Audition Info and Signups (Coming Soon!)


CAST:
Our cast size is planned for about 40. ALL roles are open to rising 9th-12th graders, college students, and young adults in their 20s and 30s. Plus we allowing men 40 years and older to audition for Maurice and Cogsworth. And we are holding group auditions for K through 5th grade boys for the role of Chip (nothing to prepare).

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ROLES BREAKDOWN:

CHARACTERGenderAge of the Character
(not performer)
Notes
BelleF16-22mezzo solos; sweet, confident, and ability to express a range of emotion
BeastM21-28baritone solos; strong actor with dynamic range
Mrs. PottsF35-45alto solo; motherly, nurturing figure
LumiereM25-35baritone solo; a French butler with flare
CogsworthM35-50an English major-domo who runs the castle
GastonM20-26baritone solo; an arrogant and imposing figure
LeFouM18-30tenor solo; bafoonish follower of Gaston
ChipM6-9a boy who has become a teacup
BabetteF18-26a French maid with a lot of personality
WardrobeF35-45an opera singer of French origin who is like another mother to Belle
MauriceM40-55baritone solo; Belle's father and a bit of a mad-scientist
4 - 6 Lead DancersF/Mopenelite dancers to play Wolves, Dinnerware, & Enchanted characters
3 Silly GirlsF16-24adoring fans of Gaston with featured singing
8 - 10 Male EnsembleMopenvariety of roles including Monsieur D'Arque, Narrator, Villagers, & Cronies
7-12 Female EnsembleFopenvariety of roles including the Enchantress, Villagers, Dinnerware, & Enchanted

REHEARSALS: Those cast will only be called to rehearsals when needed, sometimes for parts of rehearsals as well (you will not be called to every single rehearsal until we are close to opening the show). The bulk of rehearsals will happen on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm, Sundays from 5:30-9:30pm and two additional floating weekday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. We also sometimes go a little later on some Saturdays and evenings. Those preparing to audition should do everything possible to keep those dates and times available.

PERFORMANCES: The production will run July 18-23, with required strike (take down of all set/lighting/clean-up) on July 24.

AUDITIONS:

Choose one of our audition blocks on either Tuesday, May 16 or Wednesday, May 17.

You must prepare a roughly 1-minute song (32 bars) or monologue selection (most roles require singing in this show). We also ask you do not choose a piece from Beauty and the Beast for your audition. Arrive 10 minutes early, bring your sheet music or CD/ipod, and bring your completed Audition Information Form. We are providing a fantastic pianist and CD player/speakers for your accompaniment. If you choose to perform a song, we much prefer you to bring sheet music for our audition accompanist (a cappella singing is not preferred).

An Audition Information Form plus more details and tips will be emailed to you once you reserve your appointment below. Don’t be nervous, we are all very friendly! 🙂

(NOTE: If you can’t make our in-person initial auditions and want to send in a video, please email auditions@allsaintsyouthministry.org for special arrangements.)

CALLBACKS: Callbacks will occur Saturday, May 21 from 11:00am-2:00pm and are reserved for those who are called back to a second audition — KEEP THIS TIME OPEN! Our callback list will be announced here on our website no earlier than 10am and no later than 5pm, Thursday, May 18. The final cast list will be posted on our website Sunday, May 21 sometime between 6:00-10:00pm. Check www.UpperRoomTheatreMinistry.org for updates!

FIRST REHEARSALS: Our first rehearsal will be on May 23 from 6:30-10pm. (subject to change)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Upper Room Theatre Ministry is sponsored by All Saints Catholic Church.  Casting will result in a mixture of members from All Saints in addition to those outside the church membership.  We certainly welcome anyone within the required age ranges to audition.  Be aware that because we are a ministry, we incorporate prayer into our rehearsal process by beginning and ending our rehearsals with prayer and dedicating our efforts to God. You don’t have to be Catholic, just open to allowing faith into the theatrical process.

Everyone is a volunteer. Any money that is made as a fruit of the production is directly contributed to helping pay for theatrical renovations and youth ministry spiritual opportunities and missions.

Anyone involved with our production over 18 must be Virtus-approved (this is our child protection program, since we will have people involved with the production under 18). It’s EASY to be approved as long as you fill out paperwork (we provide it at auditions), permit a background check, and attend a 3-hour training on a Saturday morning. You can learn more at www.virtus.org (our diocese is Arlington).

 

AUDITION SIGN-UPS WILL BE BE AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE
BEGINNING AFTER EASTER, APRIL 16.

PLEASE COME BACK AND SIGN UP AT THAT TIME! 🙂