Consistent with Wild Horse Children’s Theater’s commitment to our “no child turned away policy”, WHCT established the “Kyra and Norma Conway Scholarship Fund”. We realize the importance of the arts in the lives of every child and scholarships allow us to include any young actor who may not be able to pay tuition fees. You can download a scholarship application here or contact us for more information.
About Kyra and Norma:
Kyra Conway was one of our rising “Stars” at WHCT. Kyra was only 11 years old when we lost her suddenly to Influenza B. We will always remember Kyra’s quirky personality and bright smile and we will continue to honor her and her legacy by providing scholarships for children who love being on the stage as much as she did.
Norma Conway was Kyra’s grandmother and a force in the community to be reckoned with! She owned her own dance studio and was extensively involved with the performing arts in Northern Nevada throughout her adult life. Norma’s laugh was infectious, and her smile could light up a room. Norma was a huge supporter of WHCT and, although her presence will be greatly missed, her spirit will dance on forever.
Upcoming Auditions: Honk!, Jr.
Wild Horse Children’s Theater is guided by these key principles: casting all who audition; setting and achieving the highest artistic standards; embracing diversity in our performers, audiences, and staff; and providing a positive, family-friendly, nurturing community. Through the auditions process, we welcome children from all social and economic backgrounds. While we’re dedicated to training each child in the crafts, and skills required for the theatre, paramount importance is placed on the development of each child’s self esteem, and feeling of belonging at this theatre.
No previous training or experience is required to audition for a part in our productions. We also have a technical theater apprentice program for young people who would rather work back-stage in our productions.
As a non-profit organization, WHCT is self-supporting. Like many nonprofit theater companies, we are not able to cover all of our production expenses with ticket sales and membership fees. Our minimal tuition fee allows us to produce the high quality productions that WHCT is known for and to provide our young actors the opportunity to work with outstanding theater professionals.
Fall 2017 – Honk, Jr.
This delightful adaptation of the beloved tale of the Ugly Ducking and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.
Spring 2018 ; Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.
Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Summer 2018: Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical (Pending Release)
Sneak a peek into the "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Jones! Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought you Dear Edwina, comes Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person's desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.
We know auditions are not until September but we wanted to get the audition songs out so auditioners could practice during the summer.
Wild Horse Children’s Theater looking for actors, singers and dancers, ages 5 to 18, for our fall production of the musical “HONK!, JR.”, a modern retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story of “The Ugly Duckling”. Auditions will be held on Thursday, September 7th and Saturday, September 9th at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall. Auditions are by appointment only! You must call for an audition slot.
“Honk! Jr.” tells the story of a baby duck named Ugly, whose odd appearance is mocked by his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he encounters many interesting characters and finds his true beauty and glorious destiny, as he also finds love and acceptance.
JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL: Actors from this production will be selected to be part of our elite JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE TROUPE to attend the Junior Theater Festival West in Sacramento, CA in February 2018 and will perform a 15-minute selection for adjudication from “Honk, Jr”. and participate in workshops with Broadway professionals.
Thursday, September 7th, 4-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9th, 10-1:00 p.m.
CALLBACKS: Saturday, September 9th, 2:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 8,9,10,15,16,17
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-6:30 p.m. starting 13th. Not every performer will be called for every rehearsal, however you must list any conflict dates. We understand you have a life outside the theater, so please list your conflicts so there are no surprises during rehearsals. We are assuming you are available for all scheduled rehearsals unless listed as a conflict on the audition form. Tech weeks are the weeks of November 27th and December 4th and everyone must be available for tech weeks.
Audition reservations will be taken starting August 1, 2017
Auditions and callbacks are at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, King Street, in Carson City.