Auditions coming up for ‘Jungle Book’ at BAAY

Nine- to 12-year-olds who love to sing, dance and act are invited to audition for the musical “The Jungle Book” at BAAY, the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth.

There is nothing to prepare ahead of time; everything will be taught at the audition itself. Auditions are 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, with callbacks 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Auditioneers should plan to be there for both auditions, and to attend callbacks if requested.

The show will be performed two weekends (most likely one weekend per cast), March 20-22 and March 27-29. Rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, about 90 minutes each.

Fee for participation in the play is about $100 a month (roughly $7 per hour of instruction). Scholarships are available for those with financial hardship. Details: baay.org.