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About Us


Central Kentucky Community Theatre was started in 2006 to provide opportunities to the citizens and youth of Springfield and surrounding counties to experience and participate in live theatrical arts. After 10 years of producing shows and educating students, Central Kentucky Community Theatre has entered into a unique partnership with the City of Springfield in an effort to expand its outreach and raise the quality of its productions and education initiatives. 

CKCT is located in Springfield, KY, and performs at the historic Springfield Opera House originally built in 1900. Springfield is the center of The Bluegrass State and is conveniently located an hour's drive from Lexington and Louisville. CKCT provides a variety of types of shows from straight plays to musicals, with opportunities for all skill levels and ages. CKCT also boasts student led showcases created by the k-12 students enrolled in our STARS education programs. 

In addition CKCT is now partnered with Mid Kentucky Arts, which produces evenings of chorus concerts featuring talented performers from across Central and Northern Kentucky.


A Theatre is a place for all of us to be able to examine our human condition and its unspeakable complexities by experiencing comedy, drama, depravity, hope, development, and empathy through the undeniable life of characters on a stage. The living experience of theatre draws us to both our shared humanity and the individual ways in which a person navigates their experience, however hilarious or dark it may be. It is our goal that anyone sharing the theatrical experience with us here at Central Kentucky Community Theatre in any capacity, be it audience member, actor, crew, box office, or volunteer has a quality artistic experience and encourages their participation in the never-ending, always changing, life cycle of theatre.

CKCT Board

Myra Howard - Chair Person
Jerry Grider - Treasurer

Mary Grace Lewis

Angelia Crenshaw

Debbie Reynolds

Mark Thomas

Daniel Bannister

Managing Artistic Director

Daniel Bannister is an actor/director by trade and a clown by choice. He is a graduate of Campbellsville University where he received a B.A. in Music ('19).  He has been a traveling professional actor for the last 4 years and in that time has used his talents in various roles: director, music director, and teacher. Daniel has performed and taught professionally all across Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida. He is excited to return to the area to create theatre with the vibrant and ever growing artistic community Kentucky has to offer.   

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Hollie Bannister

Education Director

Hollie has been a performer since she was 11 years old. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Campbellsville University ('18). She has been a professional actor for 8 years and has taught theatre to children and adults for 5 of those years. Hollie has performed and taught professionally all across the Bluegrass, Indiana, and Florida. While in the professional theatre world, she has worn many hats. She’s been a director, actor, teacher, stage manager, costume/set designer, production manager, music director, and anything “the show” needed her to be. She has established a creative and efficient teaching style to help cater to all types of learners by creating a safe space to explore their creativity while being part of an ensemble. Hollie is a firm believer that theatre is for everyone because theatre is about everyone. 

Teresa Tedder, Mid-Kentucky Arts Director

Teresa Tedder is a pianist, conductor and accomplished composer/arranger. She has been the conductor and artistic director of Mid-Kentucky Arts since 2001. Ms. Tedder, an assistant professor of music, formerly taught at St. Catharine College where she was Artist-in-Residence.  Teresa is also the director of music for St. Dominic Church in Springfield. She is an ASCAP composer and writes in many musical genres including choral, instrumental ensemble, and piano. Her publications number over 150 and her compositions include traditional, classical, jazz, piano solos and duets, sacred anthems and choral masterworks. She was named the 2007 Commissioned Composer for the Kentucky Music Teachers Association.  Her latest commission, Contemplare, was performed in October, 2016, to high acclaim.  

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