BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton

Directed by Elizabeth Tracey

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville Iowa 52241

December 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM

December 9, 16 at 2:00 PM.

There may be two added Saturday matinees on December 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM.

 

AUDITIONS

September 7 (Friday) 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

September 8 (Saturday) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

CALLBACKS

September 9 (Sunday) 5:00 PM

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at The Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St., Coralville

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  Typical schedule runs Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.  You will only be called as needed depending on your part.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story.  Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.

We encourage actors of all ages and levels of experience to apply.

 

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

Fill out an Audition Form (http://citycircle.org/auditions/audition-form/) to secure an audition appointment.  Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.  Once you fill out an Audition Form our producer, Liz Tracey, will contact you with your appointment time.  If you submit a form and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Belle. A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of life than an ordinary existence.  she is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom: E3

Beast. 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.  Vocal range top: F4, bottom: A2

Gaston.  The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle.  He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.  Vocal range top: E4, bottom: A2

Maurice.  Belle’s loving, eccentric father.  A child at heart and inventor in his own world.  Vocal range top: Db4, bottom Bb2

Cogsworth.  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.  Vocal range top: E4, bottom A2

Mrs. Potts.  A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot.  She is loyal, caring, and playful.  Vocal range top: G5, bottom: F#3

Lumiere.  A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra.  He is a loyal and steadfast servant.  Vocal range top: F#4, bottom: F#2.

Chip.  An enchanted teacup and Mrs.  Potts’ darling little boy.  He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom: A3.

Babette.  A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections.  She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom C4.

Madame De La Grande Bouche.  A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe.  She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.  Vocal range top: D5, bottom: C#4.

Lefou.  Gaston’s bumbling sidekick.  He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.  Vocal range top: F#4, bottom: B2.

Monsieur D’arque.  The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum.  He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.  Vocal range top: A4, bottom: D3.

Ensemble.  Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople (all ages).