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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 SquareLittle Stars Musical Theatre Class
Location: Williamson County Enrichment Center
Schedule: Wednesdays 5:00 to 6:30pm, 
Dates:    Early Fall Session: August 18 – October 6
Late Fall Session (Holiday-themed): October 20 – December 15 (except for November 24)
Cost: $125 
Ages: 4.5 to 7
Instructor: Ashley Taft

Calling all future performers! Does your little one love to Sing, Dance, or Act? This 8-week 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 complete on stage for 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.

Click HERE to register. 

MTE Frozen Kids FBMusical Theatre Experience Program – Disney’s Frozen 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 fall of 2021 will be Disney’s Frozen KIDS. This weekly program will be offered in both Franklin and Nolensville with performances for both classes at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center the weekend of November 19-20 (Note: This is the weekend before Thanksgiving). 

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 Frozen KIDS: Do you want to build a snowman? Disney’s Frozen KIDS is a 30-minute stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. This musical includes favorite songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production.

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

Location: Franklin Recreation Complex:
Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm beginning August 31 (except for October 12)
Performances: 1pm and 7pm on Saturday, November 20 

Location: Nolensville Recreation Complex:
Schedule: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm beginning September 1 (except for October 13)
Performances: 7pm Friday, November 19 and 4pm Saturday, November 20 

Click HERE to register.


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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