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April 13, 2024

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WCPR Children’s Theatre to Hold Auditions

Click on the links to reserve your spot for the upcoming auditions of 'A Christmas Carol' and 'The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.'

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department’s (WCPR) children’s theatre groups — the Star Bright Players and Stars to the East will hold open auditions in September for productions of A Christmas Carol and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.

A Christmas Carol Info

The Star Bright Players’ Fall 2023 production will be the spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story, adapted by Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island).

Auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex. If necessary, callbacks on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center. The production is open to ages 10 through 18. Auditions will consist of a vocal performance, script monologues and a group dance audition.

Rehearsals are at the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 110 Everbright Avenue in Franklin on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting September 20, 2023.

There are two additional Saturday rehearsals from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex at 1120 Hillsboro Road on October 21 and October 28, 2023. Six performances take place over two weekends this holiday season: December 1 – 3, 2023 and December 8 – 9, 2023 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center (112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin).

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Info

WCPR Children’s Theatre’s brand new performance group, Stars to the East, will mount The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical as its first production in January 2024. With a book by Joe Tracz and Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki, this dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019.

Auditions for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville. If necessary, callbacks on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the same location. This production is open to ages 12 through 18.

Rehearsals are primarily at the College Grove Artsitorium (8601 Horton Highway, College Grove), with additional rehearsals at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville (7250 Nolensville Road). Rehearsals take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning Monday, October 16, 2023. Four performances will take place January 19 – 21, 2024 at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center.

For more information on WCPR children’s theatre, visit wcparksandrec.com.

 

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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.