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The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) and the Williamson County Performing Arts Center (WCPAC) at Academy Park have opened ticket sales for the WCPR Children’s Theatre productions for summer 2022.

Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre is WCPR’s theatre company producing straight (non-musical) plays starring high school students. The summer production for 2022 will be “Anne of Green Gables.” 

Adapted by Joseph Robinette from L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel of the same name, “Anne of Green Gables” follows the story of the feisty orphan Anne Shirley. 

Adopted from an orphanage in Nova Scotia by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, Anne’s acclimation to life in Avonlea isn’t exactly smooth sailing. The Cuthbert siblings wanted a quiet boy to help out around their farm, but instead, they receive Anne, a redheaded, freckle-faced, free spirit who turns their lives upside down with her quirky behavior. Anne navigates school, friendship and life in Avonlea in this charming coming-of-age tale. 

The play is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. Performances will be held July 15 and July 16 at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $10 through July 6 and $12 starting July 7 for all ages. Children 3 and under can sit on an adult’s lap without a ticket.

Rising Stars is WCPR’s theater group for younger performers in first through eighth grade. The Rising Stars summer production for 2022 will be “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.” 

Based on the popular Broadway production and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.” is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. It features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. 

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 

This production will have some fun interactive elements so that the audience can be a part of the show. The play is presented through special arrangement and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International in New York. More information is available at

Performances will take place July 29 at 7 p.m. and July 30 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 through July 17 and $12 starting July 18 for all ages. Children 3 and under can sit on an adult’s lap without a ticket.

Tickets for all upcoming events are on sale now and can be purchased at