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 Registration

The enchanting modern classic from Disney, Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Rehearsal Schedule (Mon-Fri)

6/20-6/24 4:30-6:30pm

6/27-7/1 2:00-5:00pm

7/4-8 2:00-5:00pm (NO REHEARSAL ON JULY 4) 

7/11-15 2:00-5:00pm

7/18-21 2:00-6:00pm TECH WEEK—Reindeer Cast

7/22 at 7:30pm PERFORMANCE—Reindeer Cast

7/23 at 2 & 7:30pm  PERFORMANCE—Reindeer Cast

7/24 at 2pm  PERFORMANCE—Reindeer Cast

7/25-28 2:00-7:00pm TECH WEEK—Rock Troll Cast

7/29 at 7:30pm PERFORMANCE—Rock Troll Cast

7/30 at 2 & 7:30pm  PERFORMANCE—Rock Troll Cast

7/31 at 2pm  PERFORMANCE—Rock Troll Cast

7/31 at 4 pm STRIKE

Tickets on Sale May 1, 2022

Casts

Reindeer Cast

Young AnnaEllory Woodford

Young ElsaEmme McDonnell

AnnaAlexa Liesener

ElsaOlivia Hoppe

KingJosie Byrne

QueenHannah Wagner

HansPearl Wismar

PabbieAva Sabel

BuldaEdith Cramer

KristoffMollie Paquette

Sven – Julie Baginski

OlafRyan Stepanski

OakenMaks Skatrud

WeseltonUriah Kitchener

BishopJack Mlodzik

HandmaidenEve Skatrud

CookLayne Kulig

Steward – Harper Schmidt

Townsperson 1Makenna Humphrey

Townsperson 2 & 6Kenadee Cywinski

Townsperson 3Zoe Boschek

Townsperson 4Ezria Noe

Townsperson 5Gwen Rivest

Oaken Family soloist 1Zoey Pearson

Hidden Folk Soloist 1Vivian Beres

Hidden Folk Soloist 2 – Bryanne Lasota

Snow & Summer Chorus (featured vocalists and dancers) Natalie Brockman, Giulianna Jarvis, Brynn Liesener, Isie Woodford, Sophia Baginski

Rock Troll Cast

Young AnnaMaddie Magliocco

Young ElsaMonroe Rettschlag

AnnaCalleigh Mills

ElsaIreland Anderson

KingAva Pitcel

QueenAdy Ries

HansNoah Marlega

PabbieAubrey McDonnell

BuldaPeter Abshire

KristoffSofia Sass

SvenJoey Anderson

OlafLeila Hill

OakenEllie Wilhelm

WeseltonNor Weber

BishopXavien Hicks

ButlerGavin Amerling

Handmaiden/HF Soloist – Kamryn Timms

CookElliott Peterson

StewardAdam Refermat

Townsperson 1Meika Olson

Townsperson 2/6Gwen Peterson

Townsperson 3/4Rowan Pells

Townsperson 5Alisse Gonzalez

Oaken Family soloist 1Lilly Landwehr

Oaken Family soloist 2Sophia Refermat

Hidden Folk Soloist 1Evalynn Larson

Hidden Folk Soloist 2Kamryn Timms

Hidden Folk Soloist 3 – Jenna Schlickau

Snow & Summer Chorus (featured dancers and vocalists): Eva Daily, Kate Wilhelm, Clara Wollenzein, Aubree Thoms

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!

REHEARSAL DATES AND TIME

Rehearsals are 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. 

TECH WEEK REHEARSALS (The week of the show) 

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

CONFLICTS AND MISSING REHEARSAL

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

WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING

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. 

REHEARSAL BEHAVIOR AND COMMUNITY BUILDING 

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. 

FAMILY VOLUNTEERING

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! 

The Production Team of Frozen Jr. 2022

Director/Choreographer: Niki Cairns
Music Co-Directors: Emily Keiner and Bradley Weller
Co-Stage Managers: Cecilia Aguirre and Carly Irland
Lighting & Sound Designer: Stage Right Designs, owned and operated by Mike Van Dreser
Costume Designer: Margot Lange
Props Designer: Terri Alioto
Set & Master Carpenter: Katrina Hermann