Stage Struck

Announcing Summer 2024 Shows!

Registration now open!

PM&L Theatre is pleased to announce the return of our Stage Struck Youth Theatre program with new shows selected for the summer of 2024.

This program allows youth of all ages to participate in a real theatrical production with the goal of enriching their lives with unique experiences. The program culminates with live performances in July 2024.

Sign up for the wait list to be notified when registration opens, as spots are limited!

About The Productions

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr
    Open to ages 12 – 18.
    Production Dates – July 11-14, 2024
  • Disney’s Finding Nemo JR
    Open to ages 7 – 18.
    Production Dates – July 25-28, 2024
  • Rainbow Fish
    Open to ages 10 – 18.
    Production Dates – July 25-28, 2024
Backstage positions are available as well for working on stage crew, assisting with creation of props or working in tech booth on sound, lights and projections.

About PM&L

As stated in the preamble to our bylaws:

The purposes for which the corporation is organized are: to promote the fine arts by producing plays, art exhibits, music concerts, musical comedies and instructing the same. PM&L, Inc. does not discriminate against any prospective member or participant because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

Production Details

Ages 12-18

Beauty and the Beast Jr Logo image

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  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 to 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.

  • Belle – Smart, confident young woman from a small village. She stands up to Gaston while showing compassion for Maurice, the Servants and eventually the Beast.
  • Beast – A young prince transformed by an enchantress’s spell.
  • Narrators – These actors guide the focus and pace of this beautiful tale.
  • Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress – Portrays the transformation in the Prologue.
  • Gaston – Pompous and dim-witted, will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand.
  • Maurice – Belle’s aging and eccentric father, a protective inventor.
  • Lefou – Gaston’s dim-witted lackey, provides comic relief.
  • Les Filles de la Ville – These girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything to be near him. Performers need to be able to portray the comic nature of these roles and enjoy playing off each other.
  • Lumiere – Confident, charming French mâitre d’ who has been turned into a candelabra under the enchantress’ spell. He has an incessant bickering rapport with Cogsworth.
  • Cogsworth – The majordomo of the castle (highest ranking person in the castle) who has been turned into a clock. Like all of the castle’s servants, he shows fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to the master, the Beast. He enjoys feeling like the boss and has no problem getting into it with Lumiere.
  • Mrs. Potts – Mrs. Potts is the castle’s endearing cook who has been turned into a teapot. She needs to be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amongst the chaos that is breaking out in the castle. This actor should be able to play a loving mother figure to all the characters.
  • Chip – Chip is Mrs. Pott’s son who has been turned into a teacup. Chip has a wonderful innocence that endears him to all of the servants.
  • Madame De La Grande Bouche – Madame is an opera singer who has been turned into a wardrobe. She is larger-than-life in everything she does including her singing and dancing. This performer must be able to portray the ultimate diva with an outsized personality and voice.
  • Babette – Babette is the maid of the castle who has been turned into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life but is happy to be at Belle’s service at a moment’s notice. Her true heart comes through in her song ‘Human Again’.
  • Monsieur D’Arque – Monsieur D’Arque is the owner of the mental asylum. Looking for a solid actor who can believably exude his sinister personality.
  • Villagers, Servants – The Servants of the castle might include Statues, Dust Pan, Flatware, Plates, an Egg Timer, Napkins, Salt & Pepper Shakers, etc. These enchanted characters are the Rockettes of the castle. The Villagers are the inhabitants of Belle’s town. These include the Bookseller, Baker, Egg Lady, etc.

Ages 10-18

The “denizens of the deep” admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean. But when Rainbow Fish refuses to share his (or her!) vibrant, shimmering scales (played by separate actors who are an extension of Rainbow Fish), the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy that no one adores him anymore, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus (whose tentacles are also played by separate actors). Octopus helps the young fish learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful.

Based on the international bestseller and award-winning book, The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. 

  • Rainbow Fish
  • Silver Scale 1 & 2
  • Starfish
  • Barnacle
  • Octopus
  • Narrator
  • School Fish
  • Fancy Fish
  • Other Sea Creatures

Ages 7-18

Finding Nemo Jr Logo

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.

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

  • Nemo – A curious young clownfish who brims with excitement to explore beyond the Great Barrier Reef. Despite being born with a “lucky fin,” Nemo learns about the world’s dangers and promises of adventure. Through new friendships and teamwork, Nemo becomes a brave leader.
  • Marlin – An anxious clownfish and Nemo’s overprotective father, develops courage and wisdom to trust others on his journey across the sea to find Nemo.
  • Dory – An optimistic and bubbly blue tang with short-term memory loss, helps Marlin on his quest to find Nemo, providing comfort and family.
  • Coral – A loving mother-to-be clownfish, married to Marlin, dedicated to protecting her eggs.
  • Sea Chorus – The general ensemble creating the environment and characters Marlin and Dory interact with on their journey, including Angelfish, Damselfish, and more.
  • Reef Kids – Nemo’s classmates, including Pearl, Sheldon, and Tad, each with their unique traits and personalities.
  • Reef Parents – Parents of the Reef Kids, supporting characters in Nemo’s story.
  • Professor Ray – A stingray and Nemo’s teacher, encourages students to explore the world with enthusiasm.
  • Scuba Mask Dancer – Responsible for floating the diver’s mask through water scenes.
  • Bruce – An intimidating great white shark trying to maintain a vegetarian diet, struggles with his instincts.
  • Chum and Anchor – Bruce’s shark friends, part of the group trying to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle.
  • Fish “Friends” – Attend the sharks’ party but doubt the hosts’ commitment to a kelp-only diet.
  • Bubbles – A yellow tang from the “Tank Gang,” fascinated by bubbles and welcoming to Nemo.
  • Bloat – A supportive blowfish from the “Tank Gang,” keeps spirits up in the Sydney Harbor Aquarium.
  • Gurgle – A royal gramma fish from the “Tank Gang,” enjoys the safety of the tank’s cleanliness.
  • Peach – A starfish from the “Tank Gang,” offers guidance and reassurance to the group.
  • Gill – A Moorish idol fish and leader of the “Tank Gang,” inspires Nemo and plans escapes from the aquarium.
  • Nigel – A sharp-eyed pelican, connects the “Tank Gang” with the outside world and brings news of Sydney Harbour.
  • Seagulls – Persistently try to snatch snacks on the boardwalk, adding humor and challenge.
  • Sea Turtles & Sea Turtle Kids – Featured in “Go With the Flow,” include Crush and Squirt, showcasing a mellow and adventurous spirit.

Crew - ages 12 - 18

Beauty and the Beast Jr Cast - ages 12 - 18

Rainbow Fish Cast - ages 10 - 18

Finding Nemo Jr Cast - ages 7 - 18


Yes, you are welcome to sign your child up for as many productions as they would like to participate in.  The directors of all productions will work closely together to coordinate rehearsals.

A link will be provided after registration to sign up for an audition slot.  

All registered participants will receive a role appropriate for their unique abilities.

All those interested in a singing role should prepare one of the music selections. There are non singing roles as well and no one has to sing solo but those who do not sing will not be considered for a solo role.

Additional details regarding songs and scenes will be in the Audition Packet provided after registration.

Each child is encouraged to choose and practice a character in one of the audition sides.  They should familiarize themselves with all the sides as they may be asked to read any character, but they will have the opportunity to read the character/side they practiced. 

Those interested in a singing solo should prepare a music selection and will have the opportunity to sing it by themselves at the audition.

Auditions will be held in groups based on age range.  Those aged 7-11 will audition separately from those ages 12-18. Auditions for ages 7-11 will be in a more relaxed group setting, and those 12-18 will be more of a traditional audition in a group setting. 

Each participant will sing the song they prepared and we will end with cold readings from the provided sides. Each participant will have a chance to read the side they practiced. 

Roles will be communicated to all participants by email. 

  • There will be a parent meeting and audition workshop on Saturday, April 20 at PM&L Theatre from 9-12.
  • Auditions for Rainbow Fish will occur at the first cast meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 7.
  • Auditions for Finding Nemo JR participants aged 7-11 will be held on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday April 23.
  • Auditions for participants in Beauty and the Beast Jr and/or Finding Nemo JR aged 12-18 will be held on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday April 30.
  • Callbacks will be held on Wednesday May 1.
  • The callback list will be posted Tuesday April 30.

Roles will be communicated to all participants by email.

All registered participants will be cast.

  • Beauty and the Beast Jr - Musical -  $175
  • Finding Nemo Jr - Musical - $175
  • Both Jr Musicals - $275
  • Rainbow Fish - Non-Musical- $75

The registration fee covers all materials needed for the production, including scripts, costumes, set materials, props, etc.  Each student will also receive a production t-shirt and one complementary ticket to one performance. 

Actors may be asked to provide basic costume pieces from home, such as shoes, socks/hosiery, jeans/shorts, etc, as well as other personal items, such as hair accessories and make-up.  Any specialty items for costuming will be provided by the theatre.   

Yes!  If your child is between the ages of 12 and 18 and interested in lights, sound, props, set painting, stage management, choreography or helping backstage, please sign up for the "tech" class or reach out using the red "Contact Us" button.

Rehearsals will be scheduled for weekday evenings, Monday - Thursday.   The first rehearsals are planned to begin the week of May 6,2024

Our rehearsal schedule is created based on participant conflict, so please share detailed conflicts when completing your child's audition form. 

Not all actors will be called for the duration of every rehearsal.

We will do our best to work around conflicts, so please disclose all known conflicts on your audition form.  The rehearsal schedule will be created with conflicts in mind, so knowing this in advance will help the production team make the best use of everyone's time.  Excessive absences may result in a role being re-cast. 

Refunds are available until the cast list is posted.  Once auditions and/or casting have been completed, there are no refunds.

We welcome parent volunteers!  If you have a particular talent or area of interest, please let us know.  

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR and Disney’s Finding Nemo JR are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Rainbow Fish is presented through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Pioneer Drama.

Additional Audition Information

Audition Notes

Each child should prepare a song from the set of songs provided for the production they are registered for, and should be prepared to read along with one of the scene selections. Memorization, while not required, is strongly recommended. Please be prepared to audition emphasizing your use of voice, facial expressions, and your understanding of the character and material. We encourage parents or other responsible adults to talk about the audition process with their child(ren). Please make sure to set expectations: not every child will be able to receive a lead / supporting role, but every role is crucial to the telling of the story. Auditions will be held in 1-hour blocks with small groups of children.

Audition Scheduling

  • After registering, you will receive an email directing you to complete your child’s audition form.
  • After completing your audition form you will be emailed a link to schedule your audition. It is important you use this link in order to schedule your proper audition time slot.
  • Your audition submission email will also include a link to sides you’ll be reading at your audition.

StageStruck Waiting List

PM&L presents a Youth Theatre program every summer. By signing up for our StageStruck mailing list you will get emails with important program details as soon as they are available. This mailing list is not used for any other purpose.

  • Optional - we may at times send you SMS updates about auditions.
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