BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Sept 11 from 6:30-8:30pm
Ages 15 & under
Sept 12-13 from 6:30-9:30pm
"Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the beast."
About the Show
Directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen
Music directed by John Krol
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Auditions are by appointment only
Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
Please prepare 16-32 bars of an objective driven, Disney or contemporary musical style song (one that showcases your acting skills in addition to vocal skills). Disney songs are okay, but please do not prepare a song from Beauty and the Beast.
Be prepared to read from the script. Choreography auditions will be held at callbacks. Plan to spend approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes at the audition.
Rehearsal & Performance Information
Rehearsals: Mon-Thurs, Sundays possible, Beginning Late September
Performances are Nov 23-Dec 16, 2018, Friday & Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm. Please note that Beauty and the Beast will run for four weekends.
All roles are open
Belle: Vocal Range E3-F5
Age 20-25, A vibrant, intelligent girl, optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life
The Beast/Prince Adam: Vocal Range A2-F4
Age 25-40, A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.
Gaston: Vocal Range A2-E4
Age 25-40, The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest
Lumiere: Vocal Range F#2/Gb2-F#4/Gb4
Age 30+, A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant
Cogsworth: Vocal Range A2-E4
Age 40+, A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.
Mrs. Potts: Vocal Range F#3/Gb3-G5
Age 40+, A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Maurice: Vocal Range A#2/Bb2-C34/Db4
Age 50+, Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Chip: Vocal Range A3-F5
Age 7-12, An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Lefou: Vocal Range: B2-F#4/Gb4
Age 20-30, Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
Babette: Vocal Range: C4-F5
Age 20-30, A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Madame De La Grande Bouche: Vocal Range: C#4/Db4-D5
Age 40+, A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Monsieur D’Arque: Vocal Range: D3-A4
Age 50+, The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
Ensemble: Need a variety of people of all ages to play townspeople, wolves, and enchanted objects