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Theatre and Performing Arts—Auditions

Beauty and the Beast Jr.Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company

For almost 30 years, the award-winning Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company (NTCC) has presented theatre by youth for youth. The actors are in grades 6-10 and perform age-appropriate plays and musicals, suitable for family viewing. In March, the Children’s Company will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Be our guest! The classic tale stars a young woman named Belle and a Beast, a selfish prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress and transformed, along with the inhabitants of his palace. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end. Cogsworth the clock, Lumiere the candelabra, and a palace full of servants try to help the Beast learn his lesson before time runs out and they all become cursed for eternity.

The Auditions
Auditions are scheduled for:
Sunday, January 11 from 1-5pm
Monday, January 12 from 5:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, January 13 from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Northbrook Theatre (inside the Leisure Center)

Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive. There is no cost to audition. Bring 16 bars (measures of music) of a musical theatre song, prepared and in the proper key; sheet music for the song that is hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist; and dates of rehearsal and performance conflicts.

Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude. The participation fee is $389 ($359 for Northbrook Park District residents). The fee includes a NTCC product package, consisting of a cast photo, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date.

Mandatory Parent Meeting
Students who are cast will attend a meeting with their parents on Sunday, January 18 at 1pm at the Leisure Center and read through the script and music from 2-5pm.

Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 20 and continue through performance dates; attendance is mandatory.

Cast   Rehearsals   Performances
Purple   Tuesdays, 4-6pm Sundays, 1-3:30pm   Saturday, March 7, 12:30 & 4pm
Blue   Wednesdays, 4-6pm Sundays, 1-3:30pm   Sunday, March 8, 12:30 & 4pm
Green   Thursdays, 4-6pm Sundays, 4-6:30pm   Saturday, March 14, 12:30 & 4pm
Red   Fridays, 4-6pm Sundays, 4-6:30pm   Sunday, March 15, 12:30 & 4pm

Reserved seats are $10 in advance and $12 for phone, internet and day of performance sales.

Audition Prep Workshop
Step into an enchanted world in “a tale as old as time.” Be our guest for vocal coaching to prepare for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast auditions. Students can sign up for 30 minutes of private coaching. Contact Drew Kambach at dkambach by January 5 to register and reserve a time.


NEW! Northbrook Theatre’s Community Musical


Consider yourself one of the family! Join us to stage a musical with adults and children, 6th grade and up. Auditions are on April 13 and 14 at the Northbrook Theatre (inside the Leisure Center). The tentative rehearsal schedule is Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30pm and Sundays from 2-5pm for eight weeks, beginning on April 22. Performances are on June 12-14. Look for details in the 2015 Spring Guide.

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