Current Performance Session


Spring 2020 Performance Session: Annie, Jr.

Annie Jr. will be directed by TAP Instructor, Miss Katie Clarke Rehearsals will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30pm-6:30pm, and will run for about 13 weeks, February 11th-May 21st, with performances at Burning Coal Theater in downtown Raleigh May 22nd-24th. Performances will take place Friday, May 22nd at 7pm, Saturday, May 23rd at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, May 24th at 2pm.  The first rehearsal on February 11th will be a team-building rehearsal for the cast to spend time getting to know each other through games and fun activities.  Children will audition during rehearsals on February 13th and 18th, and will then spend the following weeks rehearsing for the production.  

We will NOT rehearse April 9th, April 14th, and April 16th for Spring Break. 

Rehearsals will include time spent learning acting skills through exercises and games that focus on teaching acting skills that the children will use not only in the show, but in future productions as well.  

During the final two weeks of rehearsal, the children will be required to attend additional rehearsals.  During the week of May 11th they must attend rehearsal Monday May 11th, Tuesday May 12th, and Thursday May 14th (they will NOT rehearse Wednesday the 13th).  The week of May 18th they must attend rehearsals at Burning Coal Theater every day, Monday-Thursday.  These two weeks are our Tech Weeks, when the technical elements will be incorporated into the show.  Note that all 7 of these rehearsals will take place from 4:30-7:30pm (one extra hour) to allow time for running the full production, getting into costumes, adding lights and set, etc.  Attendance is MANDATORY for these two weeks of rehearsals for all children so that the technical elements can be incorporated into the production.  If your child is not available for the entirety of these Tech Week rehearsals, we ask that you do not register. Performances will occur May 22nd-24th. 

Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals will take place at TAP Studios.  Tech Week rehearsals and the performances will take place at Burning Coal Theater's Murphey School Auditorium in downtown Raleigh.  Throughout the rehearsal process, children may miss no more than two rehearsals, with the exception of illness.  No rehearsals may be missed during the final two weeks when we rehearse from 4:30-7:30pm, beginning May 11th.  If your child will need to miss more than two rehearsals, please do not register for the session.  

Specific information regarding auditions, what to bring and wear to rehearsals, performance tickets, etc. will be communicated to the cast via email once children have registered and enrolled in the session.  At auditions, children will learn music to sing, do several "cold readings" which means that they will be given scenes and monologues from the show to read "on the spot" (with time to prepare), and will do some movement auditions.  They do NOT need to prepare anything for auditions.  We do recommend, however, that they listen to music from the show on YouTube (be sure they listen to the Jr music) in order to familiarize themselves with the story!  All children enrolled in the session WILL be cast in the show

Session Cost and Registration Fee

The cost for the session is $500.  The first payment of $100 (non-refundable deposit that will go towards the cost of the program) is due at registration. You’ll receive an email once you’ve been accepted into the session with instructions on how to pay. You may then pay $200 by January 11th (one month before the session begins), and the final $200 by February 11th (the start date). Alternatively, you are welcome to pay it all at one time.  Please contact us with any questions regarding registration fees.  


To register for the Spring 2020 Annie Jr. Performance Session, please either email our Producer, Kevin Blackburn, at or use the "Registration Email" at the bottom of this page.  Please include that you are interested in registering for the Spring Performance Session, as well as your child's name, grade, school, and the best contact email and phone number.  The first 35 to email will be enrolled in the session.  You will receive an email informing you of whether your child has been enrolled or is on the wait list.  

Register for an upcoming Performance Session!

Theatre Academy Productions

3761 Northwest Cary Parkway, Cary, North Carolina 27513, United States

(919) 561-1379



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