Announcing auditions for our summer plays!

Both productions will be rehearsed and performed at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. This will be a socially distanced and masked process. Casts will be limited in size to 30 students and will be rehearsed in pods to the best of our ability.

Little Shop of Horrors

9th – 12th- Grade Students

Auditions on April 12, 13, 14

Rehearsals begin May 3

Performance June 4, 5, 6

Directed by: Jennifer Conley Darling

Choreography by: Beau Hutchings

Audition sign-ups are currently open for Franke Center Youth Theater’s high school production of Little Shop of Horrors.

This play will be rehearsed and performed at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. Participants will be socially distanced and masked as COVID conditions require. The cast will be limited in size to 30 students and will be rehearsed in pods to the best of our ability.

Audition Dates for students in 9th through 12th grades (for current 2020-2021 school year)  – APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED
Auditions will be held at the Franke Center.
Monday, April 12 – Learning Day, two-time slots: 5-6:30 pm and 7-8:30 pm. Each group will learn music, dance, and acting in different areas of the building
Tuesday, April 13 – Possible added time slots as needed
Wednesday, April 14 – Audition Day – Specific audition time assigned at the end of Learning Day
Thursday, April 15 – Callbacks only – producer will call if the actor is requested
Rehearsals start May 3 (Monday through Friday from 5-7 pm)

Show dates June 4, 5, and 6, 2021 (Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 6 pm)

Audition sign-up is a two-step process. First, click here to pay your audition fee, then click here to provide your sign-up information.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little MermaidBeauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

We will continue to update you as our season progresses! Thank you for your continued support of our kids!


Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

5th – 9th-grade students

Auditions: May 17, 18, 19

Rehearsals begin June 7

Performance dates: July 15, 16, 17, 18

Directed by: Jennifer Conley Darling

Choreography by:  Beau Hutchings

Music Direction: Elinor Marsh

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.