Creative Arts Productions (CAP) offers a 3-week summer theatre camp for youth, open to St. Joseph and surrounding area students that have completed 3rd grade – 12th grades. Our summer camp is held annually in July. Students meet Monday – Friday, 8 am – 1:30 pm, *DAILY participation is required. Camp provides students with an opportunity to explore the world of theatre by introducing youth to the stage and providing experienced performers more stage time to hone their skills. Camp is limited to 50 participants, some speaking parts and ensemble singing. All participants receive over 80 hours of instruction from a professional staff, learning all facets of theatre including auditioning, character development, stage presence, acting, singing, dancing, set design, lighting, and more. No prior theatre experience is necessary, only enthusiasm, curiosity, and a willingness to learn. For many participants, CAP is their first experience with theatre. Live stage performances are held the last weekend of camp and take place at the Historic Missouri Theater. These performances are open to the community.

*Registration (ONLINE) opens on March 1st on the REGISTRATION tab.

Students are encouraged to think critically and make creative choices while continually stressing the importance of teamwork. In just a few short weeks students grow to become true performers. The program works as a catalyst to inspire creativity, a lifelong skill that can help your child innovate no matter what career they choose. It’s the ideal way to empower your child’s growth this summer!



Creative Arts Productions is an amazing way to give student the opportunity to study in a fun environment that will help expand their skills at every level.  To learn more, please feel free to contact us today.

Mission Statement

Creative Arts Productions is a theatre arts organization that strives to inspire and educate local youth by providing opportunities to share talents, explore new skills, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts.


As we move towards the future, we are committed to continually strengthening the program through encouraging diversity and community engagement, supporting the growth and development of our participants, and ensuring financial security.


Creative Arts Productions is a non-profit organization established in 1979. Created solely to provide an annual youth theatre camp. It was the first of its kind in the St. Joseph area. The first production, “It’s A Hard Life” was performed in 1980.


Previous Performances

Peter Pan Jr. – 2023

The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition – 2022

Moana, Jr. – 2021

Elf the Musical Jr. – 2019

Shrek the Musical Jr. – 2018

Madagascar Jr. – 2017

Aladdin Jr. – 2016

Seussical Jr. – 2015

Mulan Jr. – 2014

Alice in Wonderland Jr. – 2013

Beauty and the Beast Jr. – 2012

Willy Wonka Jr. – 2011

Annie Jr. – 2010

Oliver – 2009

Phantom of the Op’ry – 2008

The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree – 2007

Friday Night Fever – 2006

Flapper! – 2005

WagonWheelsWest – 2004

Jack and the Giant – 2003

Kokonut Kapers – 2002

The Nifty Fifties – 2001

Peter Pan in Neverland – 2000

Hurricane Smith – 1999

Captain Noah – 1998

Give My Regards to Broadway – 1997

You Ain’t Nothin’ but a Werewolf – 1996

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown – 1995

The Great Ghost Chase – 1994

Live a Little – 1993

Jack and the Giant – 1992

Krazy Kamp – 1991

Tom Sawyer – 1990

Alice In Wonderland – 1989

Wizard of Oz – 1988

Dandelion – 1987

Peter Pan – 1986

The Hobbit – 1985

Sneetches & Trolls and Other Fables – 1984

Americarama – 1983

Being a Teen – 1982

A Summer Musical Revue – 1981

It’s a Hard Life – 1980