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Beauty and the Beast Cast Announced!

Monsieurs and mademoiselles, it is with greatest pride and deepest pleasure that I am able to announce the cast of the 2017 Broadway RFD production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! This year, we were overwhelmed with talent as 63 people auditioned for this show. We are excited that an extremely talented cast has been compiled that will dazzle you your senses on the stage. Please help me congratulate these individuals and come support them on July 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8:30 in Swensson Park. If you are interested in supporting these individuals prior to the show, please consider sponsoring a costume. Go to for more information.
Belle…Molly Johnson
Beast…Brant Busse
Gaston…Tyler Johnson
LeFou…Wyatt Odell
Maurice…Bill Olson
Babette…Emily Nelson
Lumiere…Mike Metcalfe
Cogsworth…Ben Dolezal
Madame De Le Grande Bouche…Jeanne Lucas
Monsieur D’Arque…Laurence Dahlsten
Mrs. Potts…Melanie Shallock
Chip…Lauren Dolezal
Silly Girl #1…Abigail Rishel-Bartlett
Silly Girl #2…Dalana Dutton
Silly Girl #3…Anna Reece
Townspeople & Enchanted Objects
Julie Holk
Annalise Jones
Beth Olson
Carly Rosey
Addison Haiden
Audrey Ash
Katia Matter
Alicia Dehaan
Skyler Venables
Whitney Johnson
Haylee Herman
Cade Cooper
Brent Heizelman
Tom Nelson
James Fish
Christopher Johnson
Trent Pennington
Trace Scott
Michael Holland
Josh Hoerner
Laurence Dahlsten
Congratulations to our cast!!

Beauty and the Beast Auditions – May 4th & 6th

Summer is quickly approaching which means Broadway RFD rehearsals will soon be underway.

Auditions for the 2017 show, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, will be Thursday, May 4th from 6:30 – 8:00pm and Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the SVMS/A.J. Steinberg Auditorium.

Those who audition should come prepared to sing a short selection from a musical (preferably) and do some script reading. An accompanist will be provided (bring sheet music if needed). Costume measurements for the show will also be taken at auditions so the costume crew can get a jump start.

This larger than life show requires a large cast with a strong chorus that can play multiple roles, sing and dance. We are looking for at least 11 women and 9 men in the chorus, so grab your friends and bring them along to audition!

Some specific needs for characters are: French accent (Lumiere & Babbette) and a gymnast (rug).

Click here to see a detailed description of each of the roles in the show.

The show has 1 child role available (Chip). There are no children in the chorus. Chip can be cast by either a male or female child between the ages of 7-12. The role has multiple solo lines in songs and calls for a strong singer.

Broadway RFD is looking forward to creating another wonderful show this summer and that can not be possible without talented actors onstage. For additional questions or if you are unable to attend one of the scheduled auditions, please contact Eric Lundstrom (


Auditions for Summer Shows

BroadwayRFD has an exciting summer planned and there is plenty of opportunity for you to be involved! This summer, Broadway RFD is producing two shows.

First, Seussical Kids is a children’s production which will be performed over Lindsborg Midsummers, June 17th and 18th at 4:00 pm at the SVMS/A.J. Steinberg Auditorium. Children who have completed grades 1st – 8th are eligible to audition. This whimsical production will be a great opportunity for kids to learn all about the different aspects of theater. Auditions will be May 18th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and May 20th from 9 am to 12 pm. Seussical Kids is directed by Abigail Rishel-Barnett with musical direction by Molly Johnson.

BroadwayRFD’s main summer show is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast being brought to the RFD stage for the first time. This show’s large cast is needs talent of all ages. Those who audition should be at least 7th grade or older, although there is one role for a younger actor/actress to play “Chip”. Those interested in auditioning should come with a song prepared to sing (accompanist will be available). Auditions will be held May 4th, 6:30 – 8:00 and Saturday May 6th, 1:00 – 3:00 at the SVMS/A.J. Steinberg Auditorium. Beauty and the Beast is directed by Eric Lundstrom and musical direction of Mark Lucas.

We look forward to having actors and actresses from the surrounding areas share their talents with BroadwayRFD once again. See you at auditions!

Beauty and the Beast to Dazzle RFD Audiences

bb-posterJuly 2017 will be a great summer for Broadway RFD. This year, for the first time, Beauty and the Beast will be presented under the stars in Swennson Park. This magical Disney production will delight audiences young and old with its extraordinary costumes and dazzling songs. Director, Eric Lundstrom, who previously directed 2015’s production of Wizard of Oz, is back to bring you this enchanted Disney classic.

Tell your friends and schedule the show dates because you won’t want to miss Beauty and the Beast July 21,22,28,29!