Cornerstone Theatrical Productions is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 that focuses on family-oriented, theatrical productions. Our number one goal is to provide a safe, family-oriented atmosphere where people in the local community can have fun on stage, meet new friends, and become a support to one another, while entertaining the community.
We provide a variety of productions, including an annual, faith-based Christmas show and an annual gala fundraiser. We will also be offering musicals and straight plays throughout the year. Regardless of whether Cornerstone Theatrical Productions produces a musical, straight play, acting camp, or gala, we will offer clean shows that are excellent and entertaining, whether comedic or serious.
Justin Carter, Producer,, has a B.A. in Business from Liberty University. Justin has performed in numerous shows in both Virginia and Georgia. While in Virginia, he toured with the musical "The Scarlet Pimpernel." He was in the Virginia and Canadian premiere of the show. He also starred in the world premiere of SETC's 1999 best new play, "April Morning," at the Renaissance Theatre Company. Justin and the show were both featured in the SETC Magazine. He also performed Roger in "Grease" and Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with the Academy of Fine Arts. Once he moved to Athens, Justin started his own casting and modeling company, Justin Wayne Casting. He is the sole casting director for Cannon Financial, Sabotage Films, and FA Entertainment out of LA. Justin is on the board of directors for Athens Creative Theatre and PACS Fine Arts Department. He is also the Worship Arts Director for PABC. Justin is the festival producer for the "Dixie Film Festival," which is an international film festival here in Athens (www.dixiefilmfest.com). The Dixie Film Festival now makes its home here after being in Atlanta for three years. Justin also teaches workshops on film acting and does private coaching for individual actors. Last year, Justin was brought on as a theatre advisor for the Virginia Christmas Spectacular in Lynchburg,VA.
Sharon Carter, Program Director, has an B.M. in Vocal Performance from Liberty University and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from UGA. Sharon has been trained in numerous styles of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, and modern and has been dancing for 30 years. Sharon began her theatrical career on the stage performing in such shows as Hello, Dolly! (Minnie Fay), Crazy For You (Tess), West Side Story (Velma), Oliver (Nancy), and Arsenic and Old Lace (Elaine) She directed and choreographed Footloose, All On a Christmas Day, Shenandoah Christmas, Christmas at the Five and Dime, Finding Home, and Jingle in the City. In film, she was the choreographer for Consumerism, the Musical. Scrooge and Nunsense are two theatrical shows she has choreographed, in addition to doing choreography for competition show choirs in Virginia. She has also choreographed for Virginia School of the Arts students in Fascination and worked in almost every aspect of theatre, including stage managing for Twelve Angry Men and accompanying for Fiddler on the Roof. Currently, Sharon directs the Elementary Drama Club at PACS, 3rd-5th Grade Children's Choirs at PABC and is a vocal coach in her own Voice Studio.