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Director: Paula Sutter

Assistant Director: Beth Sutter

Vocal Director: Carrie Chaparro

Choreographer: Grace Beatty

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’s 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.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR CAST LIST

All those cast in Beauty and the Beast JR are required to become a KVTA member at some level (minimum $25) by a certain date during the rehearsal process. One parent being a member of KVTA does cover the membership requirement for all family members 17 and under. Memberships paid during the 2021-2022 season will also fulfill this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE: Following the updated Health Department recommendations, the KVTA Board of Directors has decided that effective immediately, masks should be worn by anyone entering the KVTA Studios, regardless of vaccine status. Please arrive at your audition time with a mask on. 

PERFORMANCE DATES/LOCATION*:

November 19-21, 2021

(Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 and 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm)

Lincoln Cultural Center 240 Warren Ave Kankakee IL 60901
*While we are cautiously optimistic about the future of our 2021-2022 season, the KVTA Board of Directors has decided NOT to proceed with school show performances of Beauty and the Beast JR. Instead, we will offer four public performances. School show performances for our spring 2022 production of Mary Poppins JR. will be re-evaluated in December of 2021.*

Further questions regarding auditions, callbacks, or casting may be emailed to the Director, Paula Sutter, at: kvtabatb@gmail.com  Please include "Beauty and the Beast JR" in the subject line.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

If your child is cast in the production a parent will be required...

  1. To become a general member of KVTA ($25 minimum).

  2. To attend the parent meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at the KVTA Studios at 6:30 p.m.

  3. To complete 10 hours of volunteer time for each child in your family that is cast.

  4. To schedule a costume appointment time during the week of September 13-19. 

CAST LIST:

THANK YOU to everyone who took the time and effort to audition for Beauty and the Beast JR. We had so many talented youth audition. If you didn’t make this production, please try again. Just know that this was a very hard decision for me and my staff!

If your name is on the cast list you need to do two things right away: 1. Email me to accept OR decline your role – kvtabatb@gmail.com

2. Have your parent make a costume appointment for you. It is very important that we get everyone measured/fitted this week, as we have many costumes to make.
Sign up here for your appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C44A8AA2AA0FF2-beauty1 

There will be a parent and cast meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 at the studios. It is important that at least one parent attend. it should only last about an hour.

Beauty and the Beast Jr. Cast List

(Ensemble parts will be assigned this week)

Beast ................................................ Ethan Jackson

Belle ................................................. Chloe Kearney

Maurice ............................................ Holden Hall

Gaston.............................................. Paul Bishir

LeFou .............................................. Brody Wosz

Silly Girls ......................................... Melaina Hall, Abby Purcell, Colby Ogibovic, LilyAnne Daniels

Narrator 1 ........................................ Margie Meyer

Narrator 2 ........................................ Beatrice White

Narrator 3 ........................................ Hannah Mantooth

Narrator 4..........................................Mary Worby

Lumiere ............................................Camden Norfleet

Cogsworth ....................................... Charlotte Case

Mrs. Potts ........................................ Alitheia Barbee

Chip ................................................. Artie Meyer

Madame De La Grande Bouche ..... Grace Soucie

Babette............................................. Clare Steffes

Monsieur D’arque............................. Wesley Haggard

 

Ensemble:

Includes Villagers, Servants (Be Our Guest objects), etc. (parts will be determined this week)

Victoria Eisenach, Seamus Prendergast, Ruby Christensen, Jacee Yeates, Adelyn Lindsay, Raegan Jones, Lindsey Hudgins, Adrianna Udstuen, Kinley Collins, Alexis Douglas, Carly Carrigan, Liam Johnson, Ella Kraemer, Carson Williams, Sevin Casey, Quinlin Kirkland, Haley O’Keefe, Michaela Richey, Kara Settle, Sophie Powell, Ellie Whalen, Claire Steinacker, Ella Steinacker, Gabriella Fuentes, Emma O’Brien, Kylee Kothe, Margot Mau-Bridges, Adele Mau-Bridges, Noah Parpart, Cole Pilbeam

Questions? Send an email to: kvtabatb@gmail.com  Put Beauty and the Beast in the subject line. 

Thank you,

Beauty and the Beast JR 2021 Staff