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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 26-28, 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
Straight to the Stars Auditions
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 presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.
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