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We hope you will consider auditioning for these upcoming WCPR Children's Theatre productions. If you have question or would like to be added to our Children's Theatre email list, please contact 

Note: If there is not sufficient interest in auditioning for a production (based on auditionees completing the actor audition form and signing up for an audition time slot), there is a possibility that we could cancel auditions/productions. This is never what we want to do! If you intend to audition for a show, please complete the actor audition form 4-5 days before auditions if at all possible. 

13 Auditions (Instagram Post) (1)Rising Stars Summer Intensive Auditions
Sunday, April 7, 2024
1:30-4:30 pm
Franklin Recreation Complex
1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin
Ages 10-14

For the summer of 2024, the Rising Stars production will be 13, a hilarious, coming-of-age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it.  With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents' divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

*IMPORTANT* Pre-audition Information: Please check back in March for important information helpful for auditioning and online audition form.

If necessary, callbacks for some of those auditioning will be Sunday afternoon, April 14. 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 the end of the day on Wednesday, April 17.

•    Those auditioning must be able to commit to attendance at ALL rehearsals and performances.
•    Those auditioning must enroll within 2 weeks of being cast or their part will roll to another auditionee. 

Rehearsals and Performances:
This year, we are conducting rehearsals as a 2-week summer intensive camp, July 8-19, Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm. Three performances will be Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21. Week 1 rehearsals will be at the Franklin Rec Center; week 2 rehearsals and performances at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center. 

The cast activity camp fee is $400. Once the cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. Those auditioning must enroll within 2 weeks of being cast or their spot will roll to another auditionee. 

Blandina Vergara-Cruz is the director.

13 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 

She Kills Monsters (Instagram Post) (3) - CopyStraight to the Stars Auditions
She Kills Monsters (Young Adventurers (Teen) Edition) by Qui Nguyen
Thursday, April 18, 2024
5:30-7:30 pm 
Williamson County Enrichment Center
110 Everbright Ave, Franklin
Ages: Rising 9th Graders – Graduating 12th Graders

For the summer of 2024, the Straight to the Stars production will be She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. Straight to the Stars produces an audition-based straight (non-musical) play starring High School actors (rising freshmen through graduating seniors) during the summer. Straight plays generally have smaller casts, so these productions offer our oldest youth actors the opportunity to more fully develop their acting skills and delve into their characters in a smaller community of actors. And this production will not only offer acting opportunities, but opportunities in puppetry and stage combat! 

She Kills Monsters tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. 

Deidra Alexander is the director of this production. 

Callbacks will be Monday, April 22 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Enrichment Center. 

*IMPORTANT* Pre-audition Information: Please check back in March for the online audition information form, ability to schedule your audition, script sides and a character breakdown. 

The cast list will be posted on this page by the end of the day on Friday, April 26, 2024. Once cast, a registration code will be provided to cast members. The cast activity fee will be $150.

Rehearsals will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:00pm starting Monday, June 17 with a mandatory cast/crew/parent meeting. The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes, then cast and crew will stay for read-thru with handout of scripts. Rehearsals will be at the Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Avenue in Franklin. (A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given out at the cast/crew/parent meeting on the first night of rehearsal.) We will not have rehearsal on the Juneteenth (6/19) or Independence Day (7/4) holidays. Tech rehearsals (starting August 5) are mandatory, 4:30-9:00pm and are Monday – Thursday at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin. 

Three performances will be August 9-10 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center.

She Kills Monsters is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. 

For further information contact Alison Worden at or 615-786-0186 ext. 2513.

Want to know what happens at auditions? Please refer to our Audition Q&A sheet for general information about auditions.

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If you have questions about any of our Children's Theater programs, please email Alison Worden at  or 615-786-0186 ext. 2513.

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