Wagon Wheel Jr. is an educational branch of Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts geared toward serving the youth of northern Indiana. With support from Wagon Wheel staff, area students present multiple musicals each season. The caliber of these shows lives up to the Wagon Wheel name, and it’s all made possible through the professional staff coupled with the volunteer efforts of the kids, parents, and their families.

If your child is interested in the performing arts, Wagon Wheel Jr. is the best place to begin! We offer acting and dance classes, as well

as summer musical theatre workshops. With this experience under their belt, students enhance many skills such as creativity, discipline, and confidence that apply to many areas beyond just performing arts. Many Wagon Wheel Jr. students have gone on to perform in Wagon Wheel Theatre professional shows during the summer and holiday seasons.

Since its inception in 2012, the Wagon Wheel Jr. program has become one of our biggest areas of growth and pride as are youth explore, learn, and grow in a professional theatrical atmosphere.

Auditions

The Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts is pleased to announce auditions for youth/teens for:

  • Its next Wagon Wheel JR Production.  This Halloween themed show (to be determined after the auditions) promises to be another SPOOKtacular production!
  • Its Professional holiday show Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical. A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.  Casting children’s chorus and the role of Susan. (Susan is a singing/dancing leading role for a child actress)

Both shows will be auditioned at the same time.  Simply fill out the form when you arrive stating which show or shows you wish to be considered for.  You can audition for just the Jr. Show, Miracle on 34th Street, or both!  Dates, Location, and information below.  Please be certain to double check all rehearsal dates and performances.  Due to limited time constraints, we cannot accommodate multiple conflicts. For more information, visit our website at wagonwheelcenter.org or email us at wagonwheeljr.kids@gmail.com

When:  Saturday August 26th, 2016

Ages 9-11 at 10:00 a.m.

Ages 12-18 at 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts: 2515 E. Center St.; Warsaw, IN. 46580

No need to prepare anything!  We will teach you a short song.

About the Rehearsals and Performances for JR SHOW:

Rehearsals: 

Friday, October 13* (Parent Meeting and Casting) at 5pm at least one parent needs to attend

October 14* and 15 (Weekend Rehearsal all day and afternoon/evening) Time to be determined

October 16-20 (Rehearsals after school) typically from 5pm-8:30pm

October 21 and 22 (Weekend Rehearsal all day and afternoon/evening) Time to be determined

October 23*-27* (Tech Rehearsals after school) typically from 5pm-8:30pm

We will do a run through of the show on October 28 at 10am.

*denotes mandatory attendance rehearsals

Performances:

October 28th and October 29th at 2pm.

We are also looking for volunteers to help coordinate and/or lead the decorating and events for the Halloween open house before each show.  Involvement in the show is not necessary.  Please let us know if you are creative and organized and want more information. Email us at wagonwheeljr.kids@gmail.com

 

About the Rehearsals and Performances for Miracle On 34th Street:

Rehearsals:

Monday November 20 -22: 4pm-9pm (subject to change)

Off November 23: Thanksgiving Day

November 24: 12 pm-9pm (subject to change)

November 25 and 26:  9am-9pm (subject to change)

November 27 – 29: 4pm-10pm (subject to change)

November 30 Tech and Final dress 12pm-11pm (requires kids to miss school this day)

Performances:

December 1st and 2nd at 7pm (6pm call time)

December 3rd at 2pm (1pm call time)

Off December 4th

December 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th School Shows at 10am (9am call) requires kids to miss at least half day of school

December 8th and 9th  at 7pm (6pm call time)

December 10th at 2pm (1pm call time)

December 11th OFF

December 12th, 13th, and 14th School Shows at 10am (9am call) requires kids to miss at least half day of school

December 15th-December 16th at 7pm (6pm call time)

December 17th at 2pm (1pm call time)

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Meet the Cast

Patrick Castillo

Marketing Manager

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Amy Simpson

Web Designer

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Allan Ritchie

General Manager

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Jenna Carson

Creative Director

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Auditions

AUDITIONS FOR YOUTH, AGES 9 -18

Next Wagon Wheel Jr. Show
Oct. 28 & 29
Auditions TBA