Beauty and the Beast Auditions

We will be casting principal roles and an ensemble including 5 children.
Ensemble members will be both townspeople and enchanted objects. We need all ages.

Location:  The Recreation Station (A Bourbonnais Township Park District facility)  770 E. Franklin St., Bradley

Dance Workshop – March 8th at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – (For everyone auditioning, adults and children)
Please wear appropriate dance attire and footwear.

Vocal and Dance Auditions – Saturday March 11th

          Children & Chip – (8 to 12 years old) – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

          Adults – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Callbacks – Sunday March 12th – 2:00 PM

AUDITION FORM – HERE

Auditions are closed to spectators.

Cannot make audition dates?  Please fill out the audition form above and send a video recording of yourself singing one of the initial audition songs to to sharonactingout@gmail.com  – if you cannot attend callbacks please send line and vocal selections from callback info as well.

Read Thru – Friday, March 17th

Rehearsals will be some weekends until mid May – then week night rehearsals will begin.

Show dates are July 21, 22, 23.

AUDITION MATERIALS

For the initial audition please choose from one of the initial audition songs listed below.
Callbacks will include character readings and pairings. Lines, and vocal selections for callbacks are also listed below.

Belle – Mezzo-Soprano – Look 18-30

Belle is the original fairy tale heroine-kind, gentle and beautiful – but with an important 21st century twist.  She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman.  Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds.  The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within the Beast, and to love him for it.  This role requires a strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.

Belle Initial

CALLBACKS: Belle Maurice lines, Belle lines (yes, it’s the Narrator lines!), Belle Beast lines, Belle Beast lines 2Belle Call back

The Beast – Baritone – Look 21-35

The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see.  He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake.  There is anger and menace in the Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle.  It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body.  This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence

Beast Initial

CALLBACKS: Belle Beast lines, Belle Beast lines 2Beast Call back

Gaston – Baritone – Look 21-35

Gaston is the absolute antithesis of the Beast.  Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention.  However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for the Beast, Belle and Maurice.  This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well.

There’s not an initial audition piece for Gaston, please prepare a song from a different character.

CALLBACKS: Gaston Belle linesLeFou Gaston linesLefou Gaston Call back, Gaston Call back

Lefou – Tenor/Baritone – Look 18+

Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick.  He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master.  The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting.

Le Fou Initial 

CALLBACKS: LeFou Gaston lines, Lefou Gaston Call back

Maurice – Baritone – Look 40+

Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle.  He is ind, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive yet he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger.

Maurice Initial

CALLBACKS: Belle Maurice linesMaurice Call back

Babette – Alto – Look 20 – 40

Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections.  This role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest.  This character speaks with a French accent.

There’s not an initial audition piece for Babette, please prepare a song from a different character.

CALLBACKS: Babette Lumiere linesBabette Lumiere lines 2

Lumiére – Tenor/Baritone – Look 20+

Lumiére is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum.  He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming.  He has a romantic involvement with Babette.  This character speaks with a French accent.  This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well.

There’s not an initial audition piece for Lumiére, please prepare a song from a different character.

CALLBACKS: Babette Lumiere linesBabette Lumiere lines 2Lumiere Cogsworth linesLumiere Cogsworth lines 2Lumiere Call backCogsworth,Lumiere Potts Call back

Cogsworth – Baritone – Look 25+

Cogsworth is a tightly wound enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household.  He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection.  This character speaks with a British accent.  This role requires strong character acting.

There’s not an initial audition piece for Cogsworth, please prepare a song from a different character.

CALLBACKS: Lumiere Cogsworth linesLumiere Cogsworth lines 2Cogsworth,Lumiere Potts Call back

Mrs Potts– Mezzo-Soprano – Look 30+

Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted maternal enchanted teapot.  She is loyal, caring, and playful.

Potts Initial

CALLBACKS: Chip Mrs. Potts linesCogsworth,Lumiere Potts Call backPotts Call back

Chip – Boy Soprano – Look 8 – 12

Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts.

Child Initial

CALLBACKS: Chip Mrs. Potts lines 

Madamé de la Grande Bouche – Soprano – Look 30+

Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe.

Madamé Initial Audition – please prepare 16-32 bars of an aria or art song to sing with no accompaniment.

CALLBACKS: Madame’ lines

Monsieur D’Arque – Tenor – Look 25+

D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune.  Also doubles as townsperson.

There’s not an initial audition piece for Monsieur D’Arque,  please prepare a song from a different character.

CALLBACKS: D’Arque linesD’arque Call back

Three Silly Girls – Mezzo-Soprano – Look 16 – 25

The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston.  They are featured dancers who doubles as enchanted objects.

There’s not an initial audition piece for Silly Girls, please prepare a song from a different character.

CALLBACKS: Silly Girls linesSilly Girls Call back 

The Ensemble – townspeople – enchanted objects – wolves – all ages – 13+

The ensemble is very busy as they are both townspeople and enchanted objects.  There are several solo singing opportunities and many great dance numbers.
Looking for those trained in dance technique and/or acrobatics with the potential to do a variety of tricks.

There’s not an initial audition piece for Ensemble, please prepare a song from a character above.

Children Ensemble Members – 5 children – ages 8 to 12

The ensemble is very busy as they are both townspeople and enchanted objects.  There are many great dance numbers.
Looking for those trained in dance technique and/or acrobatics with the potential to do a variety of tricks.

Child Initial