UPDATE: As of Monday May 15, 2017, online registration for the night program is now closed. Walk-in registrations will be accepted at Auditions on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm, and Saturday, May 20 at 3:30 pm. Thank you for your interest.
UPDATE: As of January 19, 2017, we have reached our registration limit for both the Morning Show (School of Rock) and the Afternoon Show (Freckleface Strawberry). If you are interested in the Morning Program, Afternoon Program or the full-day option of Morning plus Afternoon, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be placed on the waiting list. If space becomes available, we will contact you and you can complete the registration process. Thank you for your interest.
Registration for Summer, 2017, is now open. Please note the following important changes for Season 55:
1) Early auditions will be held for several different roles in Billy Elliot. Please see this page for details. Please do NOT register online until after these early auditions have been completed.
- All children cast in Billy Elliot as Billy, Michael, Debbie, Small Boys, Tall Boy, and Ballet girls will then register for the Night Show and pay the Night Show tuition.
- Any children not cast in these Billy Elliot roles are welcome to register for the Morning, Afternoon, or Night shows (based on age).
2) The age limit for the Morning Program has been changed – rising 5th-graders can now participate in the program.
Due to increased costs, tuition fees have increased slightly for the Morning and Night shows.
The $75 registration fee is the minimal payment due at the time of registration for the program. Full payment for all programs is due no later than May 31, 2017.
The $75 registration fee and any WDW processing fees associated with a PayPal payment are non refundable at any time. If you cancel prior to May 31st you will receive a full refund minus the registration fee and WDW processing fees. All fees are non-refundable if cancelled after May 31st.
Please complete your registration for the WDW season and pay the non-refundable $75 registration fee at time of registration. If you are in need of financial assistance for the 2017 Program submit the “Scholarship Application 2017” no later than Friday May 12th. You will receive notice of our decision within two weeks of the deadline.
Paying with PayPal
If you pay using PayPal, please ensure that the name and address you enter on the PayPal page match the name and address on file with your credit card company. We pre-fill the PayPal fields with a name and address, but have encountered issues where the credit card used has a different name (for example, Mom registers but uses Dad’s card to pay…) Please let us know if your PayPal transaction does not complete correctly.
You have two payment options:
1) Register online and pay using PayPal, or
2) Register online and save WDW the 3% service charge by sending a check
Either way, we look forward to seeing you this summer!
Designed for students entering Grade 5 through entering Grade 9. Rehearsal Hours: 9:00 am–1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
The hours are extended during tech week . Daily attendance is required. Students should bring a bag lunch. The cast members will be exposed to various aspects of theatre production, i.e., basic stage terms and safety, stage presence, character development, dance, basic music theory, movement, and voice.
New for 2017 – the Afternoon Program’s first musical!
Designed for students entering Grade 5 through Grade 9. Rehearsal Hours: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday in the Black Box Theatre.
Participants will receive focused training on topics ranging from acting theory and ensemble building to guided monologue and scene work in an intimate setting limited to 25. Participants will additionally be cast in a one-act play and perform five times: two at the Regis College Fine Arts Center, and three in the surrounding community. Traveling to different performance spaces will afford participants a unique and practical look into theater design and the elements needed to create a fully realized production.
In their five weeks together, participants will learn what it means to own every aspect of their craft. Between developing the young actor through curricular experiences, and staging a play, each participant will leave a stronger theater artist and with a firm understanding of the inner workings of an acting company.
Click below to see a sample schedule for the re-designed Afternoon Theatre Intensive Program:
Designed for Students entering Grade 9 through age 23. Rehearsal Hours: 6:30pm-10:30pm, Sunday through Thursday.
Friday evening rehearsals will be added when needed.
Daily attendance is required. During Tech Week actors in shows on the main stage must be available to rehearse between the hours of 1PM and 11PM, with shows alternating rehearsal schedules each day.
The Evening program focuses on scene study, character development, movement, voice, music theory, and fundamentals of dance while rehearsing for elaborately mounted productions.