C-MENT Basics: Who, What, When & Where?

What is C-MENT?

C-MENT stands for Christian Musical Enrichment Theater and is a ministry of Peñasquitos Lutheran Church (PLC) in San Diego.

C-MENT Mission Statement:

C-MENT inspires young performers to grow in their Christian faith
while developing their talents in musical theater.

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Who can participate in C-MENT?

C-MENT casts typically range from second grade through high school, but varies with each production. A specific age group is announced along with the audition call for each season’s production.

The Christmas production normally begins in September and is for 2nd-6th graders, culminating in performances in early December. The summer production usually begins in April and is for current grades 6-12. The performances are in late June.

You do not need to be a member of the church for your child to participate, nor is previous experience required! Everyone who auditions is invited to be in the cast and is sure to have a great time! Even non-actors can learn behind-the-scenes skills in technical production, such as sound, lighting, set design and costuming.

What it costs:

Normally the fall season tuition per student is $100, regardless of the number of participating cast members per family. The summer production tuition per student is $125. As the average cost per student is at least 30-40% higher, tuition helps cover some of our costs such as set, props and costuming. This also includes a cast t-shirt for every student and a rehearsal cd for every family.

We do not wish C-MENT to be a financial burden for families. Scholarship applications are available and can be easily downloaded from this site. Families who can afford to do so might even consider funding a child in addition to their own.

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When and where does it meet?

During production, C-MENT rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings in the PLC Sanctuary.

PLC is located at 14484 Peñasquitos Drive, just off the I-15 near Carmel Mountain. Click for directions.

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