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AWP Acting Studio
8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 111
Alpharetta, GA 30022

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Prepare to be entertained! 


Tickets are on sale for our next four shows: Valentine's Day Cabaret, Be More Chill, A Play On Words and Masquerade! Audition for Cabaret on January 26th or see you in the audience of our upcoming performances!

The AWPlayers Professional Company just wrapped up their production of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL!

Past season shows, Apprentice Company's musical HAPPILY EVER AFTER and Senior Company's HEATHERS!






January 26th 2020


ALL ages

The Cabaret show is coming up and we are looking for incredibly talented soloists, duets, trios, small group and large group performance pieces of ALL types. Sing, dance, act, juggle, circus arts, magic, live instruments, you name it! 


8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 111

Alpharetta, GA 30022

Valentine's Cabaret Show

Thirsty for love? Want to live vicariously through the love of others? Need a pep talk to tell that guy or gal you like how you feel? Or, do you need empowerment to step out of that relationship that's not doing so well? Well, we can't probably help with that (we suggest couples counseling or therapy). But what we can give you is a night of laughter and valentines day tropes and stereotypes. Celebrate the happiest day of the year (for some) with us!

And who knows, maybe you'll meet the love of your life in the audience!

February 15th 2020

1pm, 4pm, 8pm

1 & 4pm shows are family friendly, 8pm is an adult cabaret and is rated R! 

Snag your tickets below and we will see you in the audience!


8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 111

Alpharetta, GA 30022

8pm show produced by

Same Brain & AWP









February 1st

By appointment only

ALL ages

Please bring 2 headshot/resumes to the audition. 

Shoot dates:  March 30-31 and April 1-2-3.


8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 111

Alpharetta, GA 30022



written & Produced by Shay Thurmon

in association with

The Atlanta Workshop Players


  • Copy of movie for your demo reel

  • IMDB Credit

  • Exposure on Film Festival circuit

  • Networking opportunity

  • Working with super-cool people

Questions, email:




Please read the character breakdowns and select the role/sides that best fit you.





About the cast

Presented by:

The AWPlayers Professional Company members are thrilled to bring 'Be More Chill' to life in the Barefoot Playhouse. This talented group of teens have been studying and honing their skills for years and are excited to share this story with the audience! 

Ansley Lloyd

Chiara Misawa

Gavin Mikel

Julia Grashuis

Karen Gao

Kate Kingston

Luke Imhulse

Mac Roberds

Reyn Graves

Samantha Lane

Be More Chill

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about "The Squip," a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk? Be More Chill is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini.

February & March 2020

3:30 & 7:30

February 28 7:30

February 29 3:30 & 7:30

March 1 3:30

March 6 7:30

March 7 3:30 & 7:30 

March 8 3:30

Student $15

General Admission $20

VIP $30


8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 111

Alpharetta, GA 30022









About the cast


AWPlayers Apprentice Company

Adya Srinivasan

Ava Fields

Bram Fages

Cameron Liles

Cami Cook

Finley Malone

Fiona Veale

Graham Farrar

Jemma Schiffer

Katie Johnson

Mariella Freitas

McKenna Reas

Nyla Slate

Reznor Allen

Sofia Salas

Sophia Joss

Vanley Boro

A Play On Words


Three kids are stuck in the library doing their book reports against their will. All is somber until the characters in the books jump out and take the kids INSIDE the books on an educational journey like you wouldn't believe. Will the kids finish their reports in time? Will they finally enjoy reading? Or will they get trapped inside forever?! 

March 2020

3:30 & 7:30

March 21, 22, 28 & 29


Student $12

General Admission $15

VIP $25


8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 111

Alpharetta, GA 30022









About the cast


AWPlayers Senior Company

Amaya Baral

Annabella Trent

Anna Young

Audrey Mothershed

Ava Van Blabbeek

Christopher McBrayer

Elishka Baer

Graham Osborne

Heather Hines

Isabella Murphy

Jasmine Spencer

Jersie Thompkins

Maya Elizabeth Olmos

McKenna Reas

Morgan Perkinson

Nina Smith

Noelle Hendrickson

Phillip Nielsen

Rachel Branum

Ricky Misha

Sam Lew

Sarah Palmer

Sarah Serena Thompson

Sophia Kuechenmeister



Masquerade follows two siblings who move to a new school in the middle of the year and tracks their desperate attempts to fit in. Lots of laughs, heartfelt moments and a physical altercation...all on the first day, change the lives of every student at the school.  

April & May 2020

4:30 & 7:30pm

April 25 4:30 & 7:30

April 26 4:30 & 7:30

May 1 7:30

May 2 4:30 & 7:30

May 3 4:30 & 7:30


Student $12

General Admission $15

VIP $25


8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 111

Alpharetta, GA 30022








The demons have officially been expelled from the theatre after an incredible run! (This time Annie really did complete all of the passages...every single syllable!) An endless thank you to this cast and crew for pulling off absolute magic in the Barefoot Playhouse! An adventure like no other, a bloody, musical, VERY prop filled show was tackled with joy and ease by this amazing group of people! 

Thank you to everybody who attended one of the performances! Thank you for your loud laughter, for braving the splatter zone and for supporting the arts! Thank you to all of the Evil Dead fans that came out and joined us in our theatre for the first time! Looking forward to our next grand adventure in the theatre and hope to see you in the audience once again! 

CAST: Ashlyn Stallings, Baleigh Jordan, Caroline Mitchell, Domenico Fantozzi, Don Stallings, Nathaniel Sundholm, Reyn Graves

DIRECTOR: Don Stallings

CREW: BJ Guyer, Humsini Gopal, Matty Forde, Michael Monroe, Mike Reed, Ricky Misha

HOUSE: Anna McCague, Maya Olmos, Reymi Reyes, Taylor Ashley Knott

PHOTO & VIDEO: Carly Rose Dolan, Charles Bailey, Randy Mansour


Video: Randy Mansour





HAPPILY EVER AFTER is officially closed! What a joy this process has been working with the AWPlayers Apprentice Company! 

In Company, because it's a training program, we do things that really push each performer to take bigger and bigger steps towards their full potential! One of the ways we do that is by double casting some shows. This allows each performer to take on a large role in every show as well as ensemble roles. Learning how to perform as both a lead and ensemble member is key to successful futures, shows do not happen without both components. We also sometimes cast performers as a swing and they learn multiple roles and we had quite a few in Happily Ever After! It is a unique challenge taking on multiple performance tracks in a show and training to do that at a young age helps the performer to be prepared no matter what comes at them! Thank you to all of the performers for working SO hard in rehearsal and delivering an incredibly hilarious show! A literal laugh riot from start to finish! 

While we are sad to say farewell to these fairytale characters, we cannot wait to see what characters you bring to life next season! 

Thank you to our guest performers, Senior Company Members Austin Hitt and Luke Thomas as well as Professional Actors Don Stallings and Ashlyn Stallings. Thank you to our tech crew, house managers, directing team and all of the volunteers for making this show possible! 


And of course, thank you to our phenomenal audiences! "Without the audience, we are nothing more than mindless imbeciles, wearing funny clothes, talking to ourselves in an empty room." 




HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is officially closed! While the tears fall from cast members eyes as this chapter comes to a close, we are all incredibly excited about the work the Senior Company did, the conversations this show has started and the growth of each performer. 

One of the joys of the arts is being able to tell important stories just like HEATHERS THE MUSICAL. Yes, Heathers is a laugh riot but it also touches on incredibly serious, dark and far too common subject matter for the youth of today. Throughout rehearsals we had many conversations about what was going on in the show, how it compared to our own lives and what we can do to make a change for the better moving forward. The director of Heathers, Lynn Stallings, always brings up the fact that "If we can teach people to hate, we can certainly teach people to love." Our goal in producing HEATHERS THE MUSICAL was to entertain the audience, open their eyes to the difficult subject matter and be able to talk to peers, family, teachers, therapists etc. about the things brought up in this show that are happening in our lives. 

Each performer handled the subject matter with care, a kind heart and many hugs. 

Thank you to every Senior Company member for stepping onto that stage and being vulnerable, to truly open up and move your audience. Thank you to our tech crew, volunteers, directing team and of course our incredible sold out audiences, 8 SOLD OUT SHOWS! "Without the audience, we are nothing more than mindless imbeciles, wearing funny clothes, talking to ourselves in an empty room." 



"The kids were fantastic. I saw 5 of the 8 shows and feeling sad that I won't be able to see it again! A big thank you to Lynn and all of the other amazing AWP staff/family for their hard work preparing for this show, and the loving environment they provide for our kids." 

-Sheri Zager-Lew

"I loved Heathers. You guys are SOOOO talented, I am so proud of you guys. You guys did a great job!

-Leanna Angel Walker

"It's a shame that these things happen in the world and so important to have shows like this to open a conversation to do something about it.

-David Wright