formerly Steeple Players Theatre

Student Programs

2022 Spring Classes
(Heathers and Annie Jr. Classes are now FULL)

Information on SUMMER Programs will be announced soon.

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company announces their6 Student Spring Enrichment Programs!  The junior camp will be for students who are in the 2nd through 7th grades. This program will run from January 22nd through April 9th with classes being held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.  The performances of Annie Jr.  will be April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.   The award winning production has thrilled audiences for years and will be sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages. The fees for the junior camp are $250.00 with a $25 registration fee.
Our Senior Camp will be for students in 8th through college (up to age 22) and will run from January 22nd through April 23rd with classes being held every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The performances of Heathers the Musical Teen Edition are April 29th, April 30th and May 1stHeathers received two Drama Desk nominations (Outstanding Music and Outstanding Actress in a Musical) and two Lucille Lortel nominations (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Choreography). The fees for the senior camp are $350.00 with a $25 registration fee.
Once everyone is signed up and confirmed there will be an audition process to determine what parts will be assigned.  These auditions will happen prior to the program beginning. More information regarding this process will be sent upon registering.
Please note:  These camps are “Intensives” and require a strict level of dedication.  We reserve the right to dismiss any student as a result of any misconduct or behavior deemed inappropriate that might compromise the integrity of the program without refund.

 Vocal Lessons

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company is excited to announce that Cherish Lee will be partnering with HPAC and will begin offering private Vocal Lessons beginning August 2, 2021. Ms. Lee brings a wealth of experience and talent to the table at HPAC and we are so excited to partner with her in this new project. To view Ms. Lee’s full “Bio” please visit our website at and please fill free to also click on the application for more information regarding costs, availability, etc.

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Cherish Lee Bio

Daughter of entertainment icons, Johnny Lee (Urban Cowboy's "Lookin' for Love") and Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing on hit TV show "DALLAS"), Cherish Lee has been around the lime light her entire life.

Cherish was born in Los Angeles, CA. Raised in the performing arts and musical theater scene, she studied voice and was under the tutelage of Seth Riggs, Eddie Sayegh and Suzanne Kiechle expanding her vocal range from opera to rock/blues. Cherish has stared in several musical theater productions such as Into the Woods, Singing in the Rain, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, Mame, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and many more. As she began writing and recording her own music, she ventured out on the road performing her original songs in prestigious venues and festivals all over: Stagecoach, CMA Festival and Tin Pan South Songwriter's Festival as well as legendary songwriter spots like Bluebird Café, The Listening Room, Third & Lindsley and performing with her father at the infamous Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry. Some of her original music has landed featured spots on Blake Shelton’s “Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas”, Young and the Restless, and more. Cherish is one of Billboard’s Top Country Artist to Watch, Buzz Feeds Top Artist to Watch, Independent Female Country Artist Entertainer of the Year and has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Boot, NashFM's The Ty Bentli Show, Seacrest Studios, WSM and several magazines. She was also inducted into Country's Unbroken Circle on RFD-TV.

While not on the road singing her music, this mother of two took everything she has learned from her coaches and her personal experience singing with live orchestras and bands, she began vocal coaching students from ages 7-60’s. Lee says “Each student is different and completely unique. It is invigorating to teach! The student and I witness immediate growth within every lesson. Even the very first one. I’ve come up with my own methods that have helped me not damage my voice while performing 8 musical theater performances a week OR on a 14-day tour, in loud venues singing with a 7 piece band being exhausted.” Cherish has even gone on writing music for some of her students, producing their music and music videos helping bring to life their creative dreams.

Cherish says “It is an honor to be a part of watching people flourish”.