Engaging audiences through outstanding performances since 1976


Cookeville Children’s Theatre is committed to providing artistically excellent theatrical productions that foster creativity, self-discovery, critical thinking, peer collaboration, social interaction, and moral character development in young people, while engaging the audience and the Upper Cumberland community through outstanding performances, education, and community outreach programs.



Jennifer Welch - Producing Artistic Director

Cade Smith- Director of Education & Outreach

Michael Choate - Resident Music Director

Dawn Phipps - Resident Costume Designer

Board of Directors

John Beal - President/Treasurer

Karen Staggs - Vice President

Amy Mckenzie - Secretary/Fund Raising Chair


Kerri Apple

Brian Allen

Beth Anderson

Marie Ferran

Mark Poet

Jim Reed