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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 alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. 

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! We urge you to complete the actor audition information form as soon as possible to indicate your interest. If you intend to audition for a show, please complete the actor audition form 4-5 days before auditions if at all possible. 


 

Urinetown (Instagram Post) (2) - CopyThe Star Bright Players Auditions
Urinetown
Sunday, July 28, 2024
1:30-4:30 pm
Williamson County Enrichment Center
110 Everbright Ave, Franklin
Ages 13-18

For the fall of 2024, the Star Bright Players production will be Urinetown, a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown provides a hilarious musical satire and fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms in a hysterically funny and touchingly honest way.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! (This production is rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International.)

For information on the directorial team for Urinetown, click HERE

*IMPORTANT* Pre-audition Information: 

Auditions will consist of a vocal performance, a monologue and a small group dance audition. Everyone auditioning must also complete an Actor Audition Information Form. See below for more details. 

•    Vocals - Prepare 16-32 bars of a song (30-45 seconds) in the style of the show. Come prepared to sing with track that you provide. Pick a song that you feel best suits your voice and the role* that you are most interested in portraying.  

•    Monologues – Prepare a monologue of your choice (no more than 1 minute) in the style of the role* that you are most interested in portraying. 

•    Choreography – A short dance combination will be learned and performed at the audition in small groups. 

•    Actor Audition Information Form – If you are auditioning for the CAST of Urinetown, we ask you to complete this online form prior to auditions HERE. The form includes the opportunity to schedule your audition time slot for Sunday afternoon, July 28. We will try our best to adhere to this schedule as closely as possible. We will also allow walk-ins to audition on a first-come, first-served basis. 

•    Crew Information Form – If you are in middle or high school and interested in being in the CREW, please complete the Crew Information Form HERE by Sunday, July 28

Actor Video Auditions – We definitely prefer for actors to come in person to auditions if possible, but will allow those who have done a production with Williamson County Parks & Recreation Children’s Theatre previously to submit video auditions if unable to attend in-person auditions. If submitting a video audition, please be certain to film in landscape mode in a well-lit area with as little ambient noise as possible and on a neutral background. Please be certain that your FULL name and name of the show all appear in the video title. (Example: Jane Smith – vocal – Urinetown or Jane Smith – Monologue – Urinetown.) You should submit 2 separate videos by the end of the day, Saturday, July 27 as follows to alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov:
1.    Vocal – Follow instructions above under Vocals.
2.    Monologue – Follow instructions above under Monologue
3.    In addition, please complete the Actor Audition Information form HERE
4.    NOTE: If submitting a video audition, you must be available for callbacks on Tuesday, July 30 (6:00-8:15pm) as the director or choreographer may ask for an in-person dance audition.

*To see a character breakdown on the roles in Urinetown, click HERE

Callbacks for some of those auditioning will be Tuesday, July 30 (6:00-8:15pm). If you do not get a call back, it does not mean that you will not be cast. Music and script sides for callbacks will be provided when callback e-mails are sent.

The cast list will be shared to those who audition via email by the end of the day on Friday, August 2, 2024. 

Once cast, a registration code will be provided to cast members. The Cast activity fee will be $200. The Crew activity fee will be $50. There is an optional $10 show t-shirt fee at registration.

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:45pm at the Williamson County Enrichment Center and the Williamson County Library next door, starting Wednesday, August 14, with a cast/crew/parent meeting. There will also be 3 Saturday afternoon rehearsals (1:00-4:00pm) at the Franklin Rec Center on August 24, September 14, and September 28. (There will be no rehearsals October 8-9.)

Four performances will be October 18-20 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center as follows:
•    7pm on Friday, October 18
•    2pm on Saturday, October 19
•    7pm on Saturday, October 20
•    2pm on Sunday, October 21

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


Alice Auditions Square (3)Rising Stars Auditions
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Sunday, October 27, 2024
1:30-4:30 pm
Franklin Recreation Complex
1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin
Ages 7-14

For the winter of 2024-2025, the Rising Stars production will be Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., the vibrant new retelling of the Disney classic set in the wacky world of Wonderland. When young Alice finds herself in a strange world where everything seems upside down, she must find her way home…and find herself along the way. As she travels through Wonderland, she encounters all of the iconic characters that audiences have come to love: including the ever-tardy White Rabbit, the grinning Cheshire Cat, a cool Caterpillar, the wacky Mad Hatter, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts. Alice in Wonderland JR. features Disney favorites such as “The Golden Afternoon,” “The Unbirthday Song,” and “Painting the Roses Red” along with brand-new songs, including music from the 2010 live-action film. (This production is rated G by Music Theatre International.)

The directorial team for this production will be announced soon!

*IMPORTANT* Pre-audition Information: Please check back in late September for important pre-audition information and forms. 

If necessary, callbacks for some of those auditioning will be Wednesday, October 30. 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 Friday, November 1, 2024. 

Once cast, a registration code will be provided to cast members. The cast activity fee will be $175. The Crew activity fee will be $40. There is an optional $10 show t-shirt fee at registration.

Rehearsals will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, starting Wednesday, November 13, with a cast/crew/parent meeting. There will also be 2 Saturday afternoon rehearsals (1:00-4:00pm) at the Franklin Rec Center on November 16 and January 11. (There will be no rehearsals November 25-27, December 23-January 1, or January 20.)

Three performances will be January 31 – February 1, 2025 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center. 

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


Tuck Everlasting (Instagram Post) (1)The Star Bright Players Auditions
Tuck Everlasting
Sunday, February 9, 2025
1:30-4:30 pm
Franklin Recreation Complex
1120 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin
Ages 13-18

For the spring of 2025, the Star Bright Players production will be Tuck Everlasting, the touching, warm-spirited musical based upon the American children’s novel of the same name by Natalie Babbitt with music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle. What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. (This production is rated “appropriate for all audiences” by Concord Theatricals.)

The directorial team for this production will be announced soon!

*IMPORTANT* Pre-audition Information: Please check back in January for important pre-audition information and forms. 

If necessary, callbacks for some of those auditioning will be Wednesday, February 12. 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 Friday, February 14, 2025. 

Once cast, a registration code will be provided to cast members. The cast activity fee will be $200. The Crew activity fee will be $50. There is an optional $10 show t-shirt fee at registration.

Rehearsals will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:00pm at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, starting Monday, February 24, with a cast/crew/parent meeting. There will also be 3 Saturday afternoon rehearsals (1:00-4:00pm) at the Franklin Rec Center on March 1, March 22, and April 12. (There will be no rehearsals March 10-12.)

Four performances will be May 2-4, 2025 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center.
 

Tuck Everlasting is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.ConcordTheatricals.com 


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

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