2017 BEAUTY & THE BEAST Audition Info and Signups
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 6th grade boys for the role of Chip (nothing to prepare).
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|CHARACTER||Gender||Age of the Character|
|Belle||F||16-22||mezzo solos; sweet, confident, and ability to express a range of emotion|
|Beast||M||21-28||baritone solos; strong actor with dynamic range|
|Mrs. Potts||F||35-45||alto solo; motherly, nurturing figure|
|Lumiere||M||25-35||baritone solo; a French butler with flare|
|Cogsworth||M||35-50||an English major-domo who runs the castle|
|Gaston||M||20-26||baritone solo; an arrogant and imposing figure|
|LeFou||M||18-30||tenor solo; bafoonish follower of Gaston|
|Chip||M||6-9||a boy who has become a teacup|
|Babette||F||18-26||a French maid with a lot of personality|
|Wardrobe||F||35-45||an opera singer of French origin who is like another mother to Belle|
|Maurice||M||40-55||baritone solo; Belle's father and a bit of a mad-scientist|
|4 - 6 Lead Dancers||F/M||open||elite dancers to play Wolves, Dinnerware, & Enchanted characters|
|3 Silly Girls||F||16-24||adoring fans of Gaston with featured singing|
|8 - 10 Male Ensemble||M||open||variety of roles including Monsieur D'Arque, Narrator, Villagers, & Cronies|
|7-12 Female Ensemble||F||open||variety 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.
Choose one of our audition blocks on either Tuesday, May 16 or Wednesday, May 17.
You must prepare a roughly 45-60 second 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 for your accompaniment (but a CD player/speakers will be available too). If you choose to perform a song, we greatly 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for special arrangements.)
CALLBACKS: Callbacks will occur Sunday, May 21 from 10:00am-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 7:00-11:00pm. Check www.UpperRoomTheatreMinistry.org for updates!
FIRST REHEARSALS: Our important full company first rehearsal will be on May 23 at 6:30. Then we will begin more music rehearsals on May 24 and 25 (subject to change depending on conflicts). But as mentioned above, not everyone will be called for all the future rehearsals, depending on what numbers they are in and what conflicts exist.
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).
QUESTIONS? Feel free to call the director, Rob Tessier, at 703-393-2141 or email email@example.com.
How to Reserve Your Audition Time
Step 1) Select an available day & time slot (if you are a K through 6th grade boy, you MUST choose a Group audition block on 5/16).
Step 2) Fill out all of the required information and click “CONTINUE”. Then confirm your information on the second page.
Step 3) Read ALL of the very important audition details, tips and expectations in the email we send you. We will be emailing you a special document that you need to review and fill out.
Step 4) Show up to perform for us and have fun! 🙂