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Open Auditions Upcoming For Next YES Kids Show
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YES, Youth Entertainment Stage, Kids is seeking students in grades four through eight to be actors, singers, and dancers for Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” with open auditions to be held soon.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m., auditions will be held at Modesto Junior College, Recital Hall, 435 College Ave., Modesto followed by Saturday, Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. at Downey High School Theatre, 1000 Coffee Road, Modesto and Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at Johansen High School Theatre, 641 Norseman Drive, Modesto.

Attendance at only one audition is required. No experience or preparation is necessary and all audition materials will be provided.

The Stanislaus County Office of Education sponsors the YES Kids as they bring to life Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” – the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s little wooden puppet. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

Production commitment is extracurricular and includes weekends, Jan. 17 through early March, 2017. Performances are March 3 through 5 at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Tuition of $200 per student is in place to help defer production costs; scholarships are available. For additional information about auditions and performance times, visit