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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.

More interested in the technical aspects of theatre? Click HERE for more information on our Technical Crew Program for this production, including access to the Technical Crew Application form that must be submitted by February 9.

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

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. www.MTIShows.com.


Once on This Island JR Audition PosterRising Stars Auditions
Once on This Island JR
Sunday, May 17, 2020
1:30-4:30 pm (Come anytime within time frame)
Franklin Recreation Complex
1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin
Ages Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Our Rising Stars Summer Intensive production for 2020 will be Once on This Island JR. Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

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. Some children may have callbacks on Tuesday, May 19. It does not mean that you will not be cast if you do not get a callback. The cast list will be posted Thursday, May 21, at 4:30pm. Due to the size of the venue, no more than 45 children will be cast in this production.

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 June 3 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play.

Rehearsals will be Monday - Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm, (although some parts do not require being at every rehearsal) beginning May 26th at the Franklin Recreation Complex. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given out at the cast/parent meeting held on the first night of rehearsals.

Performances will be June 25-28, 2020 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park.

About Once on This Island JR:
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island, guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

Once on This Island JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


Our Town Audition FlyerStraight to the Stars Auditions
Our Town
Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22

5:00-7:00 pm (Come anytime within time frame)
Williamson County Enrichment Center
110 Everbright Avenue, Franklin

Ages Rising 9th Graders – Graduating High School Seniors

Our Straight to the Stars production for Summer 2020 will be Our Town. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners and the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. 

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. No registration is required to audition. The cast list will be posted Tuesday, May 26 at 10am.

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 June 10 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play.

Rehearsals will be Monday - Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 pm beginning June 1 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given out at the cast/parent meeting held on the first night of rehearsals.

Performances will be July 10-11, 2020 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park.

About Our Town:
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes. Through the young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and the many other Grover’s Corners’ locals, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human. “Oh, earth,” Emily Webb exclaims towards the play’s end, “you’re too wonderful for anyone to realize you.” With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Our Town offers a unique opportunity to make precisely that realization.

Our Town is produced through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.


 

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