Children’s musical seeks performers
Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for its summer musical production of Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast Jr.”
Auditions are scheduled from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 at the Waupaca Learning Center’s music room on Shoemaker Road.
Auditionees must come prepared with a short song to sing and may be asked to read from a script. Any youth auditioning without a parent or guardian present must have a signed note from home stating that he or she has permission to audition.
Parents are also responsible for picking up their child promptly at the end of auditions.
If callbacks are needed, they will be held from 3:30-5:30 Tuesday, April 24.
Based on the original Broadway production and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast Jr.” is an adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance and features songs by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman.
The 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 to 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.
In addition to Belle and Beast, featured characters include the town bully Gaston, his sidekick Lefou, Belle’s father Maurice, the enchanted servants Cogsworth, Lumiere, Babette, Mrs. Potts and Chip as well as villagers and castle servants.
The show has a number of popular songs including “Be Our Guest,” “Something There,” “Belle,” “Home,” and “Beauty and The Beast.”
Mary Zelinske, assistant director of the Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre’s productions of “High School Musical” and “Xanadu”, will direct.
Rehearsals, tentatively beginning June 5, will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Four performances will take place the week of July 23-26.
Parents are asked to not double-book students in activities such as summer sports, swimming lessons, or any other weekly activities during scheduled rehearsal times.
The Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre is part of the Waupaca Community Theatre and the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival.
For more information visit www.fineartsfestival.org or “Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre” on Facebook.