Academy Productions

WCT Academy Productions are a theatre training program that gives students the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of participating in and creating a full musical production while learning skills that can be applied on and off stage - critical thinking, collaboration, mindfulness, and more.

Academy Productions Rehearsal

Join us for the 2024 Summer Academy Musical!

Camp Dates: June 24 – July 25


FOREVER CAST: July 26-28, 2024


Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

WCT Academy Productions are tuition-based programs run by professional theatre artists and designers that provide our students with a hands-on experience in the theatre.

Tuition: $300

Ages: 8 – 18 with max capacity of 60 students. Everyone registered will get a role

After auditions, those cast will register with a link sent with welcome packet.

Cancelled registrations will result in a 10% processing fee.


Register Here

Auditions and Registration

Registration is currently full. Email to be added to our waitlist!

 Audition information coming soon!

Parent Packet

What to Expect

Have fun and Learn something new! 

These are our two main goals for our summer together. Your directors and production team will provide you with the tools for an awesome show and you get to use those tools to make it incredible. We are very excited to get started, there are just a few things that are important to us, the group, and the show that we want to share with you!


Rehearsals are typically Monday – Friday from 2-5 p.m. Your directors will arrive at the theatre no later than 1:45 each day. If possible, please do not drop off before 1:45 so we can ensure safety and supervision. If you need to drop your child off early, please your directors or stage manager know. Please pick up promptly after rehearsal ends. 

TECH WEEK REHEARSALS (The week of the show) 

Tech week rehearsals will be extended from 2-6 p.m.


If you are going to miss ANY of the scheduled rehearsals, please write that down on your audition sheet. You may miss up to 3 rehearsals due to the short and speedy process of this production. If you are going to be absent for more than 3 rehearsals, it will need to be approved by the directors. 

Rehearsal Attire and Conduct


Rehearsal Attire: Everyone will be learning choreography, so please wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in. If you’re wearing street clothes, please make sure that you have a belt for loose pants and shorts under skirts. Covered and comfortable is a general rehearsal guide. 

Bring your own water bottle with your name on it. 


Respect: We are building a community of respect and consent. Please be respectful of your peers, directors, the building, costumes, props, set pieces, etc.. This program is built to teach you how to be a collaborative member of a production team and we need your help to foster this community of respect and collaboration. 

Patience: Be patient with yourself and your peers. We are all learning differently and a little kindness goes a long way. Please do not direct each other, focus on your work and what you can do to help the production. Sometimes we will have down time during rehearsal, so please bring a book, or something quiet to do while you wait. We recommend for you to spend time learning your lines, lyrics, and choreography when you have down time. 


Each WCT Academy summer program involves not only kids in the cast, but families as well. We ask each family to volunteer at least 10 hours toward the Academy production. These volunteer options include helping build the set, costumes, parade float building, cast meals, backstage helping, ushering, and more. 

Sign-up coming soon! 

Parent Booster Club

The WCT Academy Booster Club works to fundraise for our nonprofit theatre to provide experiences and opportunities for our whole community throughout the year. 
  • Summer Musical Merch Sales Planning
  • Summer Musical Fundraising – Summer Team Challenge Planning
  • Summer Academy Picnic Planning

Email us to get involved!

More Summer Fun

Summer Team Challenge Fundraiser

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by supporting the Academy Team Challenge, raising $10,000 to support our Academy program growth and the scholarship and outreach program. We have teamed up with Get Movin’© to make this event fun and profitable with online mobile friendly technology.
In July, together with our friends and family, let’s raise $10,000 to support the future of WCT’s Academy programs! Four weeks for the Future!

Academy Picnic

The Academy Summer Picnic is the celebration event for an annual fundraiser for the WCT Academy Scholarship program, a program that provides $10,000 of free or reduced tuition to our community. We ask Academy students and families to join us for pizza, games, karaoke, and prizes for our top fundraising families.

Date: July 13, 2024

Location: Cutler Park (Waukesha Public Library Pavilion)