A Tale as Old as Time is Affordable for the Family

The Auburn Players are proud to bring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. to the stage

August 3-6, 2017 at Cayuga Community College Theater in Auburn.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr’ includes the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

“Beauty and the Beast Jr” will have four performances August 3, 4, 5 at 7:30, and August 6 at 2:00 at the Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St. in Auburn.

In order to make live theater an affordable event for families to enjoy, the Auburn Players are offering a $5 ticket price for all children under the age of 12.  General admission tickets are $15, and Seniors/Students are $10.

The Auburn Players is a local non-profit theater arts organization who have provided instruction and live performance opportunities to local talent for over 50 years.


The Story

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.

Directed by Elisa Carabajal Hunt

Music Direction by Sherry Smith Samuel

Choreographed by Nikkia Borowski & Heather McNeil

Stage Managed by Molly Sharples

The Cast

Narrators – Erin Hagen, Bethany Lorenzo, Lily Nila, Charli Tallman

Belle – Krista Reohr

Maurice – Ayden Kowalsky

Beast – Nolan Meier

Gaston – Pat Mahunik

LeFou – Nate Azzam

Silly Girls – Ella Boedicker, Campbell Loi, Mary Teixeira, Kayleandra White

Lumiere – Ben Kringer

Cogsworth – Michael Parks

Mrs Potts – Jenna Nila

Babette – Julianna Buchmann

Madame LaBouche – Lara Yeckel

Chip – Irelynn Vollmer

Enchantress – Mary Nila

D’Arque – Noah Hickok

Villagers/Enchanted Objects/Wolves

Ella Boedicker, Ali Bolak, Carly Chappell, Fiona Chisholm, Ian Dickerson, Alex Flanagan, Erin Hagen, Annaliese Hays, Rose Hays, Noah Hickok, Josie Janas, Michael Keogan, Ayden Kowalsky, Jocelyn LaFrance, Campbell Loi, Bethany Lorenzo, Hailey Maloney, Grace Moskov, Henry Moskov, Lily Nila, Mary Nila, Allie Parker, Emily Parks, Noah Rigby, Jillian Scott, Olivia Shaw, Abigail Sheppard, Allison Smith, Haylee Salmonsen, Charli Tallman, Mary Teixeira, Donna Todd, Kayleandra White, Meghan Wilmot, Grace Wiseman, and Sophia Wingfield