Willy Wonka Jr. & 101 Dalmatians Kids

Spring Musicals 2024
WIlly Wonka Registration101 Dalmatians Registration

Calling all youth actors, singers, dancers!

Your child will bask in the glow of professional stage lights, donning professional costumes amidst awe-inspiring sets and fully recorded orchestrations. This isn’t just a performance; it’s the full star treatment in a professional theatrical venue.

Don’t let the curtain fall on this opportunity. Register now and save your spot under the spotlight. With savings this spectacular, it’s not just an experience; it’s an investment in memories that will last a lifetime. Secure your early discount and be part of the magic that only live theatre can deliver!

All Who Register will be Cast!

Willy Wonka Jr. — A Golden Deal for Grades 5-12

ONLY – $649!

101 Dalmatians Kids — A Pawsitively Perfect Offer for Grades K-5

ONLY –  $549!

Performers Grades 5-12

Willy Wonka Jr. – A Whimsical Adventure!

Who Can Join: Grades 5-12
Rehearsal Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Rehearsal Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Program Dates: January 23 through Sunday, April 11
Performance Dates: Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11

Additional: Four Saturday rehearsals: 2/17, 3/2, 3/30, 4/6 12pm-4pm

Take an enchanted trip into Willy Wonka’s magical world filled with Oompa-Loompas, golden tickets, and extraordinary confections. This is a theatrical experience of a lifetime, blending vocal performance, acting, and stage presence into one dynamic program.

21Performers Grades K-5

101 Dalmatians Kids – A Paw-sitively Delightful Experience!

Who Can Join: Grades K-5 
Rehearsal Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Rehearsal Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Program Dates: January 22 – April 21
Performance Dates: Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21

Dive into the adorable world of “101 Dalmatians Kids,” where young performers can live out their fantasies of heroism and adventure. This program focuses on building confidence, enhancing vocal techniques, and nurturing team skills in a highly relational and contemporary setting.

Auditions: Your Chance to Shine in “Willy Wonka Jr.” or “101 Dalmatians Kids”

This is your moment to shine, and this year, we’re bringing the audition to you – right in the comfort of your own home!

All auditions must be video taped and submitted by January 5, 2024.

Here’s how to cast your spell in the audition:

Step 1: Prepare Your Slate
Your video audition starts with a slate. Stand before the camera, flash that star-worthy smile, and clearly state your first and last name. Let us know your grade and which show you’re auditioning for. Then, announce the song you’ve chosen to sing and the monologue you’ll be performing.

Step 2: Sing Your Heart Out
Select a 15-30 second snippet of a song from any musical that best showcases your vocal range. Remember, this is your chance to impress, so make sure you sing with a track or an accompanist—acapella performances will not be accepted.

Step 3: Monologue Magic

Bring your character to life with a 30-second monologue. You can unleash your creativity and choose one yourself, or if you prefer some guidance, here are some options we’ve compiled just for you:

Willy Wonka Jr. Monologues

101 Dalmatians Kids Monologues

Step 4: Record and Upload Your Video
Once you’re confident with your performance, record your audition and upload it to the respective links:

Make sure to submit your audition by the magical deadline: Friday, January 5th, 2024.

This is more than an audition – it’s your opportunity to be part of something magical. Break a leg, and we can’t wait to see the talent you bring to the PCAA stage!

Callbacks: The Call Back to the Stage: Every Audition Deserves an Encore

At Pickering Creative Artists Academy, we believe every audition is a chance to witness potential brilliance. That’s why we’re excited to announce that ALL our aspiring performers who audition will be invited to a callback—because everyone deserves a spotlight moment!

Callback Details:

101 Dalmatians Kids
📆 Date: Friday, January 12
⏰ Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
📍 Location: Pickering Creative Artists Academy

Willy Wonka Jr.
📆 Date: Friday, January 12
⏰ Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
📍 Location: Pickering Creative Artists Academy

What to Expect: Prepare to dive into the heart of the story! Callbacks are your time to truly shine and show us how you connect with the characters and songs from the show. During your callback, expect to:

  • Perform scenes and songs directly from “Willy Wonka Jr.” or “101 Dalmatians Kids”.

  • Learn and present a dance combination, so wear comfortable clothing that lets you move freely and express yourself to the fullest.

  • Engage with fellow performers and directors, demonstrating your ability to take direction and work as part of a team.

Preparation is Key: To give your all, familiarity with the material is crucial. Check out the songs from each show on YouTube to get a head start on learning the music and feeling the rhythm!

Let’s Make Magic Together: Callbacks are more than just a second audition—they’re the next step in our journey together. This is where we get to see how you fit into the tapestry of our exciting spring productions. So bring your best, be yourself, and let’s create something truly magical. We can’t wait to see you there!

We Have Musical TheatrE For You!

Elevate Your Child’s Performing Arts Experience this Spring at Pickering Creative Artists Academy in Centennial, CO!

Welcome to an unforgettable Spring season of musical theatre at Pickering Creative Artists Academy (PCAA) located in Centennial, Colorado! Our 2023 line-up includes not just one but two captivating productions: “Willy Wonka Jr.” for Grades 5-12 and “101 Dalmatians Kids” for Grades K-5. 

Why Choose Pickering?

Highly Relational Approach: At PCAA, we prioritize the student-teacher relationship to make learning a more engaging and enriching experience.

Contemporary Learning: Our modern techniques and unique approach make us a forerunner in delivering a holistic performing arts education.

Emphasis on Four Main Outcomes: We measure our success by your child’s FUN, HAPPINESS, GROWTH, and SUCCESS

Make your child’s Spring memorable by being part of our extraordinary theatrical productions. We look forward to seeing you at Pickering Creative Artists Academy, your home for superior performing arts education!




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Amy and Michael Pickering absolutely know music, theater, entertaining, education… and they attract high quality teachers who want to share their love of music with kids ready to grow. Both my children have been enrolled in various lessons. My 12 year is currently in the Broadway Bound class which gives her a chance to understand the fundamentals of performing musical theater, during a more casual setting than a full blown musical. My 9 year old son is loving drumming and benefited from piano lessons prior, he is a musician in the making. They are both always energized after their classes. We are grateful for the Pickering team and academy!” – Laura T.

If you are looking for top tier instruction full of joy and fun you should check out Pickering Creative Artist Academy. There’s nothing I love more, than my home full of music and songs from my kids. The growth they have shown in skills and confidence is amazing and keeps them looking forward to their lessons each week. We feel lucky to be a part of the Pickering family!” – Erin O

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I want you to know that you and Amy inspire. You never tell anyone they can’t do or they are too old. Your energy is infectious and you have provided a place for people of all ability to thrive! My children aren’t “the best,” but under the wing of your academy they believe in themselves and have the courage to share that with the world.
You are building community through music by not leaving anyone behind.
Thank you for all you do!

” – Amanda B