Staff and students at City Academy have worked extremely hard to produce this year’s spectacular musical production of Beauty and the Beast Junior, a much loved family musical.

This Walt Disney classic is a 60-minute musical, involving over 40 students both backstage and onstage, from Years 7, 8 & 9. Students have been involved in rehearsals for this production for 5 months, many giving up their own time to rehearse after school.

Based on the 1994 Broadway production and Disney’s 1991 animated feature film. Beauty and the Beast JR. tells the story of Belle, an adventurous young girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return – before time runs out.  With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, including a loving teapot, a charming candelabra, and a nervous mantel clock, Belle and the Beast find a beautiful friendship and love that neither knew was possible. Beauty and the Beast JR features classic songs from the Academy Award winning film score such as “Be Our Guest” and “Belle,” as well as original songs from the 1994 Tony nominated Broadway musical.

Rebecca Pearce, Teacher of Drama and Director said, “I am so proud of what our students have achieved in this mind-blowing production we have so many talented singers, dancers and actors and they have been so committed to rehearsals and have completely embodied our school values of  Team Spirit, Pride and Grit.”