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WCPR Children’s Theatre Summer Camps

Registration for all summer camps and auditions is now open. Limited spots remain for the Seussical KIDS Summer Intensive and Camp Broadway.

Looking to express your kid’s creative side? The Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) Children’s Theatre has announced a variety of performing arts summer camps and productions for ages 4.5 to 18.

Here’s a rundown of the summer offerings at WCPR Children’s Theatre:

Little Stars Beach Party Camp
Ages 4.5 to 8

WCPR Children’s Theatre’s weekly musical theatre class for young performers has a summer camp option with a beach theme for 2024. Campers will learn songs, put dance movements to them, learn lines and present it to family and friends in a showcase on the last day of each camp session. The cost to participate is $150 per camper, plus a $15 supply fee to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of camp.

  • College Grove Artsitorium at 8601 Horton Highway in College Grove
    June 10 to 14, 2024
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Williamson County Recreation Complex at 7250 Nolensville Road in Nolensville
    June 10 to 14, 2024
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Williamson County Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Avenue in Franklin
    June 24 to 28, 2024
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Longview Recreation Center at 2909 Commonwealth Drive in Spring Hill
    June 24 to 28, 2024
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

STAR Program Seussical KIDS Summer Intensive
Ages 7 to 12

The STAR Program is offering the opportunity to be a part of production of Seussical KIDS – all learned in two weeks of camp! The two week camp is capped off with two performances at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Seussical KIDS Summer Intensive will run from May 28 to June 7, 2024. Week one will be held at the Williamson County Enrichment Center from 9 a.m to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; Week two will be held at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost to participate is $375 per child, plus a $25 supply fee to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the intensive.

Camp Broadway
Ages 8 to 12

Campers will spend the week learning and performing some of the biggest show-stopping songs and scenes from Broadway plays. Kids in this one-week program will sing, dance, act, and create! This camp is intended for those who are just beginning to explore their interest in theatre or those who are more experienced in Musical Theatre. This fun-filled week consists of singing, dancing, creating skits, and theatre games and crafts, all while preparing a revue performance for family on the final day of camp. The cost to participate is $250 per camper, plus a $20 supply fee to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of camp.

  • Franklin Recreation Complex at 1120 Hillsboro Road in Franklin
    June 17 to 21, 2024
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Williamson County Recreation Complex in Nolensville
    July 22 to 26, 2024
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rising Stars 13 Audition-Based Summer Intensive
Ages 10 to 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! The 13 Summer Intensive rehearse from July 8 to 19, 2024, with three performances July 20 to 21, 2024. The director is Blandina Vergara-Cruz. The cost to participate is $400 per child. Auditions for this production will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex.

Improv Camp
Ages 12 to 18

This fun teen camp is full of theater games and creativity! Improvisation is defined as making up a scene or story without a script or any prior planning. Create scenes and characters from your imagination. Work on your skills of interpretation and storytelling. Play games to understand parts of the stage, the steps of storytelling, theater rules and cooperation. This camp will culminate in a showcase for friends and family on the final day of camp. Camp will run from June 10 to 14, 2024 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with the final showcase on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 7 p.m. The cost to participate is $225 per camper.

Musical Theatre Cabaret Camp
Ages 12 to 18

Campers will spend time honing their skills in singing and acting in musical theatre productions in this camp designed for teens. Campers will have an opportunity to work on chosen songs and musical theatre scenes with an experienced theatre director to gain strength and confidence in their voices and work together to create a showcase presented to friends and family on the final day of camp. Camp is July 22 to July 26, 2024 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the final showcase on Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7 p.m. The cost to participate is $225, plus a $20 supply fee.

Straight to the Stars 2024 production She Kills Monsters
Rising 9th graders through 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. This production will not only offer acting opportunities, but opportunities in puppetry and stage combat. She Kills Monsters will rehearse June 17 through August 1, 2024 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center. Two performances are August 9 and 10, 2024 at 7 p.m. at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center. The cost to participate is $150 per cast member. Opportunities are also available on the production crew working backstage or on hair and makeup. The crew fee is $40. Auditions will be on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center.

For more information or to register for summer camps and activities, visit here.For more information about upcoming auditions, visit here.

 

 

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.