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‘Beauty and the Beast’ photos available

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.
“Belle,” center, reads to village children in Thursday’s performance.

Updated: We have posted about 1,000 photos from all performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. at the Bay Street Players YPT. Sorry for the delay in posting Sunday photos.

Follow this link to our Flickr page and look for the album from your show. You will see some partial photos, which is a problem we are working to fix.

When you open an album, you will see a down arrow in the large photo at top, near the album name. Click that if you want to download ALL of the photos from that day. Otherwise, click open an individual photo and look for the down arrow. You can download various sizes — medium or large is good for emailing or posting to Facebook. Large or original are best for printing.

The photos are lightly edited, so they would benefit from more work in any photo program, like Apple’s Photo, Photoshop Express, etc. If you have any problems or need a larger size to crop and print, email johncutter(AT)me(DOT)com.

Bay Street Players YPT upcoming schedule

Bay Street Players YPT
Poster of our spring and summer shows.

Thanks to all the students, volunteers and sold-out audiences who made our performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. so successful this month. Here is our upcoming schedule.

  • Disney Camp Rock, May 19-22. (Remember, classes resume after the break on Wednesday, March 30.)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., June 30 to July 3. This ends summer camp session 1.
  • Honk, Aug. 11 to 14. This ends summer camp session 2.

Update: Photos posted from both Beauty and Beast casts

Bay Street Players YPT Beauty Beast
A scene from opening night of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Update: We have posted more than 200 photos from Thursday’s and Friday’s performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. The Bay Street Players Young People’s Theatre performances continue through Sunday, March 20. For ticket information, read this post or call (352) 357-7777.

You can find the free photos from Thursday’s and Saturday’s cast in this online gallery and the ones from Friday’s cast in this gallery. You may download one or all of the photos, and you also may upload your own to share with others. If you would like us to remove a photo, send an e-mail to John Cutter, who helps manage this web site. Don’t know how to download the photos? We posted a short video from our time with the Warren Acting Company that explains it all.

Note: These are high-resolution photos — about 3,000 by 2,000 pixels, which is about one-third larger than a typical computer screen resolution. We do that in case you want to crop to a smaller view to highlight your child. We have done some color-correction, but if you have a photo editing program, you might be able to make it look even better.

Get tickets for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

If you haven’t yet, now is the time to get your tickets for the Bay Street Players Young People’s Theater performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. There are four performances: Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. All performances are in the historic State Theatre in Eustis. You may buy tickets online at the Bay Street Players main Web site. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Tuesday/Friday cast for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Below is the cast list for the Tuesday/Friday cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (Looking for the Monday/Wednesday cast? It is here.) Please take the time to read through the script and highlight your parts. We will begin blocking Friday. You did a wonderful job, and it’s going to be a fantastic show! – Ms. Amanda (PS: please forgive me if your name is misspelled!)

Belle: Immy Ransom
Beast: Ian Long
Gaston: Robby Simpson
Lefou: Greg Kearney
Babette: Cassidy Kearney
Mrs. Pots: Katelyn Long
Lumiere: Bridget Nievinski
Cogsworth: Jonathan Scaringella
Madame Bouche: Leah Germain
Ottoman: Cypress Lester
Chip: Madison Scaringella
Maurice: Jon Kliber
Enchantress: Tyler Keye
Silly girl 1: Maddy Freeman
Silly girl 2: Ashlynn Hunt
Silly girl 3: Christa Bray
Silly girl 4 (no lines just sung): Sarah Accord
Monsieur d’arque: Sam Fuller
Narrator 1: Logan Hiott
Narrator 2: Wyatt Gantz
Narrator 3: Maria Rossodivito
Narrator 4: Chad Fuller
Bookseller: Brandon Glisson
Prince: Beau Fuller
Baker: Jake Scaringella
Wolves: Hannah Patterson, Olivia Freeman, Emilie Palmer, Isabella Gunta, Jarred Hunt
Mother: Isabella Tannock
Villager 1: Brady Jenkins
Villager 2: Robby Martin
Village Soloists: Elizabeth Kliber, Jenna Hunt, Emily Palmer, Jarred Hunt, Tristan Dunn
Ensemble: Fiona McPherson, Tyler Hines, Sara Gantz, Kameran Johns, Courtnei Wilson

Monday/Wednesday cast for ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’

Below is the cast list for the Monday/Wednesday cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Please take the time to read through the script and highlight your parts. We will begin blocking on Wednesday. Congratulations to all who auditioned. You did a terrific job…now get to work! — Ms. Amanda

Belle: Korie Bayne
Beast: Tony Stills
Gaston: Walker Ford
Lefou: Kirk Simpson
Babette: Taylor Bronson
Mrs. Pots: Emma Smith
Lumiere: Kayla Alvarez
Cogsworth: Hannah Patterson
Madame Buche: Rebecca Budzynski
Ottoman: Savannah Sykes
Chip: Joe Patterson
Maurice: Brandon Williams
Enchantress: Chloe Sybert
Silly girl 1: Camryn Rivers
Silly girl 2: Tatum Donavan
Silly girl 3: Anabel Granger
Silly girl 4 (no lines just sung) Victoria Radnothy
Monsieur d’arque: Garrett Balentine
Narrator 1: Meghan Williams
Narrator 2: Analise Cutter
Narrator 3:Meghan Mamoliti
Narrator 4: Justine Keller
Bookseller: Grace Patterson
Prince: Jonah Locke
Baker: Emery Mclenny
Wolves: Immy Ransom, Rachel Rumbley, Mikayla Williams, Abaigael Mullins
Mother: Grace Patterson
Villager 1: Zev Karve
Villager 2: Chloe Sybert
Village soloists: Julia Stills, Zev Karve, Chloe Sybert, Isabella Patton, Olivia Hunter
Ensemble: Ethan Rada, Dixie Michael, Kassidy Marshall, Colin Dyce, Ava Bixby, Andy Chihowski, Sebastian Navarro, Emma Ethington, Jaden Rogers, Erin Ansbaugh, Lainey Ford

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Information for parents, students

Thanks to all who attended our meet and greet tonight at the Bay Street Players theater in Eustis. Here is the information for our YPT classes for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (Note: There were a couple of dates wrong in the information we handed out at the theater. Below are the corrected dates.)

  • The Monday-Wednesday class starts on Monday, Jan. 10 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bay Street Players theater. (Classes run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Auditions for this class will be Monday, Jan. 17, and its performances will be Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m.
  • The Tuesday-Friday class starts on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 4:30 p.m. (Classes run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Auditions for this class will be Tuesday, Jan. 18, and its performances will be Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m.
  • Auditions: Girls may choose to sing either “Home” or “Beauty and the Beast,” and also must be prepared to sing “Be Our Guest.” Boys should be prepared to sing “Gaston” and “The Mob Song.” Actors also may be asked to read from the script. The following are the scenes and characters that will be read: Narrators 1-4, pages 17-18; Belle, Gaston, pages 39-40; Belle, Beast, Maurice, pages 45-46; Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Pots, Belle, pages 67-68.
  • Students in the 7th Grade or higher are able to audition for our senior touring troupe, which performs at local schools and other events. Auditions for the senior tour will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Bay Street Players theater. If you wish to audition, you must prepare a 1- to 2-minute monologue and perform a song of your choice. You also will be asked to learn a short dance combination. Students in the senior touring troupe must be enrolled in class and be able to attend rehearsals on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Parent info: Please remember to report any absences as far in advance as possible. More than three absences unless approved can result in loss of a role or removal from a production. Also, after the first week all rehearsals will be closed. Please plan on dropping your child off or waiting in the lobby until pick up at 6:30.
  • If you have any questions, please e-mail Amanda Warren.

YPT spring season almost here

A note from Amanda Warren: Hi everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Believe it or not, it’s almost time for the spring session to start up! I wanted to send a quick email full of reminders for the upcoming classes — please feel free to email me any time with questions at (Any former students of mine, please notice this is a new email address.) Please add this email to your contact list so you can receive email updates from me concerning upcoming events, rehearsals costumes and everything else!

Plan on joining me Jan. 4th at Bay Street from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a meet and greet at the theater. Past YPT students, this will be a great time to meet your new teacher (me!) and past Warren Acting Company students will get a chance to see the theater and meet the Bay Street family they are now a part of . I will also have Disney’s Beauty and the Beast scripts and CDs available for pick up that day and audition information to better prepare you for the upcoming production.

For those of you that still owe a show balance, you can easily pay it that day at the box office, Please remember your balance needs be paid in full before the first day of class.

I’m so excited to be meeting all of you and to see a lot of familiar faces again. I cannot wait to get this show started, we are going to have a lot of fun!

See you at the theater!

Amanda Warren, YPT Director

Amanda Warren named new Bay Street Players YPT director

Amanda WarrenHere is our recent announcement about the next session of YPT:

Bay Street Players is very pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Warren as the director of the Young Peoples’ Theatre. Mrs. Warren, who has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a major in theater from the California Institute of the Fine Arts, has been the artistic and education director of the Warren Acting Company in Mount Dora for the past four years.

There will be a reception for students and parents to meet Mrs. Warren at the theater, located at 109 N. Bay St. in downtown Eustis, on Jan. 4, 2011, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Mrs. Warren will be starting production-based classes in January.  Enthusiastic advance registration for the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. class has called for the addition of another session.  This new session will be rehearsed in classes at the Bay Street Theatre in Eustis every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 -6:30 PM. Full-production performances of the show will be March 17 & 18 at 7 PM and March 19 & 20 at 2PM.

Enrollment information is available at the theater or by calling 352-357-7777.