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The Star Bright Players

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to sponsor, "The Star Bright Players," our award-winning Children's Theatre Group. This popular theatre program encourages local children ages 7 through High School Seniors to "take the stage, spread their wings and soar amongst the stars." The Star Bright Players produce two full scale musical productions a year and holds open auditions in February and September. Past shows include Anything Goes, Disney's Aladdin Jr., Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., Bye Bye Birdie, SHREK the Musical, A Christmas Story the Musical, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Addams Family, The Boy Friend, Peter Pan, The Music Man, Little Shop of Horrors, and Elf The Musical. 

The Star Bright Players "Wall of Fame" If you are a Star Bright Alumni - we want to hear about what you are doing now, especially if you are still involved with performing.  If you would like to be added to our Wall of Fame, please contact Laurie Kamunen.  Please include your name, age, the years you were with Star Bright, the Star Bright Productions you were cast in, your favorite Star Bright memory, how participating in Star Bright influenced your life, and a brief description of what you are doing now. Also, please submit a current picture of yourself (if you are still performing, try to make it either a head shot or action shot of you performing) and a picture of yourself when you performed with Star Bright.



Matilda Auditions PosterStar Bright Players Auditions
Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
Sunday, February 9, 2020

1:00-5:00 pm (Come anytime within time frame)
Freedom Middle School
750 Highway 96W, Franklin

Ages 7 through High School Seniors

Star Bright Players' spring production for 2020 will be the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl.

For auditions, actors should prepare a Broadway-style song to sing acapella and wear clothes that are comfortable for movement. No registration is required to audition. The cast list will be posted Wednesday, February 12, at 4:30pm. Click HERE for our Auditions Q&A.

The Cast activity fee is $100. Once the cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. The fee must be paid by March 9 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play.
Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm, (although most parts do not require being at every rehearsal) beginning February 18 at Freedom Middle School. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given out at the cast/parent meeting held on the first night of rehearsals.

Performances will be May 7-9, 2020 at Freedom Middle School’s Shelby Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. Leslie Milstead is the director.

Matilda Tech Poster UPDATEDInterested in the Technical Side of Theatre? 
Our Technical Crew Program offers those in 8th - 12th grades the opportunity to work behind the scenes with professional artists to learn: 
• Scenic Design 
• Costume Design 
• Stage Management 
• Set Construction 
• Scenic Artistry 
• Basics of Lighting and Sound 
• Prop Creation 

To apply for the Technical crew program for this production, you must submit a Technical Crew Application Form to by February 9th or turn in the form at Auditions that day. Click HERE to get a form. (There will also be some blank forms at Auditions.) 

The crew list will be posted on Wednesday, February 12, at 4:30pm. The Crew activity fee is $25. Once the crew list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. The fee must be paid by March 9 or your child will not be allowed to participate in the technical crew program for this play. 


Matilda PerformancesThe Star Bright Players present Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Freedom Middle School’s Shelby Theatre
750 Highway 96 West, Franklin
Thursday, May 7 - 7pm
Friday, May 8 – 7pm
Saturday, May 9 – 2pm and 7pm
Tickets $10 through April 30.
Tickets $12 beginning May 1.
Tickets available April 6.

About Matilda The Musical:

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Want to stay up to date with WCPR's Children's Theatre Programs?
You can receive knowledge first-hand about any children's theatre auditions, classes or workshops by signing up for our E-News emails. (We suggest selecting "Youth Activities" and "Performing Arts Events.") If you have questions about any of our Children's Theatre programs, please email Alison Worden at  or 615-786-0186 ext. 2513.

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