Theater Program

Theater Program


Our theater program runs a musical theater track and a stage play track that provide training in the fundamentals of acting, choreography, voice, stage performance, stage design, costume design, music composition for shows, and more. The spring season runs from January – May, and the fall season runs from August – November. Because our stage play track is new this fall, we will adjust our plan as needed throughout the year in order to adapt to the needs of our students and families.


Each student in the program participates in the end-of-season show. Musical theater productions are performed at The Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain, Inn. Theater productions are performed at the World Upside Down Arts Studio in a black box theater style.


Students must audition to participate in the show, and everyone who is in our theater program will be cast for a main role, a minor role, or ensemble role. Auditions will be finalized before rehearsals start. 

Duration and Schedule

Each training session lasts 3 hours a week for a total of 12 training hours a month and 3 hours a night the week of the performance before the first show. Typically we do not continue weekly rehearsals for the week of the second weekend of the show if there are two show weekends.

Policies & Pricing

The theater program costs $120/month per student. Parents can take advantage of a sibling discount. See the Policies & Pricing page for details on payment dates, pricing, discounts, and scholarship applications.

Student Ages

Elementary, middle, and high school students are invited to participate in our musical theater track. Middle, high school students, and adults are invited to participate in our stage play track.

2023 Fall Season

Musical Theater Track

Fall Season

For the Fall 2023 season, World Upside Down will be producing the musical Beauty and the Beast Jr. directed by Tim St. Clair II.


We already held auditions, and roles have been assigned.  


Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesday 5:00PM-8:00PM or Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00PM. Rehearsals started August 15, 2023.

Show: The show will be performed at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn, SC, on November 10-11 and 17-18. There will be three-hour rehearsals at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn every night the week before the first show. We do not plan to have rehearsals the second week before the second show. 

Ages: Elementary – High School Students

Musical Theater Director Tim St. Clair II

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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 into 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 “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

Performances on at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn, SC, on November 10-11 and 17-18, 2023.
World Upside Down Arts Studio is producing the Beauty and the Beast Jr. Show at the Younts Center in Fountain Inn Sc November 11-18. Come see the show!
2023 Fall Season

Stage Play Track

Fall or Spring Season

World Upside Down will be producing the stage play Oliver Twist directed by Caleb Woo. This will be our first stage play production, so please read the details below carefully as our launch will be progressive.


Times and dates for auditions coming soon!


Weekly Class: We are launching our stage play track with a weekly one-hour theater class on Thursdays at 5:00PM which will eventually morph into a 3-hour weekly rehearsal on Thursdays from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Pricing be similar to our musical theater track once we make that shift. 

Show: The show will be performed at the World Upside Down Arts Studio. Dates are TBD based on cast and availability. There will be three-hour rehearsals every night the week before the show.

Ages: Middle Schoolers through Adults

Theater Director Caleb Woo

Oliver Twist

Play by Robert Thomas Noll. Adapted from the book by Charles Dickens.
In 1838 the English literary magazine Bentley’s Miscellany, of which Charles Dickens was the editor, published Oliver Twist. This novel not only captured the attention of nineteenth-century Britain, but also heavily influenced the modern conception of the British Poor Laws and the workhouse system in the Victorian era. Oliver Twist has been made into a number of films and a television miniseries, as well as being converted into a musical stage show by Lionel Bart in 1960.
This faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ second novel is an exciting, fast-moving melodrama about the adventures of an orphan redeemed from a life of cruel poverty and crime by an act of unselfish courage. Filled with an atmosphere of mystery, its major characters—Fagin, Bill Sikes, Mr. Bumble, Nancy, and the Artful Dodger—are some of the most theatrically realized characters in all of literature. 
Performances are TBD and will be determined once the cast is formed, at World Upside Down Arts Studio.
Oliver Twist the stage play will be performed this fall at World Upside Down Arts Studio. Middle school and high school students and adults can audition in August!
Theater Classes

Theater Director Caleb Woo will be teaching a few theater classes from August through October of our fall season to support our stage play Oliver Twist which will show at World Upside Down Arts Studio this fall. See our Policies and Pricing page for scholarship information.