Emerging Artists Company: The Secret in the Wings


In Emerging Artists Company, students will participate in a rigorous acting class that will build on past experience and current competencies to develop vocal technique, physical commitment, script analysis, and the actor's imagination. Working with a script, the camp will culminate in a full-scale production with a set, costumes, and lighting designed and produced by local professionals. The show will be directed by our Education Director, Colin Peterson. The process is run like a professional production and is perfect for the student looking to grow and hone their acting skills.

Audition Date:
Saturday, April 13th
4:30pm - 9:30pm

Please contact Colin Peterson, Director of Education, at for info about requirements and information about auditions.

Class enrollment is based on an audition.
Casting offers and registration information will be emailed following auditions.

Rehearsal Dates:
June 24th - June 28th
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

June 29th
Saturday: 10am - 6pm

July 1st - 3rd
(No class July 4th & 5th)
Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

July 8th - 12th
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

Free Before Care and After Care are available for all Emerging Artists Company students.
Before Care Opens at 7:30am
After Care Closes at 5:30pm

Tech Rehearsals:
Saturday, July 13th - 10am-8:30pm
Sunday, July 14th - 10am-8:30pm
Monday, July 15th - OFF
Tuesday, July 16th - 4pm-9:30pm
Wednesday, July 17th - 4pm-9:30pm
Thursday, July 18th - 4pm-9:30pm

(No absences, late arrivals, or early pickups will be permitted for Tech Rehearsals and Performances)

July 19th at 7pm (4pm Call Time)
July 20th at 7pm (1:30pm Call Time - Photo Call before show)
July 21st at 2pm (12:15pm Call Time)

NEW THIS YEAR: For one hour following the closing performance, ALL STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO HELP WITH STRIKE.

Ticket Information
All students receive four complimentary tickets for the weekend run. Comp tickets will be available 2 weeks prior to performance dates. To set up comp tickets, you will need to call the box office at 615-252-4675, let them know which student you are connected to, and how many comps you would like to use for which performance. You can split the comps over the weekend, however, there are four comps total for each student. If you have siblings in the show, both of those students receive four comps. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at $15 per ticket.
We are performing in the main theatre, so there are plenty of seats - PLEASE invite all of the folks you know to the show - we'd love for them to see their work!

Show Description:
This summer, the Emerging Artists Company presents The Secret in the Wings.

Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor. The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next one.

Content Warnings:
The content of this show is based on seven inter-woven fairy tales: "Allerleira", "Stolen Pennies", "The Princess Who Won't Laugh", "Three Blind Queens", "Beauty and the Beast", "Seven Swans", and "The Three Snake Leaves". These stories deal with themes of loss, abuse, death, lust, transformation, and unrequited love.

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NCT Drama School
Check Class Description for Rehearsal and Tech Dates/Times
Ages 14 - 18
Registration opens on 5/1/2024 at 10:00 AM