The past is in the past but the future is for the taking!

In April 2022, CFVA was thrilled to present the world premiere of Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy, by local playwright Gretchen Suarez-Pena, and re-orchestrated and co-composed by celebrated local talents Julian Bond and Nishaa Johnson.

An official selection of the 2020 Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, Melina is a musical telenovela on stage with a tragic love triangle set in a steampunk world - a world in the firm grimp of a mysterious detector that holds time in its grasp. CFVA’s production featured props 3D printed by Orlando 3D printer manufacturer Deltamaker.

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.