National Youth Theater Presents: Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. and Beauty and the Beast
National Youth Theater hits the stage this fall with the production of Finding Nemo Jr. at Lone Star Tomball College Performing Arts Center in Tomball, and Beauty and the Beast at Lynn Lucas Performing Arts Center in Willis.
Experience the big blue world with this lively new stage musical based on the beloved Pixar film! Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. is a 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.
The talented cast, comprised of ages 8-19, include Emery Sanders as Nemo, Judah Alaniz as Marlin, Alexis Tonkin as Dory, Alivia Helm as Bruce the Great White Shark, and Aden Meyer as Crush the Sea Turtle. The directorial team includes director Courtney McLaughlin, assistant director Randi Lanum, vocal director David Horn, choreographer Jenny Moyado, and directing intern Lyndze Deyo.
Finding Nemo Jr. opens on October 27 at Lone Star College Tomball Performing Arts Center located at 30555 Tomball Pkwy in Tomball with performances through October 28.
This November, National Youth Theater presents the stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film and Tony Award-winning stage musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. It is a classic story about finding love in the most unexpected places. This astonishing spectacle has won the hearts of countless audiences worldwide and is filled with unforgettable characters, imaginative sets and costumes, and breath-taking production numbers.
This “tale as old as time” promises to be the perfect outing for audiences of all ages. Filled with lovable characters and enchanting settings, this enduring fairytale recounts the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a 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 those lessons are not learned soon, the Beast and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
This musical’s classic score includes “Be Our Guest,” “If I Can’t Love Her,” the title song “Beauty and the Beast” and many more. The exuberant musical offers humor, romance, and excitement for all ages.
The talented cast, comprised of ages 8-19, include Rebecca Reed as Belle, Davison Huber as Beast, CJ Young as Cogsworth, Canaan Bowles as Lumiere, Isabella Barosh as Mrs. Potts, Sawyer Ward as Chip, Elianna Barosh as Babette, Holly Ashford as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Luke Housos as Gaston, David Richards as LeFou, and Alex Wardell as Maurice. The directorial team includes director Shana Manna, vocal director Aimee Bowles, choreographer Carla Prescott, assistant choreographer Mirra Cabote, and vocal intern Angela Ward.
Beauty and the Beast opens on November 10 at Lynn Lucas Performing Arts Center located at 1304 N. Campbell Street in Willis with performances through November 12.
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