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.

Seussical the Musical Jr.

Ages 8-17

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL JR.

All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos and guard an egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule and danger, the powers of friendship, loyalty, and community emerge triumphant!

Tuition: $200

The Horton Cast will perform July 23-25

The Whos Cast will perform July 30-August 1

Academy Productions Registration

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.

Register for an Academy Production experience on Arts People.

 

Register to be in the Cast

About Academy Productions

In a WCT Academy Production experience, every student is guaranteed a role in the production. We ask each student to audition for the role they will receive in this supportive environment. Leading up to the audition, students will have theatre classes designed to develop and strengthen their core stage skills, as they approach the audition date with the goal of  feeling prepared and confident in the audition process. 

Students participate in the full rehearsal process and are part of bringing a production to life from the first rehearsal to the final performances for audiences.  

Rehearsal Schedule

6/21-25 4:30-6:30pm
6/28-7/2 2:00-5:00pm
7/5-9 2:00-5:00pm
7/12-16 2:00-5:00pm

7/19-22 2:00-7:00pm TECH WEEK—Horton Cast
7/23 7:30pm PERFORMANCE—Horton Cast
7/24 2 & 7:30pm  PERFORMANCE—Horton Cast
7/25 2pm  PERFORMANCE—Horton Cast

7/26-29 2:00-7:00pm TECH WEEK—Who Cast
7/30 7:30pm PERFORMANCE—Who Cast
7/31 2 & 7:30pm  PERFORMANCE—Who Cast
8/1 2pm  PERFORMANCE—Who Cast

Production Info

dir. Madison Penzkover

music dir. Shannon Messplay

Tuition: $200

Cast Size: Limited to 40 students (20 in each cast)

Rehearsals Begin June 21, 2021 each afternoon

Tickets on Sale May 1

Special Events

JULY 4 – DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA PARADE
The casts of Seussical the Musical Jr. will participate by marching with the WCT Academy float in the Downtown Waukesha Parade on July 4, 2021.

Please Find Parade Details and Permission Slip HERE

JULY 17 – DOWNTOWN WAUKESHA FARMERS MARKET
The casts of Seussical will POPup perform at the Waukesha’s Farmers markets on July 17 to promote their show!

Summer Fundraiser

JUNE 21 – JULY 10 – ACADEMY FUNDRAISING TEAM CHALLENGE
WCT asks each family of Seussical cast to fundraise for the Academy Program, so that we can bring theatre classes and camps to even more kids and adults! We are setting our team challenge of $10,000 to be raised between June 21 and July 10!

JULY 10 – ACADEMY FUN RUN
Celebrating our Team Challenge success with a fun run and picnic, top fundraisers will receive awesome prizes! July 10, 2021

Find More Information HERE

Financial Aid

Waukesha Civic Theatre maintains a strong commitment to making our Academy and Academy Productions programs accessible to all students – regardless of financial circumstances. Need-based financial aid is available to any student. Download our Financial Assistance Registration Form HERE