Youth to audition for Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Abrams, WI Dec. 7, 2021: Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will bring a stunning Disney musical to life with its junior performance of “Beauty and the Beast.” “Beauty and the Beast” is the story of an arrogant prince cursed to become a terrifying beast unless he finds true love. The production is directed by Elizabeth Jolly, and show dates are March 3-6 and 10-13.

The musical calls for a variety of roles, both male and female, 18 years old (must be in high school) and under. Auditions are scheduled 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, or Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Nancy Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams.

Those wishing to audition should prepare to sing 16-32 bars of a song from a musical (not “Beauty and The Beast”). They may sing a cappella or play a karaoke track on their phone. Individuals will also do a short, unrehearsed reading and learn and perform a short dance. Kids who audition are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that they can dance in. 

No previous experience is required, and no commitments are made by auditioning. Masking is optional, and social distancing will be in effect. Youth who are busy or not feeling well on the audition nights are encouraged to email for instructions on how to submit a video audition.

Children who feel a little shy about performing are invited to help behind-the-scenes. Contact for more information.

Rehearsals are tentatively planned for 5-8 p.m. Sundays and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the first week of January. Not everyone will be required to be at every rehearsal. However, all cast is required to participate in all performances and attend rehearsals the weeks of Feb. 20 and 27.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.