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Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR
Forms & Video auditions due by Saturday, May 15, 2021
Ages: Current (2020-2021 school year) Kindergarten through 8th Grade 

Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR Cast List - Click HERE

Our Rising Stars Summer production for 2021 will be Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR, based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons. 

For auditions, actors should complete the actor audition form and video the following and submit by Saturday, May 15, 2021:
•    Click HERE for Link to Actor Audition Form.  
•    Sing a Broadway-style song acapella. 
•    Go to https://www.mtishows.com/broadway-junior/audition-central, select Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR from the drop-down list, select ONE character and practice their “Script” scene (click on the word Script). You can have a friend, sibling, or parent read the other role(s) in the scene. 
•    Include your best video of both the song and script scene and submit along with completed actor audition form to both alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov and blandinavc@gmail.com by deadline.

No registration is required to audition. Some children may have callbacks on Wednesday evening, 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 online Monday, May 24, by 4:30pm. Refer back to this page for cast list. Due to social distancing protocols, only 20 children will be cast in this production. The director is Blandina Vergara-Cruz.

The Cast activity fee is $125. Once the cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. The fee must be paid by June 20 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play. 

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, June 15, and will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-7 pm at the Williamson County Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Ave, Franklin) and on Saturdays from 1-4pm at the Franklin Rec Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin). Rehearsals June 29-30 and Dress/tech rehearsals & performances (week of July 6-10) will be at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center (112 Everbright Ave, Franklin). No one will be allowed to miss rehearsal the week of July 6-10.

Changes to WCPR Children’s Theatre 2021 Covid protocols: 
Due to vaccinations being available and COVID positive case numbers dropping, we have recently been given some updates to the department’s COVID protocols you may have previously read and we wanted to communicate these changes to you: 
•    Beginning May 17th, masks are no longer required, but are recommended in WCPR facilities.  Each person can make their own decision as to whether they want to wear one or not. 
•    We have been given permission to expand our participation numbers in many of our programs, so we are making those adjustments where we can to allow more people to participate.
•    Extra cleaning measures will still be in place and hand sanitizer will be available throughout our facilities.
•    Although we are reopening our water fountains, we still highly suggest that your child bring their own water bottle and then can use the fountain to refill it if necessary.

Please be reminded that we are still in a pandemic – that has not gone away.  Should COVID numbers surge, we would reinstate certain restrictions where necessary.  Everyone needs to be smart and mindful regarding sanitizing measures.

Performances* will be July 9-10, 2021 (Fri July 9 at 7pm, Sat July 10 at 2pm and 7pm) at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park (112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin). *Final performances will be live with socially-distanced audience or videoed with link provided to participants, depending on current recommendations regarding Covid spread.

About Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR:
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is the basis for this fun and energetic musical. It follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs, such as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life. 

Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

For further information contact Alison Worden at alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

While the Lights Were Out Social MediaStraight to the Stars Youth Theatre Auditions
While the Lights Were Out
Sunday, May 16, 2021 – 1:30 to 4:30pm
Franklin Recreation Complex – 1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin
Ages: Rising Freshmen through Class of 2021 Seniors

While the Lights Were Out Cast List - Click HERE

Our Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre Summer production for 2021 will be While the Lights Were Out, an off-the-wall murder farce by Jack Sharkey. 

At auditions, actors will complete an actor audition form and perform cold reads from the script. Please come prepared with details regarding past roles and scheduling conflicts. No registration is required to audition. Please come any time within the 1:30-4:30pm timeframe.

The cast list will be posted online by Thursday, May 20, 4:30pm. Refer back to this page for cast list. A maximum of 15 roles will be cast in this production. The director is Annie Rice.

The Cast activity fee is $125. Once the cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. The fee must be paid by June 4 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play. 

Rehearsals begin Monday, May 24 and will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-7 pm at the Williamson County Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Ave, Franklin), except for Memorial Day, May 31. Rehearsals June 14-16 and Dress/tech rehearsals & performances (week of June 21-26) will be at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center (112 Everbright Ave, Franklin). No one will be allowed to miss rehearsal the week of June 21-26.

Changes to WCPR Children’s Theatre 2021 Covid protocols: 
Due to vaccinations being available and COVID positive case numbers dropping, we have recently been given some updates to the department’s COVID protocols you may have previously read and we wanted to communicate these changes to you: 
•    Beginning May 17th, masks are no longer required, but are recommended in WCPR facilities.  Each person can make their own decision as to whether they want to wear one or not. 
•    We have been given permission to expand our participation numbers in many of our programs, so we are making those adjustments where we can to allow more people to participate.
•    Extra cleaning measures will still be in place and hand sanitizer will be available throughout our facilities.
•    Although we are reopening our water fountains, we still highly suggest that your child bring their own water bottle and then can use the fountain to refill it if necessary.

Please be reminded that we are still in a pandemic – that has not gone away.  Should COVID numbers surge, we would reinstate certain restrictions where necessary.  Everyone needs to be smart and mindful regarding sanitizing measures.

Performances* will be June 25-26, 2021 at 7pm at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park (112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin). *Final performances will be live with socially-distanced audience or videoed with link provided to participants, depending on current recommendations regarding Covid spread.

About While the Lights Were Out:
A thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! A blonde stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger! The detective examines the body and announces, "He's been strangled!" This is but the opening of this shocking and hilarious murder mystery. Every clue is a doozy and the plot twists frantically. The delightful evening of mayhem moves crazily around the stage, leaving the audience breathless with surprise and laughter. The mystery is top-notch, the characters marvelous, and the comedy side-splitting! 

"While the Lights Were Out" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com 

For further information contact Alison Worden at alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.


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