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Classes, Camps & Workshops

 All Williamson County Parks and Recreation Facilities
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WCPR works with a variety of performance professionals to bring you performance related classes and workshops.  Here you can find everything from Auditions to Improv, Puppets to Props, Stage MakeUp to Commercials.  Classes are offered at several of the facilities year-round. Please check back for more information! 

Summer Camps 2020:

Production Design Camp FlyerStar Bright’s Production Design Camp

Fill your theatre toolbox by studying the art of technical theatre with Megan Hardgrave, Artistic Director of the award-winning Star Bright Players.

Production design is the art of creating a cohesive visual field across all elements of a production. This camp will give students the opportunity to gets hand on experience in scenic design, costume design, and prop making. We will also learn script analysis techniques, how to cast an overarching vision for a theatrical production and how to manage the process of seeing your design come to life.

Campers should bring a laptop if they have one, although not required.

Ages: Rising 9th-12th Graders
Cost: $200.00 (payable online) + $25 activity fee (payable to instructor on first day of camp)
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: June 1-5 (Monday-Friday)
Location: Williamson County Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Avenue, Franklin)
Activity Code #: 17169
Registration opens Sunday, March 1.
Register or add to “wish list” by clicking HERE.

For further information contact or 615-786-0186 ext. 2513. 

Rising Stars Summer Camps T shirtRising Stars Musical Theatre Summer Camps/Intensives- 2020

Rising Stars Musical Theatre Summer Camps will be held at the following WCPR Facilities:

- (Franklin) Franklin Recreation Complex 120 Hillsboro Road – Franklin
- (WCPAC) Williamson County Performing Arts Center 112 Everbright Avenue – Franklin
- (Nolensville) Nolensville Recreation Complex 7250 Nolensville Road – Nolensville
- (CGA) College Grove Artsitorium 8601 Horton Highway – College Grove

Our Rising Stars Summer Camps are operated by the talented folks at Center Stage Entertainment, Julia Nolan and Shana Purkey. They both bring years of professional experience in the Entertainment industry and a passion for working with children who love musical theatre.

Over the course of each camp, theater-loving kids will have an amazing experience of singing, dancing, learning and creating, all culminating in a Finale showcase.

All camps offer a sibling discount.

Snacks (chips, cookies, popcorn) will be provided or you may send a snack with your child each day.

What’s expected of each camper?
• Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes/dance shoes
• Bring a labeled water bottle
• Bring a peanut/tree nut free lunch
• Have a good attitude and desire to perform

Registration opens Sunday, March 1.
Register or add to “wish list” by clicking on applicable Activity Code #.

We'll be singing and dancing through the best movie musicals Disney has to offer! With catchy tunes and dances from movies like Mary Poppins, Snow White and Jungle Book to the newest favorites like Frozen, Moana and more… we'll be sure to keep your toes tapping and your voices raised! Catered to our youngest campers, daily instruction will include singing, dancing, and acting in preparation of a special showcase for parents, family and friends at the end of the week. There's nothing better than watching your little ones fall in love with the movies and music you grew up with, plus the latest popular Disney musicals.
*Please Note: Students must be potty-trained. Students are always monitored by an instructor when in the restroom and assistance in the bathroom can be provided if needed.
Ages: 4-7 years (must be potty-trained)
Cost: $150.00 (payable online) + $25.00 activity fee (payable to instructor on first day of camp)
Sibling Discount: $15 per child after 1st child (must register in same transaction online)
Times: Monday- Friday 9:30am-1:30pm
Dates, Locations and Activity Codes:

  • June 1-5 Franklin Recreation Complex #16898
  • June 29-July 3 Longview Recreation Center #16899
  • July 6-10 Nolensville Recreation Center #16900

Kids enrolled in this one-week program will get to sing, dance, act, and create! Every child gets their own chance to shine! Students will perform an original musical revue featuring songs from classic Broadway shows and movie musicals like Annie, Oliver, and Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music to the latest hits like Wicked, School Of Rock, Disney on Broadway, Newsies, Matilda, and more. Our professional teaching artists create a fun and inclusive community where all students feel supported and confident. On the last day, kids will perform their original show for friends and family!
Ages: 8-12 years
Cost: $200.00 (payable online) + $15 activity fee (payable to instructor on first day of camp)
Sibling Discount: $20 per child after 1st child (must register in same transaction online)
Dates, Times, Locations and Activity Codes:

  • May 26-29 (Tues-Fri) 9:00am - 4:00pm -  Williamson County Performing Arts Center #16902
  • July 13-17 (Mon-Fri) 9:00am – 3:00pm - Nolensville Recreation Center #16905

This amazing opportunity gives each performer a chance to shine while learning about everything involved with putting together a production. This summer camp will be a jam-packed, exciting learning experience to develop young talent to its fullest potential. From the classics like Singing in the Rain and Sound of Music to the latest blockbusters like Greatest Showman, campers will celebrate the best movie musicals of classic Hollywood to today's hits, including Disney! You won't want to miss your chance to perform with some of Williamson County's most talented youth. Camp ends with a performance for friends and family on Friday afternoon.
Ages: 10-16 years
Cost: $225.00 (payable online) + $15 activity fee (payable to instructor on first day of camp)
Sibling Discount: $25 per child after 1st child (must register in same transaction online)
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: June 8-12 (Monday-Friday)
Location: College Grove Artsitorium
Activity Code #: 16906

This almost 2-week summer intensive will expose experienced youth performers to Musical Theatre in a unique, fun, and educational manner that will get them ready for the ‘big time’! Students will study singing, dancing, and acting throughout these hands-on intensive programs with local musical theatre professionals. Students will learn the “How- To’s” in auditioning, as well as proper vocal and dance techniques. Students will also study character development as they work on their scenes. Headshots and resume development are also included. Throughout the camp, students will be preparing for the separate showcase performance for family and friends to attend on Friday evening, August 7.
Ages: 10-16 Years (Must have previous experience in at least two Musical Theatre productions)
Cost: $475.00 (payable online) + $25 activity fee (payable to instructor on first day of camp)
Sibling Discount: $50 per child after 1st child (must register in same transaction online)
Dates and Times: Monday-Friday, July 27-31 (Monday-Friday) AND August 3-6 (Monday-Thursday)
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Performance: Friday, August 7 at 7:00pm
Location: Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin
Activity Code #: 16908

For more information regarding these camps, please contact 615-790-5719 & correct extension:
Franklin, WCPAC & CGA -  Alison Worden,,  ext.2513
Longview - Chase Cribbs,,  ext.2214
Nolensville -  Erin Evetts,, ext.2417

MCT Summer  OfferingsMissoula Children's Theatre

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for nearly 50 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,100 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors.

A tour team will arrive in Franklin in their “little red truck” loaded with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented at the end of the week. Our week long day camp consists of daily activities of rehearsals, theatre workshops, crafts, and related activities. Participants should bring a sack lunch and snack daily.

For the Summer of 2020, we are offering two opportunities: Johnny Appleseed and The Frog Prince. Due to the popularity of the MCT camps, participants may only register for one of these camps in order for more children to have the MCT experience. Sixteen current K-2nd graders and forty-four current 3rd-8th graders can register for each camp.

Ages: Current K-8th Graders
Cost: $150.00 (payable online) 
Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: June 15-19 (Monday-Friday) for Johnny Appleseed, July 13-17 (Monday-Friday) for The Frog Prince
Location: Williamson County Performing Arts Center
Activity Package #: 16825 (You will have opportunity to choose camp and age range during the registration process.)
Registration opens Sunday, March 1 at 9:00 am.
Register or add to “wish list” by clicking HERE.
Note: The Frog Prince is now full. If camp fills up and you would like to be put on the waiting list, please email with name and age of child and camp preference.

Synopsis of Johnny Appleseed: They say an apple never falls far from the tree, and we have Johnny and his good pals, the Apple Seeds, to thank for an ample abundance of apple trees! Johnny and his little buddies traveled across the land on foot, made friends with all kinds of people and animals, and slept under the twinkling stars. Their delicious, heartwarming adventures yielded orchards full of juicy, delectable fruit that took a crunchy bite out of hungry tummies across the west. Even a grumbly wolf is won over by the sweet taste of the apples and the kindness of friends. The tale of JOHNNY APPLESEED is a tasty reminder that kindness is at the core of friendship.

Synopsis of The Frog Prince: Deep in the royal swamp, a lonely Frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. The spoiled princess doesn’t want to live up to her part of the bargain and puts her royal Knights on alert. And so the trouble begins. Luckily, Frog gets some good advice from Ollie the wise old Aspen tree, the well-read Alligator, and the kindly Swamp Things. The Ducks, a busy Fly, and dancing Flamingos also come to Frog’s assistance as the Frog’s kindly servant tirelessly tries to set things right. Even the kindly Princess Proper and spunky Princess Peppy get involved and, despite the trouble caused by the mischievous Venus Fly Traps, all ends happily. Our hero becomes a Prince (formerly known as Frog) and realizes that friendships are made, not bought—and he discovers that it is not what you are but who you are that counts.

For further information contact or 615-786-0186 ext. 2513. 

R  S Musical Theater Dance CampsRhythym & Spirit's Musical Theater Dance Camp

Do you worry about your dance skills for theatre auditions? Then attend one of these camps to build your confidence while having fun learning choreography to some of your favorite Broadway show tunes. Come learn the different dance styles and techniques as seen on stage. Students will learn different combinations throught the camp as well as audition techniques and etiquette. Camp will end with a performance on the last day for friends and family. 

Ages: 7+ Years 
Cost: $100.00 (payable online) 
Dates/Times: June 15-18 (Monday-Thursday), 10:00am-noon 
Locations and Activity Codes:

  • Franklin Recreation Complex #16924
  • Longview Recreation Center #16925
  • Nolensville Recreation Center #16938
For further information about the Rhythym & Spirit Musical Theater Dance Camps, contact (615-377-6530 ext 2118) or (615-377-6530 ext 2117). 


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