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Anastasia The Musical


Anastasia: The Musical

A BDACT Musical for Area High School Students

Thursdays | June 20 & 27 | 7:00 pm
Fridays | June 21 & 28 | 7:00 pm
Saturdays | June 22 & 29 | 7:00 pm
Sundays | June 23 & 30 | 2 pm
BDACT Fine Arts Center – Kamps Auditorium

Tickets: Student $10, Adult $18

ANASTASIA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Directed by Mark Lefeber


Tuesday | April 9 | 4:15–8:45 pm
Wednesday | April 10 | 4:15–8:45 pm
BDACT Fine Arts Center

Reserve your spot and prepare your audition today to be a part of our area high school production of Anastasia. All current high school students from Beaver Dam and surrounding communities are invited to audition on April 9 or 10. Choose your time on the SignUpGenius link and complete the online audition form ahead of time. 

For your audition, you can expect to be greeted by our audition team while you:

  • sing a minute of a song that showcases your range and abilities
  • complete a vocal range check
  • learn and practice a bit of choreography (please dress accordingly)
  • show off your acting skills with this selected reading in a variety of deliveries

Be a part of this memory-making summer opportunity at BDACT.

Character Descriptions

Anya/Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov (Range: G3-F5, Belt to D5)
Anya is brave, fiery, witty, and above all determined. With no memory of her life before age 17 and having lived through the horrors of the Russian Revolution, Anya jumps at the sound of gunshots and is distrustful of strangers, but there is steel hiding just beneath the surface. Anya is strong-willed and compassionate. Her mantra, “Home, love, family” is her goal. All she knows is her family is in Paris and she will find them however she can.

Dmitry Sudayev (Range: A2-G4)
Dmitry is a scoundrel with a heart of gold. A street rat who grew into a conman, Dima does all he does to get out of poverty and is not above lying, cheating, and stealing to do so–that is until he meets Anya. What starts as just another scheme (albeit much bigger than anything he’s tried to pull off before) turns into the adventure of a lifetime that requires Dimitry to look inward and figure out how to put the one he loves before himself. 

Vladimir “Vlad” Popov (Range: A2-F4)
Vlad is Dmitry’s partner in crime (literally) and surrogate father. Before the revolution he scammed his way through society pretending to be a count. Vlad is dramatic, crafty, and a big softie at heart. While he, like Dmitry, is not above lying, cheating, and stealing, he cares greatly for his loved ones and is generally affable, though he can be calculating when he needs to be. 

Deputy Commissioner Gleb Vaganov (Range: A2-Gb4)
Gleb is the villain of the show, though not a bad person. He fully believes in the Communist ideals he follows. Loyal, honest, and hard working, Gleb almost has the potential to be a hero (he’s very much the hero of his own story). A deeply conflicted person, Gleb’s infatuation (and borderline obsession) with Anya leads to his battle with the idea of doing one’s duty vs. doing what is right. 

Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch (Range: G3-C5)
Lily is the lady in waiting to the Dowager Empress. She has been by the Dowager’s side since before the revolution. Lily is clever, dutiful, and above all fun (when not working for the Dowager). She deals with her exile from Russia with a sort of resigned dark humor…and a LOT of vodka. She and Vlad were once an item (unbeknownst to her oblivious husband) and rekindle their romance upon re-uniting.

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna Romanov (Range: F3-Bb4)
The Dowager Empress has lost everything she once held dear and must now put up with imposter upon imposter never allowing her to grieve in peace. She is icy, proud, and regal (not to mention intimidating) to all but her family. Though, she does have a very sharp wit. She is especially warm with Anastasia both when a child and after it’s revealed that Anya really is the princess. She commands authority and attention the minute she enters a room. 

Young Anastasia/Alexei (Doubles in Ensemble as well) (Range: C4-C5)
Young Anastasia is the willful, brave, proud, and precocious youngest daughter of the Tsar. She has a special bond with her grandmother (whom she calls Nana). Alexei was the Tsarevich (Heir to the throne) and only boy of the Romanov siblings. He suffered from debilitating hemophilia that often left him bed-ridden. Anya mentions that he was her best friend. 

The Ensemble has a TON to do in this show and plays a vast array of featured characters. All of the Ensemble plays Townsfolk, Royal Servants, Bolshevik Officers and Soldiers, Parisians, Reporters, and Aristocrats.

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NOTE: By purchasing tickets, you and members of your party agree to adhere to BDACT’s 2022 COVID-19 Policies.


  • BDACT Box Office
    117 W. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam (920-885-6891)
    Tuesday & Thursday 10 am–4 pm

Enjoy all four 60th Season Mainstage shows at a 20% discount by purchasing your Mainstage Series Pass through April 14.

Volunteers are needed
to usher, sell tickets, and concessions.


Anastasia: The Musical

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical
From the play by Marcelle Maurette as adapted by Guy Bolton

From the 1997 animated big-screen favorite to the 2017 Broadway stage performances and tours since, the story of Anastasia has drawn audiences from around the world. This enchanting story set in post-WW1 Paris follows Russian-born Anya in her determination to find her home, her family, and her place in the world. The heartwarming soundtrack includes the familiar movie classics, “Journey to the Past” and “Once Upon a December.”

High school students from Beaver Dam and the surrounding communities will impress and inspire you as they transport you through their talented performances. Previously labeled a youth performance, this show draws quite a crowd and overheard phrases like, “I can’t believe they were high schoolers.” Plan this summer to enjoy this new addition to the BDACT Mainstage Series.

Act now and secure your 2024 Mainstage Series Pass (before April 14) to save 20%.

Director: Mark Lefeber
Assistant Director:Amy Friedl
Elissa Ewert