Our Rising Stars summer intensive this year is Disney’s Aladdin JR. which is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!
For auditions, please prepare 30 seconds of an age-appropriate Broadway musical song. There will also be a simple dance routine taught during auditions, so come prepared to move. No registration is required to audition.
The activity fee is $75. (Once cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. Fee must be paid by June 4th.)
Rehearsals will be Mon-Fri from 5:30-8pm starting May 28th (at Franklin Recreation Complex) with performances June 21st – 23rd (at Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park – Franklin).
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.
Cheaper by the Dozen Auditions
Monday, July 1, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
High School Students (Rising Freshmen - Graduating Seniors)
Williamson County Enrichment Center
110 Everbright Ave, Franklin
Our first Straight to the Stars production will be Cheaper by the Dozen, which is based on the true story of the Gilbreth family. The Gilbreth’s inventor father, who is well-known for bringing better efficiency to factories, keeps his family of twelve children running just as efficiently and the results of being part of the grand experiment are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To oldest daughter Anne, the chief effect seems to be that of making the children seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family, such as putting up a chart for the children to initial after completing each household task, using a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appointing a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason that Dad is keeping secret. The children don't understand the reasons and oldest daughter Anne rebels. Dad and Anne are both miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up.
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. No registration is required to audition. The cast list will be posted Wednesday, July 3, at 4pm.
The activity fee is $75. Once the cast list is posted, the Activity Code will be given out. The fee must be paid by July 17 or your child will not be allowed to participate in this play.
Rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday from 5:30-8pm starting July 8 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center. As it gets closer to the performances, the rehearsal time may be extended. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given out at the cast/parent meeting held on the first night of rehearsals. Performances will be August 9 and 10 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center.
Adapted by Christopher Sergel. From the book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
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