The McDowell 
Center for 
Performing Arts

McDowell High School
Erie, PA

Check out our PHOTO GALLERY to see pictures 
our past CPA productions!

Welcome to the McDowell Center for Performing Arts Website!

    The McDowell Center for Performing Arts (CPA) is the most comprehensive and fully integrated high school department of its kind in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Millcreek Township School District recognized the need to enhance the arts education of its large student body and established the department in 2003. Since then, we have experienced tremendous growth and now serve the needs of over 1,000 students each year!

Opening curtain of The Pajama Game, November 2014

Cast and crew of Almost, Maine, February 2015

Cast, crew, and orchestra of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, May 2015

      With three full scale musicals and a play, there is certainly something for everyone’s talent who has an interest in theatre either on stage, in the orchestra pit, or behind the scenes in technical theatre. Interested in McDowell theatre? View our CURRENT SEASON or our PAST SEASONS. Also check out the BOX OFFICE page to see when tickets will be on sale. 
      As you can see, there is a place for everyone in the McDowell Center for Performing Arts. If your interest is in dance, drama, instrumental, or vocal, please consider one of our many offerings. Take a few moments... explore the website and all that we have to offer. We are confident you will find something that will interest you as we Sing, Act, Dance, and Play!

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