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. 

Kyra Conway
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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.  

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2018 Season
Spring 2018: Junie B. Jones 
AUDITION DATES: JAN 11 & 13
WEEKENDS APRIL 20, 21, 22, 27, 28. 29
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 WILL BE LOOKING FOR A DIVERSE CAST OF CHILDREN AND TEENS FOR THIS EXCITING AND ENERGETIC SHOW! Although, Junie B. Jones and her friends are in first grade, we will casting older actors in the majority of these roles which require strong singing,acting and dancing skills.

We will be scheduling auditions starting December 1st. Call Pat Josten at (775) 440-1170 or contact pat@wildhorsetheater.com for an audition slot and we will posting audition information, music to prepare and script sides on our website in December.  YOU MUST HAVE AN AUDITION SLOT SCHEDULED IN ORDER TO AUDITION FOR THIS SHOW.

Character Breakdowns
Junie B. Jones
Junie B. Jones is a spunky, intelligent girl who is starting the first grade as our show begins. Determined and a bit impulsive, Junie B. finds herself at the center of many classroom antics. Cast an experienced actor with a strong singing voice and excellent comedic timing. Your actor must be able to balance Junie B.'s charm and precociousness so the audience cheers for her right from the start.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Daddy
Daddy is Junie B.’s encouraging father who always looks on the bright side. Look for an actor who can comfortably portray an adult figure in a world full of young school kids. Daddy sings a song with Junie B. and Mother, so find a performer with a nice voice who can portray Daddy’s kind heart.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Mother
Mother is Junie B.’s no-nonsense mom. She can be tough on Junie B., but it is all out of love. As with Daddy, find a performer who can play a more mature person. Mother is a perfect role for someone with a good voice who can portray a supportive parent.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Lucille
Lucille is Junie B.’s former best friend who has moved on to new friendships. Poised, put together, and probably a bit spoiled, Lucille controls and plans everything she does – quite the opposite of Junie B.’s bold impulsiveness. Cast a strong singer and confident actor in this role.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Camille and Chenille
Lucille’s new best friends, Camille and Chenille are twins. Just like Lucille, they are well dressed and very composed. These two roles are great for performers with bright energy who are also good singers. Remember, the actors playing Camille and Chenille don’t have to look exactly alike – so long as they are wearing matching costumes, the audience will get the idea.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Grace
Grace is another one of Junie B.’s former best friends. She is not as calculated as Lucille, she has simply made new friends apart from Junie B. This is a perfect role for a young performer who can portray a kind and laid-back character and has a good voice.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Mr. Woo
Mr. Woo is the supervisor on the school bus. This featured role is great for an actor with a commanding speaking voice as he is in charge of corralling the Kids on Bus.
Gender: Male

Bobbi Jean Piper
Bobbi Jean Piper is Grace’s new friend. Bobbi Jean happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and unintentionally ends up on Junie B.’s bad side. This is a nice cameo role for a new performer.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Herb
Herb is Junie B.’s new best friend. An endlessly kind and charming little boy, Herb easily balances out Junie B.’s more demanding side. Find a performer who has great chemistry with Junie B. Herb should be one of your stronger singers and a very likeable actor.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

May
May is the teacher’s pet. Eager to prove her brilliance, May does not prioritize making friends with any of her classmates, and they do not mind. Cast a performer who can tap into the humor and confidence of this vibrant role.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Lennie and José
Lennie and José are classmates and friends of Junie B. and Herb. These two roles are good features for actors with good energy and nice voices.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Scary
Mr. Scary is the Room One teacher. Unlike his name suggests, Mr. Scary is a supportive and encouraging teacher. This is a perfect role to showcase a mature and energetic actor. Though he has a few short singing lines, they could easily be spoken if the actor isn’t a strong singer.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Bb3
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Sheldon
SHELDON is definitely not the most popular kid in class. Plagued by a myriad of allergies and a general clumsiness, Sheldon’s good intentions often end in disaster. Cast a great singer who can bring out the nerdy charm in this endearing role.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Shirley
Shirley is a featured soloist in a few of the School Kids’ songs. This is perfect introductory role for a great singer who is new to acting.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Mrs. Gutzman
Mrs. Gutzman is the sweet old lunch lady, revered by all of the School Kids. Cast a mature performer who can capture her warm, grandmotherly nature. Mrs. Gutzman does not have to sing, so this is a great opportunity for a strong actor.
Gender: Female

Ensemble
The Ensemble consists of Tickle the dog, the School Kids, Lunch Student 1, Kids on Bus, Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, Student 4, Student 5, Lunch Server and Cheerleaders. These are great roles for anyone who wants to be involved in the production!
Gender: Both

Fall 2018: Mary Poppins,  Jr. 
WEEKENDS DECEMBER 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."