JCC Youth Theatre Program

Presenting Beauty and the Beast Jr.

  • Auditions will be held at the JCC on Thursday, September 12 at 4:00 PM.
  • Rehearsals will be held at the JCC on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.
  • Tech Week will be held at show venue (TBD).



Events Dates and Schedule

  • Sample Enrichment Dates: 3:30-4:00pm
    September 12 and 19
  • Enrichment Dates: 3:45-4:30pm
    September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19
  • Audition Dates: 4:00-6:30pm
    September 12 and 19
  • Rehearsal Dates: 4:30-6:30pm
    September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 7, 9, 14, 16,
  • Tech Rehearsal Dates: 4:00-7:00pm
    January 22 and 23
  • Performance Dates:
    January 26, 2:00pm



Director, Samantha Gelnaw Lang

Samantha is a professional actress, and is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild Union (SAG-AFTRA), with credits in both Film and TV (Most notably for her principal role in the academy award winning movie Silver Linings Playbook).  She is also a theatre director and teaching artist who is currently working on various productions (both acting and directing) in NY-NJ area. Many of her past and current directing credits include youth productions at The Villagers Theatre, Lois Allen School of the Dance, On Stage Theatre Camp and The PaperMill Playhouse just to name a few. Sam believes in collaboration and building confidence with the actors she works with, her teaching style is fun and positive and all about the process. She loves working with performers of all ages, and on all aspects of the theatre arts, specifically in improvisation, voice and acting work; both for the stage and camera.