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Classes, Camps & Workshops

WCPR works with a variety of performance professionals to bring you performance-related classes, camps and workshops.  Here you can find a variety of options, such as our popular Musical Theatre Experience Program and Little Stars as well as other opportunities in Scene Study, Audition Prep, Broadway favorites, and more. 

Fall Classes:
Little Stars Late Fall Session  (holiday theme)Little Stars Musical Theatre Class
Cost: $125 
Ages: 4 to 7
Instructor: Ashley Taft

Calling all future performers! Does your little one love to Sing, Dance, or Act? This 8-week, 1.5 hour class is for them!  We will learn songs, put dance movement to them, learn lines, and present it to family and friends in an exciting Showcase on the last night of class. This class is a great way to gain confidence, develop performance skills, and have fun! 

Each new participant gets a class t-shirt. Participants should bring a non-messy peanut-free snack and a refillable water bottle to class each week.

Location: Williamson County Enrichment Center (Franklin) - FULL! (Can register for waiting list.) 
Schedule: Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30pm
Dates: October 20 - December 15 (Holiday-themed Session)

Location: Nolensville Rec Center - FULL! (Can register for waiting list.)
Schedule: Mondays 5:00 - 6:30pm
Dates: October 18 - December 13 (Holiday-themed Session)

Click HERE to register. 

Winter Classes:
Social Media Little Stars Winter (Disney) Session Little Stars Introductory Musical Theatre Classes
Cost: $125 + $10 supply fee
Ages: 4 to 7
Instructor: Ashley Taft

Calling all future performers! Does your little one love to Sing, Dance, or Act? This 10-week, 1-hour class is for them!  We will learn songs, put dance movement to them, learn lines, and present it to family and friends in an exciting Showcase on the last night of class. This class is a great way to gain confidence, develop performance skills, and have fun!  

Each new participant gets a class t-shirt. This session is Disney-themed! 2 class options at each location.

Location: Nolensville Recreation Complex 
Dates:
Mondays, January 3 – March 7 
Schedule:
4:30-5:30pm* or 5:45-6:45pm* 
*Note:
For Martin Luther King JR (1/17) and President’s Day (2/21) holidays when schools are out and our centers are open for holiday hours, these classes will meet at 2-3pm and 3:15-4:15pm

Location: Williamson County Enrichment Center (Franklin) 
Dates:
Wednesdays, January 5 – March 9
Schedule:
4:30-5:30pm or 5:45-6:45pm

Click HERE to register beginning November 1. 

Social Media Lion King Kids Musical Theatre Experience Program – Disney’s The Lion King Kids
Cost: $200 + $25 supply fee
Ages: 8-13
Instructor: Julia Nolan, Center Stage Entertainment 

The MUSICAL THEATRE EXPERIENCE (MTE) program offers a fast-paced, but FUN education in musical theatre: 10 weeks of singing, dancing, and acting, while working towards a culminating production of 2 performances on a professional stage. Under the direction of Julia Nolan with Center Stage Entertainment, the Musical Theatre Experience program offering for the spring of 2022 will be Disney’s The Lion King KIDS. This weekly program will be offered in both Franklin and Nolensville with performances for both classes at College Grove Artsitorium April 8-9, 2022

The cost includes a show T-shirt and scripts. The supply fee covers costumes and props. There is a $25 sibling discount (after first child) if siblings register in the same transaction.

About Disney’s The Lion King: This captivating one-of-a-kind musical brings the African savannah to life. Join Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. 

Disney’s The Lion King Kids is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Location: Nolensville Recreation Complex
Schedule:
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm beginning January 19 (except for March 16) 
Performances:
1pm and 7pm on Saturday, April 9

Location: Franklin Recreation Complex
Schedule:
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm beginning January 20 (except for March 17) 
Performances:
7pm Friday, April 8 and 4pm Saturday, April 9 

Click HERE to register beginning November 1. 



Instructors:
Ashley Taft headshotAshley Taft
Ashley Taft (Little Stars) is a veteran of the theater, both on stage and behind the scenes. She is going on 20 years of working with local Children's Theater, wearing the hats of Director, Producer, and Musical Director. She is an experienced professional vocalist who has trained in both Nashville and Los Angeles, and has performed in Los Angeles with Civic Light Opera professional theater. Ashley has owned her own Vocal Studio business teaching beginners and intermediate singers how to reach their full potential until just recently when she, her husband, and 4 kids moved to Spring Hill from Southern California. Ashley is excited to be working with WCPR to bring new opportunities to young performers.

juliaJulia Nolan
Julia Nolan (Musical Theatre Experience Program), with Center Stage Entertainment, has an extensive background in all aspects of the performing arts industry. A graduate of Wagner College in New York City, she has toured the world, appeared in Las Vegas and on cruise ships, performed with Lee Greenwood and Earth, Wind and Fire, appeared in commercials, and had several number one hits in Japan. Prior to moving to Franklin, Julia created The Foundation for Performing Arts in Idaho that produced numerous children's theatre productions each year. Her love of directing and writing revue shows has been seen in many different schools and theatres across the country. 


For questions regarding WCPR's Children's Theatre Programs or to be added to the Children/Youth Theatre e-mail list, please contact Alison Worden at alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
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