of paintings, drawings and photos on the walls.

Led by instructor Ginger McCurry, the PCHS Drama Department starts the Cabaret with a rendition of the musical “Big Bad,” which centers on the Big Bad Wolf’s trial for his crimes in the world of fairy tales. The performance features a selection of songs fun for the whole family interspersed throughout the courtroom drama. Continue reading


Four Panthers sign football scholarships on Signing Day 2018

From left, Gaitlin Roberson, Jordan Burgos, Sergio Alvarez and Braden Crow sign scholarships on National Signing Day.

On Feb. 7, National Signing Day, Pell City High School saw four senior Panthers sign football scholarships during a ceremony in the Center for Education and Performing Arts. The event was led by recently hired Head Panther Football Coach Wayne Lee.

Signing were:

• Sergio Alvarez, Jacksonville State University

• Jordan Burgos, Brevard College (North Carolina)

• Gaitlin Roberson, Kansas Weslyan

• Braden Crow, Mississippi College

Both Burgos and Roberson have ties to CEPA’s performing arts programs. Burgos father, Miguel, will play the role of Fist in the upcoming production of Four Weddings and an Elvis in April. Roberson performed in the Pell City Players’ production of Sister Act in 2017.


Spotlight Announces Cast for Spring Production

In April, CEPA’s Spotlight drama program will premiere the comedy Four Weddings and an Elvis, and Director Lesley Warren said she couldn’t be happier with the cast.

“We held three audition opportunities, and people just kept coming!” Warren said. “I had no idea there were so many talented folks hiding in St. Clair County, but they sure did show up this time, and I can’t wait to see what they can do.”

Four Weddings and an Elvis is a comedy set in a Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. During the course of the play, the audience meets characters such as love-sick Beverly, tattooed convict Fist, washed-up movie stars Vanessa and Bryce and, of course, Elvis.  Continue reading