Calling All Kids Ages 7-12!!! Come audition to be a part of Crescendo /krəˈSHenˌdō/!

The Branson Regional Arts Council is gearing up for the return of an exciting educational youth performance troupe featuring children who love to sing, dance and act!

BRAC’s Crescendo Audition Info:

  • AUDITION: Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Historic Owen Theatre (205 S Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616)
  • Class Schedule: Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Class Dates: February 2 – April 27, 2023

     

    Members of Crescendo will meet on a regular basis (see class schedule below) and will be presenting two public performances of an exciting musical at the Historic Owen Theatre, April 28-29.

    Crescendo: “Meaning growing, as in swelling of sound, or becoming louder.”

    Students will have fun developing their performance skills in the areas of voice and dance, while gaining new friendships, skills and increasing their confidence.

    The students will learn and perform under the direction of their talented and qualified instructors Jacob Deck and Julie Brinkman.

    Additional Audition Notes:

    Those auditioning will be asked to sing a cut from a song of their choice, no longer than a minute. Karaoke or mp3 track preferred, but a cappella is also welcome.
    There will also be a short movement call at the end of the singing portion of the audition. Everyone is encouraged to wear clothes that they can move in. Jazz shoes or tennis shoes preferred.

    Crescendo Class Schedule (Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30pm)

    • Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Public Performance musical TBA – April 28, 2023 (7pm), April 29, 2023 (2pm)

    Tuition & Fees (if selected):

    • $25 Registration Fee* (covers entire class schedule).  *Grant & Scholarship funding has been applied to keep cost affordable

     We prefer you audition in person, but if you absolutely cannot make it, video submissions or other questions can be sent to edu@bransonarts.org no later than January 25, 2023.  The easiest way to submit your video auditions is to upload it to YouTube, set the video to unlisted, then email the link to BRAC.

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    Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical

    Dates: Feb 9 – 26, 2023 (15 shows)

    Rated G | Family Favorite

    Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure presented by the Branson Regional Arts Council at the Historic Owen Theatre!

    One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
    The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

    Puffs

    Dates: March 17 – 26, 2023 (6 shows)

    RATED PG | Parental Guidance (Family Friendly Version) 

    Puffs is a play for anyone who ever felt like they weren’t the hero in their own story!
    Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a 2015 original play by New York-based playwright Matt Cox. The comedy is a parody as presented from the perspective of the “Puffs”.
    This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

    BONUS SHOW: Emma! A Pop-Musical

    Dates: March 30 – April 2, 2023 (5 shows)

     

    RATED G | Family Favorite

    The Branson Regional Arts Council’s Staccato Show Choir (ages 14-18) presents a super entertaining pop-musical for the entire family!
    Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness?
    Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry. Girl power has never sounded so good!

    Nunsense – The Mega Musical

    Dates: May 11 – 21, 2023 (8 shows)

    RATED PG | Parental Guidance

    Nunsense, is a popular musical revolving around eight nuns, one Revered Mother and one Father. These however, are not your normal nuns, but self-proclaimed “fun nuns,” who are faced with financial issues after losing 52 of their fellow sisters to food poisoning caused by the infamous Sister, Julia Child of God.
    The musical is portrayed as a “fundraiser” towards the audience, as they attempt to raise the money they need to bury the remaining four nuns, who are currently being kept in the freezer of the Mount Saint Helen’s Catholic Middle School in Hoboken, New Jersey.

    High School Musical JR (BRAC’s Summer Youth Institute)

    Dates: June 22 – 25, 2023 (6 shows)

    Rated G | Family Favorite

    Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life at the Historic Owen Theatre in Disney’s High School Musical JR. This BRAC Summer Youth Institute production will be a summer favorite for kids and adults alike.
    NOTE: The 7pm shows are the older kids (13-18) and the 2pm shows are the younger kids (6-12)
    It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

    Monte Python’s Spamalot

    Dates: July 27 – Aug 6, 2023 (8 shows)
    PG13 | Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

    Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? 
    The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

     A Midsummer Nights Dream           

    Dates: Sept 8 – 17, 2023 (6 shows)

    Rated PG-13

    The Branson Regional Arts Council’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the magical story of star crossed lovers, overly ambitious homespun clowns and misadventures with the fairies. The fun can be multiplied by mixing and matching the male/female roles.
    The action begins at the beautiful court of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and later moves to the mystical forest inhabited by Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies. And don’t forget Puck fairyland was never like this!
    If you saw the Shakespeare in the Park production, you’ll love this indoor version on the stage of the Historic Owen Theatre.

     


    The Addams Family

    Dates: Oct 19-29, 2023 (8 shows)

    Rated PG-13

    THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
    In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family.
    This musical is Rated PG-13. Parental guidance is suggested due to adult innuendo, profanity, and scenes containing comical torture.

    Disney’s Finding Nemo JR (BRAC’s Winter Youth Institute)

    Dates: Nov 30, Dec 1 – 10, 2023 (10 shows)

    Rated G | Family Favorite

    Our Holiday Winter YouthTheatre production of Disney’s Finding Nemo JR, brings the beloved animated tale to the live stage with a talented cast of young performers!
    This is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.
    Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.
    This is a perfect way for families to celebrate the holidays together! A great family show for all ages!

    The Branson Regional Arts Council proudly presents it’s 2022 Crescendo Youth Performance Troupe production of A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS, featuring a cast of talent young actors between the ages of 7-12.

    Two public performances will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre on Friday, December 16th – 7pm and Saturday, December 17th – 2pm.

    General open seating with a suggested $10 Donation at the Door to benefit the BRAC Youth Education Program. (Advance reserved seat tickets will not be sold for this event.)

    Card carrying BRAC Members admitted at no charge!

    Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

    This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

    As a bonus… Crescendo will also present some Holiday themed music in addition to the theatre production.

    This is a great show for kids of all ages and the entire evening of fun is expected to run approximately 60-75 minutes.

    The Branson Regional Arts Council proudly presents a Winter Holiday Youth Production of Disney’s Frozen JR at the Historic Owen Theatre with eight spectacular performances this December.

    Directed by Kyle Bradley, the production features a cast of 37 talented young actors from across the Ozarks. Families and patrons of all ages will have a great time at this enchanting musical.

    Shows run Thursday (7pm), Friday (7pm), Saturday (2pm & 7pm), and Sunday (2pm) from December 1 – 11, 2022.

    Reserved seats are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255. Community priced tickets are $17.00 Adults (18+), $12.00 Youth (4-17).

    Abby Wheeler (Elsa) and Bekah Williams (Anna)

    Rated G, for all audiences, Frozen JR is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

    A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

    With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

    The cast of Frozen JR includes: Paisley Pritchett (Young Anna), Tensley Asbury (Middle Anna), Bekah Williams (Anna), Sophie Douglas (Anna Understudy), Josslynn Silvy (Young Elsa), Rebecca Barney (Middle Elsa), Abby Wheeler (Elsa), Trenton Bryant (King Agnarr), Macy Everett (Queen Iduna / Elsa Understudy), Emma Spurling (Pabbie), Kate Heard (Bulda), Georgia Griffith (Bishop), Jacob Smith (Young Kristoff), Pace Gillman (Kristoff), Caleb Spurling (Sven), Ben Stevens (Hans), Jack Brown (Weselton), Ella Kroll (Olaf), Jael Frost (Olaf Understudy), Juanita Wilson (Oaken) and Savannah Alkire, Jessica Barney, Olivia Buttram, Paisley Buttram, Kynadee Carter, Emma Chandler, Indy Griffith, Hallie Groff, Katherine Linn, Maggie Marks, Scarlett McManus, Ryan Merrifield, Lundyn Mitchell, Greyson Stevens, Ember Straka, Kate Sutherland and Zoey Viola (Ensemble).

    The production crew of Frozen JR includes: Kyle Bradley (Director / Set Designer), Julie Brinkman (Music Director), Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale (Producers), Stephanie Callahan, Ellen Barney (Choreographers), Kellsey Bradley (Stage Manager / Costumes), Brooke Sams (Assistant Stage Manager), George Haltom (Sound Technician / Set Construction), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Director), Abbie Moulin, Lauren Tiefry, Cyrsten Rainey, Gilbert Stevens (Lighting Assistants), Jacob Estes (Wigs), Lorie Best (Volunteer Coordinator), Josh Silvy (Inventory Manager), Marshall Meadows (Photographer), and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director/Marketing).


     

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    Businesses or cast families interested in placing an ad in the official Frozen JR PLAYBILL program should visit BransonArts.org/adpayment for more information.

    Let our patrons and audiences know that you support youth arts education for residents of our community!

    Ad submission deadline is November 18, 2022.


     

    Calling All Kids Ages 7-12!!! Come audition to be a part of Crescendo /krəˈSHenˌdō/!

    The Branson Regional Arts Council is gearing up for the return of an exciting educational youth performance troupe featuring children who love to sing, dance and act!

    BRAC’s Crescendo Audition Info:

    • Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 12pm – 2pm
    • Historic Owen Theatre (205 S Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616)
    • Class Schedule: Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm
    • Dates: Sept 22 – December 17, 2022

        Click Here To Register

        Members of Crescendo will meet on a regular basis (see class schedule below) and will be presenting two public performances of an exciting musical in December called A Year With Frog & Toad at the Historic Owen Theatre.

        Crescendo: “Meaning growing, as in swelling of sound, or becoming louder.”

        Students will have fun developing their performance skills in the areas of voice and dance, while gaining new friendships, skills and increasing their confidence.

        The students will learn and perform under the direction of their talented and qualified instructors Jacob Deck and Julie Brinkman.

        Additional Audition Notes:

        Those auditioning will be asked to sing a cut from a song of their choice, no longer than a minute. Karaoke or mp3 track preferred, but a cappella is also welcome.
        There will also be a short movement call at the end of the singing portion of the audition. Everyone is encouraged to wear clothes that they can move in. Jazz shoes or tennis shoes preferred.

        Crescendo Class Schedule (Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30pm)

        • Sep 22, 29
        • Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
        • Nov 3, 10, 17
        • Dec 1, 8, 15
        • A Year with Frog & Toad musical – Dec 16 & 17, 2022

        Tuition & Fees (if selected):

        • $25 Registration Fee* (covers entire class schedule).  *Grant & Scholarship funding has been applied to keep cost affordable

         We prefer you audition in person, but if you absolutely cannot make it, video submissions or other questions can be sent to edu@bransonarts.org no later than September 9, 2022.  The easiest way to submit your video auditions is to upload it to YouTube, set the video to unlisted, then email the link to BRAC.

        Cast auditions for the December 2022 Branson Regional Arts Council production of Disney’s Frozen JR. will be held Friday August 26th or Saturday August 27th at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

        Historic Owen Theatre (205 S Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616)

        We are looking for cast members ages 8 to 18!

        Please plan to be in attendance for the duration of the dance call audition 5-6pm on Friday or 1-2pm on Saturday.

        Vocal auditions are available through time slot sign ups 6-8pm Friday or 2-4:30pm Saturday. You can sign up for an audition day/time here: CLICK TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT

         You must attend a dance call AND sign up for a vocal audition.

        Prepare a 60 second cut of a musical theatre or Disney song that shows off your range and acting skills.

        An accompanist will be provided. Please bring marked and organized sheet music or an mp3 track/youtube karaoke track. Please NO ACAPELLA auditions.

        For the dance audition please come dressed accordingly. You may bring clothes to change into for your vocal audition. Wear/bring appropriate clothing and footwear you are comfortable moving in.

        Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

        A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! Rated G.

        Disney’s Frozen JR Auditionees must be (ages 8 to 18)
        Director: Kyle Bradley
        Musical Director: Julie Brinkman

        Callbacks will be Sunday August 28th – 1:00-3:00pm at Hollister High School. (You will be notified if you are needed at the callback audition).

        Cast list will be posted Monday August 29th on Branson Regional Arts Council social media and you will be contacted via email.

        There will be a mandatory initial cast meeting Tuesday August 30th, 5:30-6:00pm.

        (10) public performances will occur on December 1-4, 2022 and December 8-11, 2022.
        Thursdays and Fridays (7pm), Saturdays (2pm & 7pm), and Sundays (2pm).
        Performers must be available for ALL performance dates.

        For questions please contact Karie at 417-336-4255 or edu@bransonarts.org.

        Please review the proposed rehearsal schedule and make known conflicts with any and all rehearsals and tech/set days on your audition form.

        Click to Download & Print: Frozen JR. Rehearsal Schedule

        The following are mandatory dates that you can NOT have a conflict with:

        • 11/20 – Tech/Dress Rehearsal
        • 11/21 – Tech/Dress Rehearsal
        • 11/27 – Dress Rehearsal
        • 11/28 – Dress Rehearsal
        • 11/29 – Dress Rehearsal
        • 11/30 – Final Dress Rehearsal
        • 12/1 – Performance
        • 12/2 – Performance
        • 12/3 – Performance
        • 12/4 – Performance
        • 12/8 – Performance
        • 12/9 – Performance
        • 12/10 – Performance
        • 12/11 – Performance

        Frozen JR Character Breakdown (subject to change)


        Young Anna
        Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing. Because Anna and Elsa share such a close bond, consider auditioning these roles together to get a sense of the performers’ chemistry.

        Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: A3


        Middle Anna
        Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing. Because Anna and Elsa share such a close bond, consider auditioning these roles together to get a sense of the performers’ chemistry.

        Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: A3


        Anna
        Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna are all the young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing. Because Anna and Elsa share such a close bond, consider auditioning these roles together to get a sense of the performers’ chemistry.

        Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: G3


        Young Elsa
        Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. With the exception of Middle Elsa, who has only one lyric, look for very strong singers who can portray Elsa’s restrained nature.

        Gender: Female Vocal range top: C#5  – Vocal range bottom: A3


        Middle Elsa
        Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. With the exception of Middle Elsa, who has only one lyric, look for very strong singers who can portray Elsa’s restrained nature.

        Gender: Female Vocal range top: F#4 – Vocal range bottom: A3


        Elsa
        Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa are all the elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older, before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. With the exception of Middle Elsa, who has only one lyric, look for very strong singers who can portray Elsa’s restrained nature.

        Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: F#3


        King Agnar
        The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle is committed to protecting both his family and the Townspeople from his eldest daughter’s powers. With only one singing solo, focus on casting an actor who can play this father figure convincingly.

        Gender: Male


        Queen Iduna
        The queen possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. A daughter of the Northern Nomads,this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa’s powers deeply; look for an actor who can portray this sense of compassion.

        Gender: Female


        Pabbie
        Pabbie and Bulda are the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk who have a soft spot for”strays.” Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what’s best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts. Look for amiable performers who will endear themselves to the audience in the crowd- pleaser,”Fixer Upper.”

        Gender: Any


        Bulda
        Pabbie and Bulda are the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk who have a soft spot for”strays.” Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what’s best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts. Look for amiable performers who will endear themselves to the audience in the crowd- pleaser,”Fixer Upper.”

        Gender: Any


        The Bishop
        The bishop officiates the coronation and passing of the crown to Elsa. This spiritual supervisor must communicate to the Townspeople of Arendelle in a serious and formal manner.

        Gender: Any


        Kristoff
        Kristoff is a hardworking ice harvester. Kristoff has a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exteriorthat hides a big heart. Taken in by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, butis a bit of a loner with a reindeer for a bestfriend- until he meets Anna. With only a few short singing solos, focus on casting a performer who can balance a cynical sense of humor with charming banter.

        Gender: Male Vocal range top: A3 – Vocal range bottom: G2


        Sven
        Sven is a reindeer of few words, fiercely loyal palto Kristoff, and loves giving the ice harvester a hard time. Look for a performer with good comic timing and terrific physical acting skills who can devise a strong movement vocabulary to bring this furry charmerto life. Consider auditioning potential Svens and Kristoffs together as the two should share a visible bond.

        Gender: Any Vocal range top: A4 – Vocal range bottom: A3


        Hans
        The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. Hans constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone -including Anna and, ideally,the audience!-into believing he’s Prince Charming, when really, he’s just a jerk. Cast an actor who can play both sides of this two-faced prince with relish as well as confidently sing the moments of harmony in “Love Is an Open Door.”

        Gender: Male Vocal range top: B3 – Vocal range bottom: G2


        Weselton
        A visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weselton’s sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty. Look for an actor who can portray the narrow-minded naysayer with over-the-top gusto.

        Gender: Any


        Olaf
        The magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young. Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything – especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet, Olaf should possess a childlike innocence and excellent comic timing.

        Gender: Male Vocal range top: D4 – Vocal range bottom: F#2


        Oaken
        An exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable. Oaken’s “Hygge”is a showstopper, so cast an actor who can portray the peppy peddler’s infectious warmth with flair and good humor.

        Gender: Any


        Ensemble
        Includes the following roles: Townspeople, Snow Chorus, Hidden Folk, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guards, Summer Chorus, Oaken’s Family

        Gender: Any


        A “tale as old as time,” will be presented on the stage of the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson as Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR. opens for six public performances from Thursday through Saturday, June 23 – 26, 2022.

        The production is rated G, and is recommended for all audiences. Advance reserved tickets are highly recommended by calling the box office at 417-336-4255 or online at BransonArts.org/tix.

        Summer Institute Students Having A Blast – Photo by Marshall Meadows

        The Branson Regional Arts Council’s Summer Youth Theatre Institute production features a large group of 71 talented young actors between the ages of 6-18, who have been training for nearly three weeks to present this family favorite musical. Divided into two casts, they will be creating unforgettable memories that will not only improve their talents and self esteem, but also carry through positive qualities to other aspects of their lives.

        “Over 100 people are involved in the presentation of this Summer Youth Institute production. From our incredible team of educational and production staff, to our large number of participating youth from across the community, our organization works extremely hard to provide a safe and nurturing environment for this vital arts education program.”
        Jim Barber, BRAC Executive Director

        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.

        “We are especially thankful to the support of our parents, area businesses and organizations who helped to underwrite a portion of the expenses, including student scholarships, and printing of our official 32-page Playbill that contains a brief photo biography of each child in the production.”
        – Jim Barber

        The BRAC Summer Youth Institute staff includes: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale (Producers), Jacob Estes, Jacob Deck (Directors), Delyla Uebel (Music Director), Phyllis Pasley (Assistant Music Director), Kristen Dasto (Choreographer), Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director), MJ Szumowski, Kiauna Risuglia, Molly Tennison-White, Kristine Brown, Lara Menard (Education Assistants), Carter Hendrickson (Stage Manager), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design/Education), Emily Rivere (Lighting Assistant), Mac Hill (Sound Technician), Josh Silvy (Theatre Operations), Lorie Best (Volunteer Coordinator), Marshall Meadows (Photographer), Leah Johnson (Costumes/Education), Jacob Estes (Set Design) and Josh Silvy, Kade Gaunt, Kylie Gaunt, Carter Hendrickson, Juli Biagi, Emily Hanner, Dylan Whatley, Megan Rodgers and Grace Duncan (Set Construction).

        Cast A performances are on Thursday – 7 pm, Saturday – 7 pm, and Sunday – 2 pm.

        Cast A Members include: Savannah Turner (Belle), Javier Nunez (Beast), Korey Brown (Maurice), Dylan Whatley (Gaston), Lee Brown (Lefou), Pace Gillman (Lumiere), Jillian Rice (Cogsworth), Jael Frost (Mrs. Potts), Kylee Chandler (Babette), Alexandria Keaton (Madame De La Grande Bouche), Scout McManus (Chip), Skye Bell (Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress), Indy Griffith (Narrator 1), Charlee Mitchell (Narrator 2), Zoey Viola (Narrator 3), Mercy Griffith (Narrator 4), Georgia Griffith (La Fille 1), Ashley Rodgers (La Fille 2), Vivian Redington (La Fille 3), Duncan Brown (Monsieur D’Arque), Scarlett McManus (Bookseller), Myles Mitchell (Baker), Emma Hess (Aristocratic Lady), Brennan Bilberry (Lady with a Cane), Lundyn Mitchell (Lady with Baby), Lyric Sassanella (Sausage Curl Girl), Emmaline Covey (Candle Seller), Addy Williams (Egg Seller), Jemma Braica (Fishmonger), Emma Chandler (Milkmaid), Seth Roland (Shepherd Boy), Piper Howard (Hat Seller), Luke Johnson (Butcher), Piper Brown (Villager 1), Ember Hopper (Villager 2), Ava Hess (Villager 3), Bailey Hess (Villager 4), Reese Hess (Villager 5)

        Cast B performances are on Friday – 7 pm, Saturday – 2pm, and Sunday – 7 pm.

        Cast B Members include: Sophie Douglas (Belle), Javier Nunez (Beast), Ryan Merrifield (Maurice), Dylan Whatley (Gaston), Dru Straka (Lefou), Jack Brown (Lumiere), Evan Wolfe (Cogsworth), Emily Jenkins (Mrs. Potts), Hope Menard (Babette), Emrie Straka (Madame De La Grande Bouche), Lindan Seaman (Chip), Josslynn Silvy (Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress), Roxas Pace (Narrator 1), Adelaide Allen (Narrator 2), Amelia Williams (Narrator 3), Elizabeth Bohner (Narrator 4), Abby Wheeler (La Fille 1), Ember Straka (La Fille 2), Sophia Terhardt (La Fille 3), Tayton Boyd (Monsieur D’Arque), Lincoln Taylor (Bookseller), Mcartney Young (Baker), Emma Williams (Aristocratic Lady), Mackenzie Lockhart (Lady with a Cane), Emilia Pearson (Lady with Baby), Benni Stein (Sausage Curl Girl), Olivia Viall (Candle Seller), Gianna Daniels (Egg Seller), Abigail Ray (Fishmonger), Eliza Allen (Milkmaid), Remy Ziegelbauer (Shepherd Boy), Kynadee Carter (Hat Seller), Jude Barbour (Butcher), Everley Dibas (Villager 1), Madeline Cox (Villager 2).

        The Branson Regional Arts Council was founded in 1965 as the “Taney Arts Council,” and officially established 501 (c)(3) non-profit status as “Branson Arts Council, Inc.” in 1993.

        Their mission is “to provide artistic, cultural and educational opportunities that support, strengthen and enhance artistic experiences for people of all ages in our area.” For more information on upcoming events or volunteer opportunities, please visit BransonArts.org.

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        Your featured ad in our officially licensed Playbill of our 2022 Summer Youth Institute production of Beauty & The Beast Jr. will cover 6 performances and 1000 printed copies for distribution!

        Please ACT FAST as the deadline to be included in the Beauty and The Beast Jr. Playbill is this coming FRIDAY (June 10, 2022).  Just click the information link below to pick your choice of ad sizes. You can purchase your ad now, securely online via credit or debit card.  If you prefer to pay by cash or check, send us an email (edu@bransonarts.org) or call our box office at 417-336-4255 and let us know you’d like to place an ad.

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        The 2022 BRAC Summer Youth Theatre Institute is now accepting students for it’s production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Jr.

        Register your child (ages 6-18) to experience the Branson Regional Arts Council’s exciting summer theatre camp at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson. The theme is Beauty and The Beast Jr., with classes on Monday thru Friday, 8:00am – 12:00pm from June 6th thru June 26th. There will be a initial parent/student meeting on Friday, June 3rd from 6pm-7pm.

        No auditions or previous experience required to participate!

        Tuition for the entire session, including performances is $135 per student. 

        A limited amount of scholarships are available based on need and situation.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD an info sheet or contact edu@bransonarts.org for more information.

        The students will learn acting, dancing, singing, and stage movement culminating in a magnificent stage production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Jr. with public performances June 23 – 26, 2022. Reserved seat tickets for Beauty and The Beast Jr. are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.

        Register your child for this MAGICAL award-winning musical theatre experience!

        REGISTER FOR THE SUMMER INSTITUTE
        [or click this link to register]

        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.

        2022 Summer Institute Class and Performance Schedule will be as follows:

        • Friday June 3 – 6:00pm – 7:00pm Parent Meeting
        • Monday June 6 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Tuesday June 7 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Wednesday June 8 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Thursday June 9 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Friday June 10 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Monday June 13 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Tuesday June 14 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Wednesday June 15 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Thursday June 16 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Friday June 17 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Monday June 20 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Tuesday June 21 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Wednesday June 22 – 8:00am – 12:00pm
        • Thursday June 23 – Call Time 5:00 pm, Performance at 7:00pm
        • Friday June 24 – Call Time 5:00 pm, Performance at 7:00pm
        • Saturday June 25 – Call Time 12pm, Performance at 2:00pm / Call Time 5:00pm Performance at 7:00pm
        • Sunday June 26 – Call Time 12pm, Performance at 2:00pm / Call Time 5:00pm Performance at 7:00pm

        Branson area residents are invited to enjoy a special, one-of-a-kind Holiday Showcase Christmas Concert featuring the young talented members of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Staccato Show Choir.

        The 4th Annual Winter concert will take place on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7:30pm at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. All seats are $10 and proceeds benefit the BRAC Youth Education Fund, which provides performing opportunities for area youth between the ages of 8 and 18.

        Staccato Show Choir is an energetic advanced musical group that combines a challenging music repertoire with entertaining choreography. The choir focuses on elevating and applying its formal training into lively, breath taking “show” style performances. Students meet at the Historic Owen Theatre and study advanced music theory, vocal warm up, stage etiquette, presence and showmanship, as well as multi-part choral music.

        The choir is directed by Jacob Estes, with vocal direction by Delyla Uebel.

        GET YOUR HOLIDAY SHOWCASE SEAT

        General seating, no reservations required. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at BransonArts.org/showcase2021, or at the door.

        The Branson Regional Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and provides a wide variety of artistic events and theatrical programs for all residents in the Ozarks. Financial support for many of these programs is provided by the Missouri Arts Council and through the generous contributions of private donors and Arts Council members.

        The Branson Regional Arts Council is seeking new talent for the 2021-2022 Staccato Show Choir.

        Do you love to sing and dance? Perform live concerts and public events? Want to travel? Then this is the place for you!

        We are looking for at least 20 singers and dancers between the ages of 12-18 to represent the Branson Regional Arts Council for their 2021-2022 performance and competition season.

        Staccato is an advanced show choir focusing on many different styles of music (Pop, Musical Theatre, Classical, Jazz..etc) under the direction of Jacob Estes and Delyla Uebel.

        Please note this is an advanced level, fast paced group. During our season we will learn a full 20-30 minute competition set, as well as several other songs for concerts and events. We also have opportunities during the year for solo pieces, and small ensemble numbers. We desire committed individuals who will work hard.

        Staccato Audition Information:
        Video auditions are requested for the first singing round, then if you pass, you will be called to a live dance audition at the Historic Owens Theatre.

        • Submission songs must be no longer than 90 seconds.
        • Please no a cappella singing
        • Sing a song in one of the following styles (Pop, Musical Theatre, Classical, Jazz)
        • In the video, please say your full name and age
        • Audition submission deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021

        The easiest way to submit your video auditions is to upload it to YouTube, set the video to unlisted, then email the link to BRAC.

        Please send all video submissions to edu@bransonarts.org no later than July 30, 2021.

        Annual Tuition
        There is an annual tuition ($405 per student) that assists BRAC in our educational instructor, sheet music, music licensing, and other expenses throughout the season. Selected students will be presented with complete details and scholarship opportunities may be available for qualified students.

        Enjoy some videos of our past Staccato performances…

        Additional Information
        Staccato Show Choir is an energetic advanced musical group intended to combine challenging music repertoire with entertaining choreography. The choir will focus on elevating and applying its formal training into lively, breath taking “show” style performances.

        Students will study advanced music theory, vocal warm up, stage:etiquette, presence & showmanship and multi-part choral music. The directoral leadership will be both demanding & rewarding. The time at rehearsal will be run in a serious “conservatory master class” style meaning from the moment the students enter the theater until they leave the theater… training is in process.

        The directors will lead incredibly intensive rehearsals that will result in mind-blowing results and outstanding performances. Students chosen to participate in this choir will gain invaluable vocal training, meaningful friendships and treasured memories for a lifetime.

        Participation in the choir is at the sole discretion of the directors.

        Show Choir Performances typically include: Fall Concert, Winter Showcase & Spring Concert. Additional community performances may be added throughout the year.
        Formal coordinated hair/make up styles & attire will be required for performances.

        Show Choir members will be invited on an optional year-end performing trip opportunity that will be an additional cost above the annual tuition. Fundraising will be available. More details will be provided in August.

        Peter Pan Jr at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson

        Peter Pan Jr at the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson

        The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to announce that it is finally presenting it’s BRAC Summer Youth Theatre Institute production of Peter Pan Jr., after being postponed for more than a year due to the pandemic. Fifty-six dedicated cast members between the ages of 6 and 18 are participating in the 2021 Institute and have been rehearsing since June 28th with the BRAC educational staff of directors, choreographers and instructors. The large group of actors has been divided into two casts, and will present a total of six performances at the Historic Owen Theatre from Thursday, July 15th through Sunday the 18th. Reserved seats are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255.

        HISTORIC OWEN THEATRE TICKETS

        Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers in this Branson Regional Arts Council production at the Historic Owen Theatre.

        The BRAC production of Peter Pan Jr is directed by Jacob Deck and Jacob Estes. The production team includes: Karie Dykeman, Kim Hale and Lisa Murphy (Producers), Jacob Deck (Choreographer), Delyla Uebel (Music Director), Phyllis Pasley (Assistant Music Director),  Somer Dean (Education Specialist), Kristine Brown, Pamela Meadows, Corbin Rich, Tiffany Rich, MJ Szumowski, and Molly Zettel (Education Assistants), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Director), Mac Hill (Technical Director) and BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber (Marketing and Design).

        In the story, Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

        Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

        The 56 young cast members of Peter Pan Jr. include: Abby Wheeler (Peter Pan ),  Sophie Douglas (Wendy),  Jack Brown (John – Cast 1), Indy Griffith (John – Cast 2), Zoey Viola (Michael – Cast 1), Lee Brown  (Michael – Cast 2), Molly McNeill (Liza – Cast 1), Georgia Griffith (Liza – Cast 2), Roxas Pace (Nana – Cast 1), Emma Chandler (Nana – Cast 2), Maddison Moore (Mrs. Darling), Pace Gillman (Mr. Darling), Renee Elkady (Captain Hook), Olivia Buttram (Smee – Cast 1), Emily Rivere (Smee – Cast 2), Ava Belin (Tiger Lily), Tayton Boyd (Crocodile – Cast 1), Korey Brown (Crocodile – Cast 2), Jael Frost (Nibs – Lost Boys – Cast 1), Mercy Griffith (Nibs – Lost Boys – Cast 2), Caleb Spurling (Slightly – Lost Boys – Cast 1), Duncan Brown (Slightly – Lost Boys – Cast 2), Millie Stauffer (Curley – Lost Boys – Cast 1), Sylvie Barbour (Curley – Lost Boys – Cast 2), Judson Coffman (Twin #1 – Lost Boys), James Coffman (Twin #2 – Lost Boys), Elizabeth Bohner (Tootles – Lost Boys – Cast 1), Piper Brown (Tootles – Lost Boys – Cast 2), Roman Serfaty (Ensemble – Lost Boys), Seth Bounds (Ensemble – Lost Boys – Cast 1), Henry Osban (Noodler – Pirates), Mcartney Young (Jukes – Pirates), Brennan Bilberry (Starkey – Pirates), Selah Osban (Cecco – Pirates), Truly Rich (Ensemble – Pirates), Lexi Keaton (Ensemble – Pirates), Spencer Coffman (Ensemble – Pirates), Owen Harsh (Ensemble – Pirates), Remy Ziegelbauer (Ensemble – Pirates – Cast 1), Myles Mitchell (Ensemble – Pirates – Cast 2), Lindan Seaman (Ensemble – Pirates – Cast 2), Kate Sutherland (Small Brave Girl – Cast 1), Charlee Mitchell (Small Brave Girl – Cast 2), Ashley Rodgers (Brave Girl #1 – Cast 1- Ensemble – Cast 2), Kylee Chandler (Brave Girl #1 – Cast 2- Ensemble – Cast 1), Bekah Williams (Brave Girl #2 – Cast 1 – Ensemble – Cast 2), Vivian Redington (Brave Girl #2 – Cast 2- Ensemble – Cast 1), Hallie Groff (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys), Gianna Daniels (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 1), Lundyn Mitchell (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 2), Lexi Spinning (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 1), Addy Williams (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 2), Jemma Braica (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 1), Abigail Ray (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 2), Shamarah Bounds (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 1), Sofe Bounds (Ensemble – Brave Girls/Boys – Cast 1).