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Yes Company Summer Show Auditions Set


YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company is seeking area students in grades 7-12 to be actors, singers, dancers and crew for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

Open Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at noon at CSU Stanislaus Main Stage, Turlock; Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m. at West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman; Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at Downey High School Theatre, Modesto; Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the MJC Recital Hall, Modesto and Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. at Oakdale High School, Oakdale.

Attendance at only one audition is required. No experience or preparation necessary. All audition materials provided.

Production commitment is extracurricular and includes weekends, June 6, 2018 through July 31, 2018. Performances will be held at the end of July, 2018, at the Gallo Center for the Arts. A tuition of $300 per student is in place to help defer production costs; scholarships are available. For additional information about these auditions and performance times, visit

The Stanislaus County Office of Education is proud to sponsor the Yes Company as they bring to life Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” 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 into 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.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.