Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts to host spring auditions for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr."

Thursday, February 16, 2023

 Fairmont State University’s Academy for the Arts Youth Theatre Company is holding auditions for the spring production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. for kindergarten-12th graders. Auditions will be held on March 3 and 4, 2023 and group dance auditions will be held on March 4 in Wallman Hall on the campus of Fairmont State University. 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. is directed by Elizabeth Wotring-Nelson and co-directed by Shannon Patricia Yost, choreographed by Desiree Joy Sowards. The show will run May 18-21 in Fairmont State’s Wallman Hall Theatre. 

Auditions are open to kindergarten-12th graders; requirements include:

• 16-32 bars from a musical memorized (up-tempo preferred) with sheet music for the accompanist marked with your cut and a pre-recorded music accompaniment track.

• A one-minute monologue memorized (of any style).

• Updated resume.

• Headshot photo.

• Group dance auditions on March 4th. Students will learn approximately 32 counts of choreography as a group, students will perform it in small groups. 4th-12th graders will also be taught a simple waltz step with a partner

To schedule an audition, go to www.tinyurl.com/academyforarts

The tuition fee for Beauty and the Beast Jr. once cast is $195, and scholarships are available. It is free to audition. 

The Academy for the Arts will provide a free audition workshop on Monday, February 27, at 6:00 pm. 

You can find more information on scheduling auditions and audition requirements at facebook.com/FairmontStateAcademyfortheArts

For questions, contact: 

Leigh Anne Riley

Director of Performing Arts Outreach &


Office: 304-333-3655