After just three weeks of rehearsals and preparation, Act III Acting Studio and the Garden Theatre partnered to produce “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” this weekend, with two full casts of youth theatre camp actors.
The musical was complete with elaborate costumes, sets, props and choreography. The actors varied in experience level but were all between ages 5 and 17.
“It’s my joy to be with them,” Director Karen Rugerio said about the young cast. “I really love it, and I think this show is all about that … why it’s so important to love one another.”
Additional performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26.