Theater Program

Big news about our musical theater track Fall 2024 season!

Musical Theater Track

We started our musical theater track in January of 2023 with Director Tim St. Clair II. Under his direction, we produced Finding Nemo Jr. , Beauty and the Beast Jr., and Seussical Jr. We are thankful for his investment in our musical theater program. In the fall of 2023, Tim opened his own youth and adult theater program: Ignite Theatrical based in Fountain Inn, SC, at the Younts Center for Performing Arts. We wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors!

As we prepare for our 2024/25 Musical Theater Program seasons, we have a new fantastical team. On May 12, we’ll be announcing our fall show, the new team, and some important changes we’ll be making to give our students and families even more value for their educational experience. Follow us on social media and get on our email list for the big announcement!

Musical Theater Track

Seasons

Our musical theater track provides 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. 

Shows

Each student in the musical theater track participates in the end-of-season show. Musical theater productions are performed at The Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain, Inn. 

Auditions

Every student in our program participates in the show. We train students for auditions and then hold auditions to determine cast roles: main role, a minor role, or ensemble role. 

Duration and Schedule

Each training session or rehearsal lasts 3 hours a week for a total of 12 training hours a month and every 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

Participant fees for the theater program are $123/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. We may offer an alternative payment structure for the stage play track depending 

Student Ages

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

No Choice the story of sex trafficking in South Carolina at World Upside Down Arts Studio in Greenville SC

Stage Play Track

No Choice: Sex Trafficking in South Carolina

We will are launching our stage play theater track in August of 2024, but you can join our team now. We need script writers and editors, filmers, film editors, actors, marketers, and more! Contact Joanna Puello if you are interested in joining the team: info@worldupsidedown.org

Synopsis: No Choice is a one-act play that tells the story of sex trafficking in South Carolina.
Style: We will use mixed media (film and stage play) to tell a riveting story.
Partnerships: We are partnering with local victim support organizations in the state to strengthen their efforts by telling their story.
Funding: Our team is 100% volunteer, and local artists are contributing to the project with sweat equity. We are applying for grants to help fund this project.
Ages: Primarily adults and a few high schoolers and middle school students

Rehearsals: Weekly rehearsals will start in August 2024 at World Upside Down Arts Studio in the evening on a day/time that works for the team members involved.
Performances: We are working with First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville, SC, to perform in their Fine Arts venue in February of 2025.  

World Upside Down Theater Program

World Upside Down Arts Studio is proud to offer a robust and growing theater program.   You can support our theater program by volunteering, sponsoring a show, and/or giving a 501(c)(3) charitable contribution to cover production costs for set design, costumes, props and more!