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Beauty and The Beast JR (Social Media) (1)Rising Stars Auditions
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR
Sunday, June 5, 2022
1:30-4:30 pm (Come anytime within time frame)
Franklin Recreation Complex
1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin
Ages Rising 1st – 9th Graders

The Rising Stars summer production for 2022 will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. Based on the popular Broadway production that and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" has many fun supporting roles allowing students to play objects inside the castle. 

*IMPORTANT* Pre-audition Information:
•    Actor Audition Information Form –
Fill out the form online prior to auditions HERE. (We will have some paper forms at auditions if you don’t get a chance to do this prior to auditions. Please come prepared with scheduling conflicts and information on past productions if completing the form at auditions.)
•    Song –
Actors should prepare 10-20 seconds of a Broadway song (in the style of the role they are interested in) to sing acapella or with track accompaniment. A hook-up for phones is available. (Please have already downloaded the track from YouTube, Pandora, Amazon or Spotify if using this method, to avoid lag time. Child must be able to play this themselves if using track accompaniment.) Please avoid country, pop or rock songs. 
•    Script sides –
Please familiarize yourself with the script sides shared below. They do not have to be memorized, but you should think about how you would want to perform each of the roles/scenes. You may be asked to read for any of the roles in these sides.
o    Script Side 1: Beast, Belle, Maurice 
o    Script Side 2: Belle, Gaston, Lefou 
o    Script Side 3: Gaston, Lefou
o    Script Side 4: Gaston, Silly Girls
o    Script Side 5: Maurice, Lumiere, Babette, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Cogsworth
o    Script Side 6: Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Beast, Cogsworth, Babette, Madame de a la Grande Bouche
o    Script Side 7: Narrators 
Note:
No registration is required to audition and you may come any time within the 1:30-4:30 time frame. 

Callbacks
for some of those auditioning will be Wednesday evening, June 8. If you do not get a call back, it does not mean that you will not be cast. The cast list will be posted by Friday, June 10, at 4:30pm.  

The Cast activity fee is $150. Once the cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. The fee (or first portion of the fee if making a payment plan) must be paid by June 24 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play. There is a $25 per child discount starting with second child if more than one child in a family is in the play (must pay for multiple children in same transaction). 

If interested in being in the crew for this production -- must be in middle or high school -- please contact alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. There is a $25 activity fee for those in the crew.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:30 pm, beginning Tuesday, June 14. There will also be 2 Saturday rehearsals from 12:30-3:30pm on July 9 and 16. All rehearsals will be at the Franklin Recreation Complex. The last week of rehearsals (starting July 25) will be every night and will be at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin.

There is a MANDATORY cast/parent meeting held for the first 45 minutes on the first night of rehearsals, Tuesday, June 14 at 5:00pm.

Three Performances will be July 29-30 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin, Tennessee. Performances will be 7pm on Friday and 2pm and 7pm on Saturday. Blandina Vergara-Cruz is the director. 

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supply by Music Theatre International, New York, NY. Mtishows.com 

For further information contact Alison Worden at alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-786-0186 ext. 2513.

Anne of Green Gables Social Media (2)Straight to the Stars Auditions
Anne of Green Gables
Sunday, May 22, 2022
1:30-4:30 pm (Come anytime within time frame)
Williamson County Enrichment Center
110 Everbright  Avenue , Franklin
Ages Rising 9th – Graduating 12th Graders

Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre is WCPR’s theatre company producing straight (non-musical) plays starring high school students. Our summer production for 2022 will be Anne of Green Gables. Adapted by Joseph Robinette from L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel of the same name, Anne of Green Gables follows the story of the feisty orphan, Anne Shirley. Adopted from an orphanage in Nova Scotia by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, Anne Shirley’s acclimation to life in Avonlea isn’t exactly smooth sailing. The Cuthbert siblings wanted a quiet boy to help out around their farm, but instead they receive Anne, a redheaded, freckle-faced, free spirit who turns their lives upside down with her quirky behavior. Anne navigates school, friendship, and life in Avonlea in this charming coming-of-age tale. 

*IMPORTANT* Pre-audition Information: 
•    Actor Audition Information FormFill out the form online prior to auditions HERE. (We will have some paper forms at auditions if you don’t get a chance to do this prior to auditions. If completing paper form at auditions, please come prepared with details regarding past roles and scheduling conflicts.)
•    Auditions will consist of cold-reads from the script. 
•    No registration is required to audition. 
•    Please come any time within the 1:30-4:30pm timeframe.

The cast list will be posted by Friday, May 27, at 4:30pm. 

The Cast activity fee is $125. Once the cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. The fee (or first portion of the fee if making a payment plan) must be paid by July 1 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play.

Rehearsals will be at the Williamson County Enrichment Center starting June 13 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm for the first 3 weeks. There will be a cast/parent meeting the first 30 minutes of the first rehearsal on June 13. Rehearsals will be extended the final 2 weeks with the last week of rehearsals (starting July 11) every night at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin.

Two Performances will be Friday and Saturday, July 15-16 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin, Tennessee at 7:00pm. Annie Rice is the director.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

For further information contact Alison Worden at alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-786-0186 ext. 2513.


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