Scene with Atomic City Children’s Theater actors. Courtesy photo
Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, will hold auditions for its February production of Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and auditions are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3 in the gymnasium at Mountain Elementary School.
The auditions are open to all 3-8 grade students in the Los Alamos and White Rock area.
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The 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.
With many fun supporting roles allowing students to play objects inside the castle, this “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and set opportunities.
ACCT is also looking for students interested in participating as Student Directors, Assistant Music Directors, and Student Choreographers for this show. Mid-School and High School students interested in signing up as a Student Leader position should plan to stop by the audition to meet the directors and sign up.
Two public performances of Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. are scheduled for Feb. 8-9, 2019 at Smith Auditorium.
Atomic City Children’s Theater, an official after-school program sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Schools, offers performing opportunities to elementary and middle school age students and is designed to promote academic excellence through participation in the arts.
For more audition information, or to download the audition packet, visit the ACCT website.