Theater – C.A.S.T.

CAST’s 6th-12th graders present A Family Reunion to Die For, a murder mystery comedy with audience interaction. It’s time for the Knotting Family Reunion, and newlywed Christine Franklin is eager to show off her husband Freddie to the family she hasn’t seen in years. The joyful reunion quickly turns sour when there’s a murder. Complete with a hilarious chase scene, and a few surprising plot twists, this show is not to be missed!

Showtimes: Saturday, November 11, 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 12, 1 p.m. Simkins Hall.

$10/Adult $5/child/seniors

Children’s After School Theater (C.A.S.T.),  is a community program of First UMC for children in 1st through 12th grade. It fosters positive, imagination-inspired actions while building self-esteem through the arts. It explores writing, developing and producing plays and builds trust and teamwork.

C.A.S.T. sessions are built around the school semesters following the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District calendar.

Please visit the CAST Facebook page for news, events, and photos!

For future shows, you may download audition forms: One Child Form or Siblings Form
There is a $150 activity fee for each participant. Scholarships may be available.
Email CAST Director, Dane Rold at

Pay activity fee here – select CAST Activity Fee from the drop down menu.

Thank you to First UMC, its members, friends and family of C.A.S.T., and the community for keeping our beloved theater program alive since 2007.  And a special thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica and Wesley Foundation of UCLA along with Richard Keagy for your continued support!

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