Buena Park Youth Theatre casting call for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Auditions: Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. (ages 9-18) Junior Auditions: Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8, 9:00 a.m. (ages 5-8 ONLY)
Location: Ehlers Event Center in Liberty Hall, 8150 Knott Ave. 

Callbacks: September 10 & September 12, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (By Invitation ONLY)
Location: Buena Park Community Center in the Ballroom, 6688 Beach Blvd.

Please prepare a song in your range (no pop music).  An accompanist is provided for those with sheet music, or you may bring a karaoke-style CD, without a vocal track.  A short dance routine will also be learned on the day of auditions, so appropriate attire and footwear is strongly recommended. One dance routine will be taught at each audition session – please be on time.  Missing the dance auditions will greatly affect casting decisions.  Auditions are open to all talent in Buena Park and all surrounding areas.

Disney’s 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 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.  Disney’s Beauty And The Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire community together for family theatre at its best!

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Buena Park Community Center located at 6688 Beach Blvd., 90621 and on Saturdays at the Ehlers Event Center located at 8150 Knott Ave., 90620 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Performance dates will be on November 22-24 and November 29- December 1.  Please refer to BuenaPark.com for more information.

Founded in 1981 by former elementary school teacher Ruth Walp, the Buena Park Youth Theatre was a direct result of the budgetary cutbacks in fine arts education in public schools. Since then, the program has produced fully staged Broadway musicals with over 7000 children and teens having participated over the years. The musicals continue to receive outstanding critical acclaim and attract audiences young and old.

About the Buena Park Fine Arts Division
As a division of the Community Services Department, the Fine Arts Division is committed to providing engaging programming for Buena Park residents of all ages, identities, and abilities in a welcoming and open environment. From live music and theatre to visual art and cultural excursions, we strive to celebrate the rich and multi-faceted diversity of our community. Through the support of the City Council and the Cultural & Fine Arts Commission, we are able to offer free or low-cost activities and events that allow members of our community to access and enjoy art and culture. For more information, visit BuenaPark.com or contact the Fine Arts Division at (714) 562-3868.

This article was released by the Buena Park Youth Theatre.