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Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre

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Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre is the newest addition to Williamson County Parks & Recreation's award-winning family of youth theatre options. Straight to the Stars produces an audition-based straight (non-musical) play starring High School actors (rising freshmen through graduating seniors) during the summer. Straight plays generally have smaller casts, so these productions offer our oldest youth actors the opportunity to more fully develop their acting skills and delve into their characters in a smaller community of actors.

Straight to the Stars' inaugural production was Cheaper by the Dozen in August 2019, directed by Annie Rice and starring students from over half of Williamson County's high schools plus several home school groups. Performances were in the beautiful Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park.

In the summer of 2020, Straight to the Stars produced a socially-distanced blocked production of the Check Please trilogy and, in the Spring of 2021, Erin Laming directed a workshop class of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The Summer 2021 production was the murder mystery farce, While the Lights Were Out, by Jack Sharkey, and for the summer of 2022, Straight to the Stars produced 2 sold out performances of Anne of Green Gables, adapted by Joseph Robinette, from the novel by L.M. Montgomery, both directed by Annie Rice.

Straight to the Stars summer 2023 production will be Ghostlight by Stephen Gregg, directed by Guest Director Tyler Worden. For more details on auditions, rehearsals, and performances, click HERE

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

If you have questions about any of our Youth Theatre programs, please email Alison Worden at

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