The Williamson County Department of Parks and Recreation (WCPR) and the Williamson County Performing Arts Center (WCPAC) at Academy Park have opened ticket sales for WCPR Children’s Theater productions for the summer 2022.
Straight to the Stars Youth Theater is WCPR’s theater company that produces straight-up (non-musical) plays featuring high school students. The summer production of 2022 will be “Anne of Green Gables”.
Adapted by Joseph Robinette from LM Montgomery’s beloved novel of the same name, “Anne of Green Gables” follows the story of feisty orphan Anne Shirley.
Adopted from an orphanage in Nova Scotia by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, Anne’s acclimatization to life in Avonlea isn’t exactly easy. The Cuthbert siblings wanted a quiet boy to help them on their farm, but instead they get Anne, a redhead, freckled, and free-spirited who turns their lives upside down with her eccentric behavior. Anne navigates school, friendship and life in Avonlea in this charming coming-of-age tale.
The play is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. Performances will take place on July 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. both evenings. Tickets are $10 until July 6 and $12 starting July 7 for all ages. Children 3 and under can sit on an adult’s lap without a ticket.
Rising Stars is WCPR’s theater group for young performers in grades one through eight. The Rising Stars summer production for 2022 will be “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR”.
Based on the popular Broadway production and Oscar-winning film, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR”. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. It features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, plus new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is actually a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into himself. But time is running out. If the Beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his family will be doomed for eternity.
This production will feature fun interactive elements so the audience can be part of the show. The play is presented under special arrangement and all licensed materials are provided by Music Theater International in New York. More information is available at www.mtishows.com.
The performances will take place on July 29 at 7 p.m. and July 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 until July 17 and $12 starting July 18 for all ages. Children 3 and under can sit on an adult’s lap without a ticket.
Tickets for all upcoming events are on sale now and can be purchased at www.wcpactn.com.