About The Show

Showcase is the year end celebration of the arts at the CVTheatre. Showcase has the largest number of students involved as its focus is on the performances of the 7 dance classes available at Chartiers Valley, including the Charvalettes and Majorettes and the nationally ranked Chartiers Valley Dance Troupe. Showcase also includes live musical performances by CVTheatre students in conjunction with dance numbers, performances by the acting classes and a musical selection from the high school musical. The technical aspects of Showcase have provided the technical crew the opportunity to work with advanced technologies such as, moving lights, a 40' X 25' LED video screen and dual digital cinema projectors.

History

Titled In Motion, Showcase was started by Renee Ann Keil in 1983 as a production to highlight the talents of the "C.V. Dance Ensemble". Showcase was performed every other year from 1983 until 1992 when it became an annual production. Now known as the Chartiers Valley Dance Troupe, they've continued to grow and have since become a nationally ranked sports team at the Chartiers Valley High School. Renee Ann Keil directed Showcase from 1983 until her retirement in 2007, after which Showcase and the CV Dance Troupe were taken over by Cathy Jenkins.

Showcase has a history of employing several CVTheatre alumni for technical direction and education. Mimi Exler has been designing the lighting for Showcase since 2006, bringing her experience from rock concerts tours like Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.

In 2017, CVTheatre alumni Austin Pilz started the initiative to archive a complete history of all CVTheatre productions. Below you'll find all of the recorded Showcase productions we were able to find historical information for. Special thank you to Renee Keil, Kim Giffin, and Cathy Jenkins for the majority of these production programs, recordings and information. If you have information about a Showcase listed or not listed below, please contact us!

Production Information

Title: The Butterfly Effect

Year: 2018

Season: 2017-2018

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/10/18 - 05/12/18

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Chapters

Year: 2017

Season: 2016-2017

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/11/17 - 05/13/17

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Notes: The theme reflects the different pivotal moments in everyday life, each dance representing one chapter in the book of our lives.

Production Information

Title: Reminiscence

Year: 2016

Season: 2015-2016

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/12/16 - 05/14/16

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Expect the Unexpected

Year: 2015

Season: 2014-2015

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/07/15 - 05/09/15

Tickets: Online Tickets

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Notes: The 30th annual Showcase. The theme reflects on the many technical surprises in store for audience members, including the stage-wide LED array, rain on stage and interactive dances.

Production Information

Title: Red Carpet

Year: 2014

Season: 2013-2014

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/08/14 - 05/10/14

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Smokescreen Melodies

Year: 2013

Season: 2012-2013

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/09/13 - 05/11/13

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Notes: The theme reflects the use of only cover songs for all dances.

Production Information

Title: Everlasting Impressions

Year: 2012

Season: 2011-2012

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/10/12 - 05/12/12

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Notes: The theme reflects the use of songs from artists whose songs have touched the lives of listeners of all ages.

Production Information

Title: Silver Screen Symphony

Year: 2011

Season: 2010-2011

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/12/11 - 05/14/11

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Notes: The theme reflects the use of songs from popular Hollywood movies.

Production Information

Title: Reflections

Year: 2010

Season: 2009-2010

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/06/10 - 05/08/10

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Leave Nothing Behind

Year: 2009

Season: 2008-2009

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/07/10 - 05/08/10

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Peace Love & Dance

Year: 2008

Season: 2007-2008

Directed by: Cathy Jenkins

Originally Performed: 05/08/08 - 05/09/08

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Notes: First Showcase under direction of Cathy Jenkins.

Production Information

Title: Off The Wall

Year: 2007

Season: 2006-2007

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/10/07 - 05/11/07

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: We Will Rock You

Year: 2006

Season: 2005-2006

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/11/06 - 05/12/06

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: From The Pages Of Time

Year: 2005

Season: 2004-2005

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/12/05 - 05/13/05

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: ReMix

Year: 2004

Season: 2003-2004

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/13/04 - 05/14/04

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Images - Pictures from the Heart

Year: 2003

Season: 2002-2003

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/08/03 - 05/09/03

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Remembrance, Razzle-Dazzle & Rock 'n' Roll

Year: 2002

Season: 2001-2002

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/09/02 - 05/10/02

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

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Production Information

Title: Rock, Pop & Broadway

Year: 2001

Season: 2000-2001

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/10/01 - 05/11/01

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: The Journey

Year: 2000

Season: 1999-2000

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/04/00 - 05/05/00

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Jazz, Blues, Boogie and Broadway

Year: 1999

Season: 1998-1999

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/06/99 - 05/07/99

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Smoke Light and Heat

Year: 1998

Season: 1997-1998

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/07/98 - 05/08/98

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Journeys On The Edge

Year: 1997

Season: 1996-1997

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/01/97 - 05/02/97

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Revelations, Regrets and Dreams

Year: 1996

Season: 1995-1996

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/09/96 - 05/10/96

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Showcase 1995

Year: 1995

Season: 1994-1995

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/24/95

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Life, Illusion and Dreamscapes

Year: 1994

Season: 1993-1994

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 04/29/94

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Showcase 1993

Year: 1993

Season: 1992-1993

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 04/23/93

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Showcase 1992

Year: 1992

Season: 1991-1992

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 04/24/92

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

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Production Information

Title: Showcase 1991

Year: 1991

Season: 1990-1991

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/10/91

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

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Production Information

Title: Showcase 1990

Year: 1990

Season: 1989-1990

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/11/90

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Showcase 1988

Year: 1988

Season: 1987-1988

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/13/88

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: Showcase 1987

Year: 1987

Season: 1986-1987

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Unavailable.

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Showcase 1986

Year: 1986

Season: 1985-1986

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: 05/09/86

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Production Information

Title: Collage

Year: 1984

Season: 1983-1984

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Unavailable.

Production Information

Title: In Motion

Year: 1983

Season: 1982-1983

Directed by: Renee Ann Keil

Originally Performed: Dates unknown.

Production Program: Download

Production Recording: Digital archive available. Please contact us to obtain a copy.

Watch Recording: Online

Notes: The first Showcase.